Hey all! So my juggling inner child has been very spoiled my entire life, and it’s been awesome. He grew up among fire spinners and breathers, circus bases in training, and Cirque Du Soleil. There was always a huge emphasis on performance, dance, and the way the rest of your body moved while you performed your art. I generally find yoyo performances to be totally lacking in these things. It’s all someone standing mostly still banging out amazing tricks. Or stepping their legs over the yo-yo or string because that’s what the trick calls for. Most of the juggling arts performances I’ve seen have been riddled with emotion, and dance on top of whatever art they’re doing.
I’m wondering if anyone out there can point me to some videos that include dancing or body movements with the yo-yoing. I’ve watched a few of the AP division videos, and those are all great. But I see them more as doing tricks with a storyline or emotional performance overlaying the yo-yo tricks. I don’t really see them dancing with the yo-yo.
Here is the closest thing I’ve been able to find: http://www.ted.com/talks/black_my_journey_to_yo_yo_mastery.html