Flying Trapeze

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in the circus, an act of aerial gymnastics. It consists of leaps by a gymnast from one trapeze to another or from a trapeze to the hands of a partner (catcher). The act was created in 1859 by the French performer J. Léotard, who installed trapezes at a low height. Later the apparatus was placed under the dome of the circus. Acrobats now perform cross-leaps and as many as three somersaults in the air.

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The first flying trapeze act was presented in France in 1859.
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However, the flying trapeze was not performed until 1859 when Frenchman Jules Leotard first flew from one suspended bar to another.
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