Mary Gargett: Hoopcamp Instructor 2017
Mary Gargett is a vibrant multidisciplinary circus performer currently living in Seattle, Washington, USA. She taught at Hoopcamp 2013 to rave reviews and we’re excited to have her back. With specialties including hula hoop, stilt walking and aerial hoop, along with a strong skill set in partner acrobatics, stilt acrobatics, dance and general theatre antics, Mary’s performed with companies including the March Fourth Marching Band, Quixotic Fusion, Animate Objects Physical Theatre, Shanghai Productions and SANCA’s professional performance collective. She’s taken stages by storm at Jam Cruise, Envision, Wakarusa, Symbiosis, Electric Forest, Wanderlust, All Good, Burning Man, High Sierra, Shangri La and many more. She’s also taught hooping at Wanderlust Festival, Spin Summit, and has co-directed the 2015 and 2016 Electric Forest Hula Hoop Troupe. She’s excited to be back sharing her juicy knowledge and experience.
The Exciting World of Foot Hooping
In this workshop we will be focusing on the exciting world of foot hooping! Want to learn how to hoop on your foot? Already know how to hoop on your foot but want to learn some new transitions, drills and skills? You will learn new skills and drills that will help add more creative movements to your flow. We will look into the world of rolling, headstands, handstands, foot breaks, transitions and passes – all with our feet! Come join me in discovering how to use your feet as a dynamic tool for leveling up your hoop skills!
When Hoopers Get Acrobatic!
This class is designed for an advanced level and in this workshop we will focus on the acrobatics of hooping!! Do you want to add some more flare to your hoop dance? Something to really wow your audience? Come join me as we dive into the world of acrobatic hooping! We will look at how to use the right technique to properly execute these new skills such as cartwheels, handstands, rolls, balance and more. We will take a look at your lines and how to make them look beautiful while adding a dynamic and dramatic visual to your skill set.