Weekend Diversion: Partner Acrobatics!

You see that there is no war within you. You’re on your own side, and you are your own strength. –Terri Guillemets

Many of you don’t know this, but over the last couple of months, my wife and I have been taking night classes in partner acrobatics! Why? Just because it sounded like a fun, athletic and adventurous thing to do.

(And to make up the fun to you of not having a song last week, here’s an amazing two-for-one, with The David Grisman Quintet’s Flatbush Waltz / Opus 57, from a live performance during the summer of 2001.)

Flatbush Waltz / Opus 57

Although I don’t think we’ll ever be able to do this routine, I wanted to show you what partner acrobatics looks like. Take a look at Golden Power, a Hungarian all-male duo of acrobats, doing some of the most amazing strength, flexibility, and balancing acts I’ve ever seen in tandem.

While I’m still learning to do a free-standing handstand, it’s wonderful to have something this artistic, athletic, and inspiring to look forward to! So I hope that with the onset of the summer weather (at least here in the Northern Hemisphere) you find some incredibly fun way to stay active, and that you’re enjoying a fabulous weekend!


  1. #1 Sili
    May 16, 2010

    Bummer. Now I feel even less fit.

    Good luck! though.

  2. #2 the backpacker
    May 16, 2010

    It is not as sexy as all of that but my wife and I started fly fishing this spring. It will clearly not turn you into a golden Hungarian god but it is a good way to get out into the woods spend sometime in the sun lots of hiking and you get to eat delicious delicious trout.

  3. #3 Slugsie
    May 19, 2010

    I’ve seen them before. Incredible power and strength, and combined with great poise and artistry. Superb.

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