Champion Hoop dancer

Vancouver Richmond World Festival Indigenous Navajo people Hoop Dance

Indigenous Hoop Dancer with Storytelling

Richmond World Festival Hoop Dancers Performance

Growing in the West coast, I have many Indigenous friends, from school, work and business. Their dance and culture reflects how we live and coexist with the nature, their singing touches my soul. Enjoy this wonderful performance with storytelling. If you enjoyed this video please comment and share.

Champion Hoop dancer and Chilliwack, BC-based White Thunder Dance Theatre founder Gary Abbott presents a Navajo people story dance about life during the 3rd annual Richmond World Festival at Minoru Park in Richmond, BC, Canada on Saturday, Sept. 2, 2017.

Background music: Intertribal: ‘Come And Dance, My Brother the Eagle…’ – Northern Cree Singers

This Navajo people story dance tells the story of life. You have to use your imagination to see all the forms that are made with the 16 hoops. You will see the wind, the rain, the nest, the sun and the moon.

White Thunder Dance Theatre was founded in 1987 by Abbott. The goal of the group is to promote First Nations culture within their own culture and with all cultures. The theatre troupe is made up of dancers from all over British Columbia. They have traveled and performed throughout North America sharing their music, culture and tradition.
Background music: Intertribal: ‘Come And Dance, My Brother the Eagle…’ – Northern Cree Singers

Cinema Camera Canon C300mkII, Artist Wayne Lam, Vancouver photographer & Filmmaker