Cirque du Soleil's yo-yo master shows off

In Cirque du Soleil's latest touring production Kurios, it's not just acrobats who are stealing the show. There's hand puppets, clowns and there's some serious yo-yo action.

Touring with Kurios, yo-yo artist BLACK has some serious skills

Yo yo master BLACK

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World-champion yo-yo competitor BLACK is touring with Cirque du Soleil's Kurios.

Things that most people can do with a yo-yo: flick it towards the ground and watch it not come back up.

Some of the things yo-yo artist BLACK can do:

  • Create pentagrams. 
  • Twirl it in every direction imaginable without breaking radio equipment. 
  • Let it "sleep" for up to half-an-hour. 
  • Manage to make yo-yo interesting for Cirque du Soleil audiences.

BLACK is a two-time world yo-yo champion and an unlikely highlight in the latest Cirque touring production Kurios. 

The production is at the Stampede Grounds until May 24.


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