The 2013 edition of Santa Fe Indian Market was, as usual, a spinning kaleidoscope of Native artistry and a colorful mashup of Native cuture old and new. Here’s a perfect example — the Hip Hop Hoop Dance Fashion Show, which took place August 17 and featured a dynamic fusion of music and dance that embodies what it means to be young, Native and creative in 2013. Introducing the clip is one of the mad geniuses behind the event, Ehren Kee Natay, an artist and dancer who designed the official 2013 Indian Market t-shirts that many of the performers are wearing in the video. Co-conspirators included hoop dancing siblings Nakotah LaRance (a world champion) and ShanDien LaRance (currently with Cirque de Soleil), hip hop artist Quese IMC, New Tribe dance crew, dancer Talavai Denipah-Cook, and DJ Shock B.
This video was supplied by SWAIA, the organization behind Santa Fe Indian Market. The music playing is “NDN Stakes” by A Tribe Called Red.