Derrick Suwaima Davis at the 2014 Heard Museum World Championship Hoop Dance Contest

On Sunday, February 9, at the Heard Museum in Phoenix, Derrick Suwaima Davis confirmed his status as the world's greatest hoop dancer by winning the Adult division of the World Championship Hoop Dance Contest for an unprecedented seventh time.

The competition was the 24th the museum has held, and Davis, Hopi/Choctaw, was also the winner in 2013. The clip was produced for the Heard Museum by Lizard Light Productions; visit the company's YouTube feed for more Native-oriented videos and its Facebook page for news and photo galleries.

Since 1929, the Heard Museum, a private non-profit organization, has enchanted visitors from around the world with the art, culture and history of American Indians, with an emphasis on tribes of the Southwest.

With more than 40,000 fine artworks and cultural artifacts in its permanent collection, 12 long-term and changing exhibit galleries, an education center, an award-winning Shop, the Books & More boutique bookstore, Coffee Cantina and Courtyard Café, the Heard Museum is a place of learning, discovery and unforgettable experiences. In addition to its flagship Phoenix location, the Heard Museum also operates a community museum in North Scottsdale. (Source)

Responses to " Watch Derrick Suwaima Davis Win Seventh Hoop Dancing Championship (Video)"

  1. Anonymous says:

    I envy those who are so talented! Beautiful hoop dancing, Derrick!

  2. Ladybear says:

    What an incredible talent!!! Congratulations on a well deserved win Derrick

  3. Karukbrave says:

    Beautifully done! This young man has FANTASTIC talent!

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