is an acrobatic
art that combines elements of two other arts: adagio and hand balancing.Adagio
consists of partner lifts, usually performed by a man and a woman, where the male lifts his female partner in many different poses and positions. Many forms of adagio also incorporate throws and tosses; the male usually throws the female into somersaults
, layouts, and other acrobatic maneuvers. Most styles of dance incorporate some form of adagio (as dance lifts), including ballet (in pas de deux
), jazz, and lyrical. Ice skaters also perform lifts that belong to the adagio art. Whenever a person lifts another up in different artistic poses, or performs tosses where the bottom mounter catches the top mounter again, it is considered adagio.
Hand balancing, on the other hand, is the art of performing acrobatic maneuvers while supported wholly by your hands or arms. It is performed by acro dancers
, circus performers, gymnasts, and sports acrobats. Hand balancing may be performed by partners or individuals. In partner hand balancing, a strong bottom mounter supports the top mounter in handstands
, planches and other acrobatic poses. In solo handbalancing, a single artist performs handstands, one-hand stands, planches and other equilbristic maneuvers, usually on top of pommels
, blocks or other apparatuses.
Acrobalance is the combination of the two athletic art forms: adagio
lifts combined with strong-man hand balancing and partner acrobatics, such as double planches and partner... Read More