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Friday, 11 January 2019
The Ultimate Guide for Buying the Best Tattoo Removal Machine
Topic: Arts
Whether you are an experienced medical practitioner or planning to enter the aesthetics field, one must consider several factors for purchasing the best tattoo removal machine ( tattoovanishmethod.com/tattoo-removal-machine ). Equipment differs based on capabilities and features. Some machines are great for treating various tattoos while some are ideal for specific tattoo inks. This guide will help you to understand in a better way before purchasing a machine.

Will the equipment suit one’s needs?

This is the most crucial question one should introspect before buying. You need to find the right equipment for specific needs that includes  Does the machine can able to treat the ink colors you want or plan to use the equipment for additional applications or want to begin with the best equipment available in the market? You should look for the efficacy, reliability, and functionality of the system.

Buy your equipment from established manufacturers

Before buying it would be best if you discuss your requirements with the leading practitioners in this field. As these people have been in this field for decades and have numerous clinics, treat large patients of different skin types, have a good reputation in the market as well as upgraded their system over the years. Before looking for the best tattoo removal machine, check for the brands and the manufactures they are using so that you do not have to repent later.

The type of training you would get

Check for the trainer’s experience whether the person has in-depth knowledge for tattoo removal. How much time would the company commit for training? Does the company have enough expertise in the tattoo removal field or new technology for them? What are the topics are included during training and do the trainer teaches the buyer with hands-on practice?

Waiting time for service calls

The tattoo removal machines are complex devices, which require maintenance at regular intervals for peak performance. Your equipment needs to be serviced by experienced technicians with the right tools that make you dependent on the expertise and the responsiveness of your company’s service department. Ask your manufacturer how long a client had to wait during an emergency service and the average system downtime every year. Talk to the existing clients about the quality of the support they had received from the service department.

Various options for upgradation in the future

The equipment comes with various capabilities and features with different price ranges. If you were practicing with an entry-level or mid-level machine, then it would be wise to upgrade once you have to build a good pool of patients and have the revenue to buy a sophisticated system. The benefits of upgrading include faster treatments ( https://www.tattoovanishmethod.com/blog/ ), removal of resistant ink colors effectively, better usability and functionality as well as newly warranted equipment. It would be best to consult your manufacturer about the upgrade options available for you.

Posted by brucem231 at 7:04 AM EST
Tuesday, 4 December 2018
Black and Grey Tattoo Artists Near Me- How to Find the Best One?
Topic: Arts
But, from where I should get inked? How do I find the best black and grey tattoo artists near me?

These are a few questions which might be popping up in your mind if you don’t know the good black and grey tattoo artists in your area ( fametattoos.com/black-and-grey-tattoos ). Today we will look at the five steps to find a good black and grey tattoo artist.

Step 1: Begin your search

The best way to start your search is getting recommendations from your inked friends, cousins, and family members. Most probably, you will get some great recommendations of tattoo artists in your area, and you can also ask about their experience with artist and collect useful information about the artist. Never forget to search online for tattoo artists in your area. Search for the phrase ‘Black and Grey Tattoo artists near me’ on Google. It will show the list of top black and grey tattoo artists in your area.

Once you have the list of tattoo artists in your area, narrow down your options using below four steps and make the final decision.

Step 2: Check Licensing

Check the licensing of tattoo artist you are interested in. State and local authorities are responsible for granting the license to tattoo artists in the state. Make sure your tattoo artist had a valid license and authorized to work in your state.

Step 3: Check Experience and Portfolio

Find a tattoo artist who has a few years of experience in the tattoo industry. The best way to ensure this is to ask for the portfolio of the artist. An experienced tattoo artist would love to show his or her portfolio of past work. This will give you the fair idea about the skill, range, and specialties of the artist. You can also check the Facebook or Instagram profile of the artist. Tattoo artists often post pictures of their finished work there.

Step 4: Read Online Reviews

When you make up your mind that ‘I will work only with best black and grey tattoo artists near me,’ then the reputation of tattoo artists matters a lot. Read the online reviews of tattoo artists you are interested in. Make sure tattoo artist you are choosing has positive recommendations.

Step 5: Ask Questions about Safety and Hygiene

Visit the tattoo studio and ask questions about the safety and hygiene measures adopted by the tattoo artist ( https://www.fametattoos.com/blog ). Have a look at the cleanliness of studio, and eye out the safety and hygiene procedures used by tattoo artist and other staff. Once you are fully assured about safety and hygiene, then make the final decision.

Hope you can find a good black and grey tattoo artist in your area using these five steps!

