Shanghai Acrobats

I find the strength of the guy on the bottom amazing. One armed handstand while his partner does a one-armed handstand on his neck? It’s nuts! Although I find the dance elements pretty boring, it’s worth it to see the tricks they do.

You may have seen a cable attached to the woman on top, but if you look carefully, you should be able to see it has a fair amount of slack on it. I think it’s just a safety line rather than to assist in the trick itself. When the lights go dim when both of them are on top of the pedestal, he drops the counterbalance weight from the pedestal to the ground.

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