Tutsdays: Double Hoops No Beat w/ Kassandra Morrison

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Hey guys!

We are back again with Tutsday, the Flow Arts Institute’s weekly tutorial series. 
This week we have the incredible circle manipulator, Kassandra Morrison.  Kassandra is an amazing hoop and double hoop artist.  This week, she brings us the Double Hoop No Beat.  

Let’s get started.

Kassandra bring to us a tutorial on No Beats on wheel plane, along with an assortment of timing and directions. Beginning with a suggestional prerequisite, and a slight break down of utilizing the  balance to draw back and maintain momentum while creating a horizontal line.  This provides the hoops to look as though they are floating back.

This trick demonstrates a variety of timing and directions. Utilizing slow motion for a more defined image of the move. As Kassandra says, “A great prerequisite for this, is a back of the hand balance”.  This part of the technique can be seen at 0:45 of the video. Notice how her hand is curved to support the hoop.  Try to maintain a flat plane with the hoop while balancing it on the back of your hand.

After you’ve got a handle on that, work on rolling the hoop up as if you were going into the back of the hand balance.  As the hoop nears where you would have it balance, draw your hand straight behind you to create the No Beat illusion.  This move can be done in a number of different timings and directions, as Kassandra demonstrates at the end of the video.

Make sure to give each of the timings and directions some time in your practice.  This technique could be the transition tool that takes your flow or performance to the next level. Thanks for checking out this week’s entry.  We hope to see you again next week!



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