Your teachers for the April/May TADAH Vintage Hoop Retreat 2020 are….
Beth Lavinder has been hooping for nearly 13 years, ever since she was first handed a hoop by the woman who would later become known as Spiral. Beth has been been part of the Carrboro flow arts scene since that first spin under the big oak tree on the Weaver Street Lawn and has also been a longtime student of the Jonathan Baxter of the HoopPath. Beth considers herself fortunate to have been able to travel far and wide, connecting to hoop communities at gatherings all over the US as well as the UK, Finland, Japan, and Bali. At the same time, the HoopPath has always held her heart and is her home base. The imagery and metaphorical potential of hoopdance inform Beth’s engagement with her prop and reflect similar dynamics in her interactions and movement through the world in general. That being said, she’s also a bit of a geek at heart and finds a lot of pleasure in the breaking down of hoop moves and in the attention to the smallest detail and gesture as this technical aspect of hoopdance holds its own delights and discoveries. Beth’s workshops will focus on the intersection of poetic expression and technique. And she is truly honoured to be teaching at TADAH for the first time.
Andeli is a creative and lively flow artist from Switzerland. She teaches a number of disciplines including hoopdance (2010), poi (2000) & her new created Flowarttool SilknHoop (2018).
Andeli’s lives the life in which she perceives ‘flow’ as a gift to yourself, something to integrate into your everyday life. And she speaks from the heart when she says, “flow yourself beautiful!”
Spinning Poi & dance with the Hoop, altered Andeli’s life and her love of motion and founding new movements has since been ever lasting. Her stage experience that she collected as a young girl, pushed her to perform her first fire show in 2007. Since then, she has been part of various projects, organising, teaching and performing. She currently performs professionally with the fire group Foyk and has been teaching both poi and hulahoop since 2014 in Switzerland and on international Hulahoopconventions. She is one of the Organiser of Get the Ring, Swiss Hulahoop Convention & influence the Swiss Hulahoop Community by organising Events and Workshops in Switzerland.