High Wire Act

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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
Adili, known as the Prince of Tightrope Walking, came down to the ground by wire to cheers from hundreds of spectators.
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.
JENNIFER Garner's either: a) doing her best pretend tightrope walking act b) about to trip up over her dress c) a bit tipsy and losing balance d) all of the above I'm going with d) ) held back from sartorial boat out Clooney Liam Gere, Russell Downey Jnr Washington all suits.
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.
This dangerous variation of tightrope walking sees Dean, above, complete the crossing without the aid of a pole or safety harness, on a stretch a rope that is only one inch wide.