Yo-yo master BLACK, who gave a rousing demonstration of his skills at TED2013 along with a moving talk about how the yo-yo helped him transcend low self-esteem, has had the honor of performing with Cirque du Soleil. BLACK: My journey to yo-yo mastery
“Finally, I performed for Cirque du Soleil! My TED footage impressed them,” he tells us, sending along this photographic proof of the event. “To be honest, [being picked as a] TED speaker may be bigger than performing in Cirque du Soleil. But it was still one of the biggest dreams for me.”
And that’s what his talk is about: setting aside the sure thing in order to press on for the dream. Make sure to watch this talk, BLACK’s yo-yo spinning masterfully around him like a ribbon ’round a rhythmic gymnast. You will never see the yo-yo in the same way again.
Yo-yo artist BLACK performs with Cirque du Soleil