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Adult Circus Act: The Skating Willers

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Adult Circus Act: The Skating Willers

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Adult Circus Act: The Skating Willers

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A new circus opens on a New York City pier, but it's not for kids. The adult-oriented show, called Absinthe, bills itself as acro-burlesque. It features racy contortionists, trapeze artists and torch singers.

The act that brings the house down is a 40-something couple on roller skates who get uncomfortably close to the audience. Robert Smith talks to the Skating Willers.