About Luminous Nova
About Luminous Nova
Hi there, I’m Luminous Nova and I’m a performing artist who produces digital shows and performs at live events. I’m also a hula hoop teacher (Lessons) and maker (Shop). My performances include: (led) hula hoop dance, (led) spin fan dancing, fan veil dancing, kaleidoscope live visual art, stiltwalking, aerial acts and gogo dancing. Sometimes I work out an act for an occasion and it can include more of a theater performance to it. On my streams I have a variety of content. I started out as a game streamer but I have now divided my streams up in gaming days and Flow Arts (digital dance shows) days. My audience are people that have a big interest in the gaming industry and/or in the Flow Arts world. The gaming community has embraced Flow Arts on twitch and it’s growing every day!
I work together with brands or companies to provide a show at their event (digital or live), showcase them during my stream or help promote them with their product or event. I also give hula hoop workshops and teach private lessons digitally or face to face. In the blog section of this website I try to keep track of all my collaborations and new acts/projects. The blog section also contains a lot of extra info related to my streams.
How the streaming began:
The streaming journey began May 2017 and completely turned my life around. All of my creative ideas could fit into this platform of endless possibilities. Starting out as a game streamer I soon discovered a whole new world in IRL streaming. IRL means ‘In Real Life’ and you can stream anything in this category. From chatting with your viewers to taking them with you on a road trip. I soon found out that after my brain was fried on a game and I switched to IRL with some music in the background I started to relax and connect more. This was the start of a big change in my streaming journey.
Sometimes I would just scroll down the IRL section on twitch to see the randomness people do these days. There I found this girl with an LED hula hoop, dancing her way on some ambient hypnotic music. After months of not seeing her streams or even thinking about hula hooping I got the urge to change up my life and my streams. As a stiltwalker for a couple years I got excited to try something new. I wanted a new act which involved more movement. More dancing. The image of the girl with the hula hoop came back to me and when I talked to my viewers on twitch, they were excited to see me take part in this. As a bonus I figured, let’s start this journey LIVE, on twitch.
So I did. With a couple of tutorials practiced before the stream – I really didn’t want to go in fully blind – and a donation goal for an LED hoop, my hoop journey started November 2017. This grew out to the biggest passion I have ever had and I am eager to learn more about the different Flow Arts and tools to dance with. So far I’ve added Spin fans (LED), fan veils and poi to my growing collection of Flow Props and skills.
My stream evolved in 2020. Being stuck at home without any performances led me to perform more on my own stream. I pulled out my costumes and started experimenting with different visuals. I added a kaleidoscope and a mirror scene to my Flow Art streams and sharing this on social media propelled into having guest Flow Artist on stream creating a full show together!
With all the years of streaming and practicing my hula hooping the time has come to pass on this passion and I started working on this website to add lessons and a shop to buy beginner or advanced hoops. The joy it gives me to see new hoopers exploring this passion is incredible and I can’t wait to see what is next.
I keep track of everything through my socials and if you want to stay updated I suggest following my instagram or twitter. This is where I’m most active. Thanks for reading and don’t hesitate to contact me for a collaboration. I’d love to see what we can make together!