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High Wire Act

A slang term for a highly risky venture, project, or investment. See also: Risk lover.
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What sets it apart is it's unique mix of ballet alongside acrobatics, juggling, tightrope walking, trampolines rings of fire and the pinnacle of it all - a ballerina doing a pirouette on a dancers head.
What sets it apart is it's unique mix of ballet alongside acrobatics, juggling, tightrope walking, trampolines, rings of fire and the pinnacle of it all - a ballerina doing a pirouette on a dancer's head
Summary: A man has broken a Guinness World Record for tightrope walking after living above Beijing's Bird's Nest Stadium for 60 days.
This variation of tightrope walking is done without a pole or safety harness, on a stretch of rope that is one inch wide.
This dangerous variation of tightrope walking sees Dean complete the crossing without the aid of a pole or safety harness, on a stretch a rope that is only one inch wide.
Tightrope walking for example, surely is a danger to life and limb.
Visitors will be able to try their hand at juggling, unicycling and tightrope walking at a circus workshop while also enjoying an eagle owl flying demonstrations.
There will be a warm-up including yoga, Tai Chi, Capoeria and clowning, followed by the opportunity to develop skills in juggling, acrobatics, trapeze, unicycle, stilts, and tightrope walking.
He took tightrope walking to new heights with just a thin strip of material between him and certain death.
Anton Aderle's Family Puppet Company will be performing at Solihull Arts Complex, where the audience will see wooden figures put through their paces, performing a variety of circus feats including tightrope walking and juggling.
Unlike his predecessor, who liked nothing more than improving his appearance in front of the bathroom mirror, the adrenosexual gets his kicks speed karting, tightrope walking and wing walking.
Aishan set a national tightrope walking record at 30 metres high but unfortunately failed in his attempt at 100 metres, local media reported.