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Synonyms for funambulist

an acrobat who performs on a tightrope or slack rope

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While some artists focused on the darker aspects of circus life, such as the danger inherent in many of the performances or the appeal of the grotesque, others memorialized individual circus performers like trapeze artist Alfredo Codona, animal trainer Clyde Beatty, or funambulist (tightrope walker) "Bird" Millman, whose physical prowess, courage, and grace earned them celebrity status.
The great funambulist crossed at night with Roman candles spouting from his pole tips to mark his progress.
A moment of inertia is an object's resistance to rotation; in the tightrope walker's case, the pole resists being torqued and adds further stabilization to the funambulist gripping it.
Nik Wallenda, a seventh-generation funambulist from the Flying Wallendas circus family, cycled more than 100ft along the wire strung between two hotels at the Paradise Island Atlantis resort in the Bahamas.
Dr Heeley, aged 49, remembers the millennium events in the city centre - particularly the high-wire walk between two of the city's three spires by French funambulist Ramon Kelvinck - as a pinnacle of his career.
With an international and diverse cast of 65 talented performers, the show features funambulists, dancers, tumblers, trapeze performers, a juggler, clowns, actors, acro-gymnasts, cyclists, musicians, vocalists, skippers and circus artists.