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Adagio is the performance of partner acro-balance poses and associated movements that involve stationary balances and dynamic throws by a pair or group of performers. It is performed in professional circus and as a hobby, it can also be seen in various dance disciplines including acro dance and ballet, in pair skating, or in acro-yoga techniques. 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. In general, it is easier for the flier to be lighter and the base heavier and stronger, though this is not a requirement as equal partner weights or even an imbalance of weights in the other direction can be leveraged. Strength, Flexibility, and fun with physics, come and learn adagio with the adept circus duo Celina Nogueira and Danny Lee Syme at Christchurch's newest performing arts place-to-be Altiora.

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    25 Hereford Street, Christchurch Central City, Christchurch, New Zealand


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