I hope you have enjoyed the energy, creativity, colors, and culture of the Native American Hoop Festival. Tomorrow, I am moving on to a photo series on Scottsdale's Arabian Horse Show held last weekend at Westworld.
As you can see from the first photo, this young dancer is concentrating and practicing for his competition. It is great to see young people have goals, skills, and determination to participate in this traditional event.
The second photo reflects the complexity of the manipulation of the hoops around the dancer's body to create the image of an eagle or other type of animal. You can see the number of hoops this dancer is using for this one image. Dancers create numerous images for the judges and audience to experience.
Just look at the third photo and you can clearly see who the judge is. Look at his stern, intent character. The judge in this photo clearly stands out in any crowd as a strong person. You can also see him sitting at the edge of the second photo.