Tightrope walking (English) (Koorddans in Dutch and in Afrikaans) is the well-known art of walking along a taught, thin wire or rope (i.e. a tight rope). An awe inspiring acrobatic skill, it has a long tradition in many countries and is commonly associated with the circus, music hall and vaudeville.
It is also a venerable form of extreme adventurism, with walkers attempting epic walks between high buildings, across the Niagara Falls, the Grand Canyon, up the Eiffel Tower, etc.
See also Slack Rope
Bosman, D; Van der Merwe, I.W. and Hiemstra, L.W. 1964. Tweetalige Woordeboek Afrikaans-Engels. J.L. van Schaik: p.381.
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