tightrope walker


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tightrope walker

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(Theatre) an acrobat who performs on a tightrope
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Noun1.tightrope walker - an acrobat who performs on a tightrope or slack ropetightrope walker - an acrobat who performs on a tightrope or slack rope
acrobat - an athlete who performs acts requiring skill and agility and coordination
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tightrope walker

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References in classic literature ?
From one lofty branch the agile creature swung with Clayton through a dizzy arc to a neighboring tree; then for a hundred yards maybe the sure feet threaded a maze of interwoven limbs, balancing like a tightrope walker high above the black depths of verdure beneath.
THERE'S a strange little image of a tightrope walker that adorns a statue in the centre of the busy Ladywood Middleway - but few people today know the reason why it's there.
1859: The great tightrope walker Blondin crossed Niagara Falls from the US to Canada in just eight minutes.
Fairground rides and stalls proved a huge draw for the crowds and there were also a host of entertainers including Punch and Judy, compere Magic Mike, circus performers Fools Rush in, comedy tightrope walker Bernie Bennett and the Elite Cheerleaders.
But events in his boyhood also figured in his memories, such as the female tightrope walker who fell while performing in the school yard at West Dyke School and died.
The Estonian filmmakers are coming to end of shooting a documentary in Osh city about the life of a young tightrope walker and his family, the Cinema Development Fund said.
CHICAGO -- Tightrope walker Nik Wallenda says he'll wear a blindfold next month when he crosses from one Chicago high-rise building to another.
The 47-year-old had been hand-picked by the Oscarwinning filmmaker for a role in his next film To Walk The Clouds, which tells the story of French tightrope walker Philippe Petit.
Wednesday; the featured film is "Man on Wire, an Oscar-winning documentary about tightrope walker Philippe Petit's illegal high-wire routine performed between New York City's World Trade Center's twin towers in 1974; the film will be introduced by Richard Herskowitz, director of Cinema Pacific, a festival of Pacific Rim cinema, and a professor at the University of Oregon; after the film, an audience discussion will be moderated by Jim Cupples, director of the Springfield Museum; free; sponsored by Springfield Library, Springfield Museum and Willamalane Park and Recreation District.
Smith I CAN'T believe tightrope walker Nik Wallenda was allowed to do his Grand Canyon stunt without a safety harness.
AGALE was blowing but the tightrope walker insisted on performing his death-defying feats, ignoring pleas to come down.