#WeCreate: Hoop Girl Rachael Lust
When the Olympics come around, I don’t ever get excited. Honestly. I’m not sure why, exactly. Perhaps it’s simply that I’ve never loved watching sports on television. However, as long as I can remember the Olympics existing, I can remember how my brother is strangely entranced by the event called “Hoops and Balls.” He is singularly unimpressed by just about every event in the Olympics.
But Hoops and Balls?
At first, we all kind of mocked him. He’s your typical big brother–a little too aggressive, not into girly things, has to be ‘cool.’
Hoops and Balls was a little outside the realm of what we knew of him.
Until you watch it.
Because it was my big brother and because his mad respect for the ladies of Hoops and Balls, it changed the degree to which I paid attention to the performance arts. Dancers, gymnasts, marching bands, freestylers of any sort. The way people can move is so fluid and incredible and so beyond my range of skills that I can’t help but be impressed.
And then one day, this video of this girl started to circulate the Internet.
Her name is Rachael Lust.
What thrills me about her projects is just how carefree and relaxed she is when she dances. She’s just so natural and happy when she’s being the Master of the Hula Hoop. It makes me wonder how this hobby came to be an art form. How did that thought begin, and how did that thought progress?
“Hey…this hula hoop thing is pretty cool.”
*gets really good at it*
“I wonder how good I can be…”
*masters every fathomable movement*
I could watch these videos for days.
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