The term "acrobatics" was born in Ancient Greece. "Akrobates" in Greek means "one who walks on tiptoe" ("akros" - whoever na end, "bitis" - walk). Ancient Greeks attached great importance to the harmonious development of man; they paid special attention to his physical perfection. At the heart of acrobatics - masterful body, high muscle development.

Aerial Gymnasts

​​The vertical cloth is also a sports machine of aerial acrobatics and consists of a double-layer, long cloth which is attached at its center to the ceiling. In a narrower sense, it is a kind of keystone of fabric. On the silks are shown by loops and knots artistic figures, which require a high body voltage. For hanger as the "Great Abfaller", wrap the body with the elastic cloth and can then fall down spectacularly. When the silks and the vertical rope comparable performances are possible. The length of both sports equipment should cover the visible area of ​​the stage, and in addition provide even sufficient material for the wrapping of the artists.


The term contortion (Latin contortio, turn, turn ') describes a form of acrobatics performances in which the artist turned his body into positions or bend, which seem to be out of reach for most people. Contortion is often part of a circus contortionist Nummer.Ein, also called contortionist, is thus an acrobat who can be extremely bend his body due to years of training. In general, contortionists have an unusually high natural Agility, which is then further enhanced by special gymnastic exercises.

Aerial straps

​​Aerial straps (also written Strappaten, strappare of Italian: tear) are used in the aerial acrobatics ribbons that hang from above. Often there is a tab for hanging arms and legs at the bottom. On the aerial straps hanging, various acrobatic performances are exercised, for example, Rotations or cases. Similar exercises are also possible with other devices, such as trapeze, aerial silk or rope.


Juggling is the art of movement as part of the artistry and is traditionally one of the performances of the circus or the variety shows. The skill is primarily meant repeated throwing several objects into the air and catch them again, so that there is at all times at least one of the objects in the air. It is primarily used with balls, clubs and rings jongliert.Im broader sense, it also includes arts such as playing with diabolo, Ticayo or Devilstick and the various forms of contact juggling where objects balancing on the body are moved and the spinning, in which items tightly around a center circle such as the Poischwingen, rod rotation or pen spinning. There are regular different types of juggling conventions in various cities.


Clown - one of the most democratic and at the same time the most complex and difficult actor specialization. History knows examples of the development of the genre of clowning tragic actors; however, examples of the opposite - not so rare. Many outstanding clowns (including - circus) achieved considerable success in film and theater roles as tragic actors.

Cyr weel

The Cyr wheel (also known as the roue Cyr, mono wheel, or simple wheel) is an acrobatic device popularized in the early 21st century. It consists of a single large, metal hoop[1] and is similar in some ways to a German wheel, with the acrobat spinning inside the wheel while maneuvering around the stage.


Tightrope walking, also called funambulism, is the art of walking along a thin wire orrope, usually at a great height. One or more artists perform in front of an audience.

Tightwire is the art of maintaining balance while walking along a tensioned wire between two points.

Highwire is the same as tight wire but at much greater height.

Slackwire is when the tension on the wire is mainly provided by the load, i.e. the performer and props.

Slacklining is a balance sport which utilizes nylon webbing stretched tight between two anchor points.

The term illusion refers to a specific form of sensory distortion. Unlike a hallucination, which is a distortion in the absence of a stimulus, an illusion describes a misinterpretation of a true sensation. For example, hearing voices regardless of the environment would be a hallucination, whereas hearing voices in the sound of running water (or other auditory source) would be an illusion.

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