tightrope walking


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Tightrope Walking

See also acrobatics.

a person who performs aerial acrobatics, as a trapeze artist, tightrope walker, stunt flier, etc.
the art or skill of tightrope walking. — funambulist, n.
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Noun1.tightrope walking - walking on a tightrope or slack rope
athletics, sport - an active diversion requiring physical exertion and competition
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In his remote village of Chakhchakh in the southern Russian region of Dagestan, Balikhanov is one of the few to continue a tradition of tightrope walking that dates back hundreds of years.
Look out for the special Circus tent at Liverpool ONE where you'll find free workshops for kids to try their hand at learning impressive tricks including tightrope walking, plate spinning, ribbon, juggling and trampolining.
Saso Ordanovski comments in Sloboden pecat that after the struggles for who is the biggest patriot of them all, it is a fact that we were tightrope walking all along, but nonetheless most of the politicians had the best of interests for Macedonia.
The rope or strip is not stretched or anchored too taut between two points, unlike tightrope walking. It is generally more popular in Europe but has recently been attracting interest in the United States.
These 19 daredevils, suspended more than 650 feet above the Tijesno Canyon, are practicing "hammock highlining," which combines elements of zip-lining, mountain climbing, and tightrope walking. It was part of the Drill and Chill Climbing and Highlining Festival, an annual gathering of people who love extreme vertical sports, which have gained in popularity over the past two decades.
I went over to see what was happening wondering if somebody had fallen when I spotted the woman tightrope walking on a thin red rope.
Inception star Joseph Gordon-Levitt plays Petit, after being taught tightrope walking skills by the high-wire artist, who's now 66.
"It's tightrope walking and someone has fallen off the tightrope into the lion's cage.
Pupils had a go at tightrope walking, juggling and walking on stilts before creating and directing their own show to demonstrate their newfound skills.
A group of extreme sports fanatics set up this amazing "mid-air campsite" 420ft above the Utah desert and used it as a base for two weeks of tightrope walking and base jumping.
As John Paul Jones once said, "It seems to be a law of nature, inflexible and inexorable, that those who cannot risk will not win." Maybe that's what Nik Wallenda repeats to himself as he's performing death-defying stunts, such as tightrope walking across the Little Colorado River Gorge near the Grand Canyon -- a feat he completed successfully June 23.
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