The original goal of Hoop Suite, an organization created by Anna Myers, was to unite communities in neighborhoods that were terrorized by violence and crime. Anna Myers, a talented and experienced dancer, came to NuVu to work with us to create a compilation of dancing, singing, and spoken word that would deliver a message we as students wanted to get across.
After brainstorming with Anna and a few of her associates, we decided as a group that the message we wanted to get across to an audience was the lack of recognition of young people in a society today. We as teenagers feel that we have important and valuable ideas to share. Often, we feel that our voices aren’t heard or ignored because of our “childish ways.”
Instead of simply conveying our thoughts through speech, we decided that it would be more effective if our message was shown through an interactive performance. Within two weeks of working with Anna and her team, our studio put together a performance that was both visually pleasing, and engaging.
After performing at two schools, we really felt that our message had been successfully portrayed. The audiences we performed for were interested and impacted in significant ways. We as a group were proud of how we had come out of our comfort zones and achieved our goal.