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'Yo-Yo People at Firehouse Center,' Newburyport, Nov. 11

Posted by Jen Clark Estes  October 29, 2012 10:04 AM

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Yo-Yo People.jpg An entire show based on...yo-yos? You bet! This husband and wife team take the art of yo-yoing to new levels during their hour-long performance at the Firehouse Center in Newburyport on Nov.11. Sure, you've tried to Walk the Dog, and maybe even managed to send your yo-yo Around the World, but what about the Boingy-Boingy? Or the Iron Whip? The Yo-Yo People, John Higby and and Rebecca Loomis Higby, serve up yo-yos attached to bouncy balls, yo-yos with 10-foot strings, and multiple yo-yos looping while hula-hooping and unicycling in some of their finely tuned feats. High skill and deft timing to swingin' music coupled with high energy and sarcastic humor make the Yo-Yo People a favorite for every age. Want to give it a try? You can! No show is complete without some eager kids in the show, set up to succeed at some tricks of their own. Look for two- and four-handed tricks, and a grand finale featuring hula hoops, a unicycle, and yo-yos all at the same time while the couple tries to hold everything together. The pair has performed on David Letterman, hold a Guinness World Record, a 2008 Yo-Yo World Champion title, and have performed in over 20 countries. Sun., Nov. 11, 3 p.m. All ages. Adults; members/seniors/students, $9. Firehouse Center for the Arts, Market Square, Newburyport. www.firehouse.org

Photo by Lisa Polucci

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