I have been practicing acrobatics for nine years and I love the playfull environment of acrobatics and I try to include that in my classes.
Partner acrobatics is known under many names: acro, acrobatics, acroyoga, partner acrobatics etc., but it actually goes back a long time and is originally known as Adagio.
Adagio is the performance of partner acrobalance poses and associated movements that involve stationary balances by a pair of performers. It is performed in professional circus, in various dance disciplines including acro dance and ballet, in pair skating, and as a hobby in university circus groups.
An adagio pair consists of one person acting as a flier and another as a base. The base remains in contact with the floor and the flier is balanced in the air. The base may move between a variety of positions including lying on the floor, crouching, standing and kneeling. The flier may be balanced on the base’s feet, hands, shoulders, knees, thighs, back or combinations of these, in a variety of positions and orientations including horizontal, vertical or even upside down.
It’s great fun and a playfull way to stay in shape. Come try it out.