Posted by brucem231 at 12:25 AM EST
Monday, 8 April 2013
How Interiors Photographer in London Take Fascinating Pictures
Topic: Arts

•    Indoor photographs are necessary for marketing  real estate projects and hotels to advertise how the project will look like  to the prospective customers. From your own home to the public library or museum, building interiors have always made fascinating pictures. Interiors photographer London find it rewarding to work with natural light, however many opportunities exist under the glare of artificial lights. Some of the ways by which interiors photographer in London and in other parts of the world create a great portfolio for their clients are mentioned below:

•    Interior photographers in London and in other parts of the world take scintillating pictures arising out of natural settings. For example, sunlight pouring through a window. The idea behind this exercise is that one can make interesting pictures by focussing on the smaller things. In addition, other pictures such as a pale shadow falling out from the windows, makes for a great shoot. In the words of Bill Brandt, “Photography has no rules, it is not a sport. It is the result which counts, no matter how it is achieved. “

•    Interior photographers, shoot a small room in its entirety. They do this by moving to a corner and angling their lens to include the interior space available. Interiors photographer from London and other parts of the world use wide angled lens and 35 mm focal length to shoot such type of pictures. It is important to use the camera and tripod effectively for a great shoot. Having a DSLR camera and tripod does not necessitate a great shoot. It should be accompanied by skilful application and timing, both of which are critical for creating a great portfolio for a client. In the words of a renowned architecture photographer, “Buying a Nikon does not make you a photographer. It makes you a Nikon owner”.

•    Another instance is, taking a picture from the bottom of a stairwell, looking up. You can do this in your home or a public building that has a circular rotunda. A spiral staircase that climbs through a large open space makes a great picture.

•    Interiors photographers in London and other parts of the world take  pictures from the inside to the outside through glass. If you capture the reflective nature of glass, you can come up with multiple pictures contrasted into a single picture. This is done when making a portfolio for a real estate client to market his project.

In the words of Ken Burns, “I treat the photograph as a work of great complexity in which you can find drama. Add to that a careful composition of landscapes, live photography, the right music and interviews with people, it becomes a style”

This article was written by Christopher McGowan on behalf of Toby Carter. Toby Carter is a professional photographer based in Marlborough, Wiltshire proficient in shooting contemporary interiors, brochure shoots and specialized engineering assignments. To know the history of architectural photography, visit Wikipedia.

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Posted by brucem231 at 3:46 AM EDT
Thursday, 21 March 2013
Ice Carving is Cooler than Basket Weaving
Topic: Arts

Humanity can make art with anything. Clay, stone, metal, water, ice and one can be certain that there is art made of feces somewhere out there. In the future, humans might use the sun itself to create art, or frozen water spinning through space. If a person could make art with space itself, I am sure one of us would. Right now, we have to be content with ice carving, metalworking and basket weaving.

Though the latter is probably the safest of the three mentioned above, it is certainly one of the most boring. To be fair, as an art, basket weaving is good because it is also highly useable: one may have their pretty, woven basket to carry things in. One can sell the millions of baskets made per year and make a tidy profit. It could be a good business. But ice carving is much cooler - literally. Imagine going to a fancy dinner with a pretty ice sculpture centerpiece. Going near it might be a little chilly, but if your drink needs some cooling, one can always just grab an unnoticeably small amount from maybe the swan’s wing or beak.

Where metalworking involves high heat, heavy and sharp objects and dirtiness all around and basket weaving one has to put up with splinters, with ice carving, one has to deal with the cold. Talk about suffering for one’s art, eh? Numbness will be second nature to ones extremities and given time, the fingers will be able to operate without feeling. Because hands are fundamental to carving ice, one should always layer-up the other parts of one’s body. Thy feet do not need to be cold, nor does thy head.

An excellent thing about ice carving that metalworking and basket weaving cannot touch is the availability of materials. Unless, of course, you are between the latitudes of 23.5 South and 23.5 north, ice might be harder to come by. If you are anywhere outside of that region, the availability of ice is huge. It literally makes itself. Rather, the environment makes it for you, but you get the point.

Ice carving has been around for a long time. The earliest known record is from 600 BC, when Shensi warrior-farmers wrote about ice harvesting. But they only used the ice to keep their fish from going bad in the summer months, not for making intricate palaces or artwork. And if attacking a block of ice to create something beautiful is not enough, then how about this: you get to use a chainsaw. That’s right, a chainsaw.

Be very careful with that chainsaw. Especially in ice carving, chainsaws can be very dangerous - even lethal. If you saw Evil Dead II and noticed how Ash knocked the chainsaw back at the headless corpse wielding it, know that that is actual physics at work, not movie magic. Such a thing could happen to anyone. Be careful with chainsaws while ice carving your art. So if you like the cold and creating your own ice cubes, carving is for you.

This article was written by Theron Niewieroski on behalf of ISA Attractions, the ice kingdom is a 15,000 sq foot frozen wonderland made entirely out of ice. Gigantic ice sculptures of buildings, animals, people and places are beautifully recreated by an International team of expert ice carvers. To know more about the tools used in ice carving, visit eHow.com.

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Posted by brucem231 at 1:11 AM EDT
Tuesday, 28 August 2012
Peach Melba and the Origins of Ice Sculpture
Topic: Arts

Nowadays, it’s not uncommon to see an ice sculpture—or several—on display at many events, including weddings, other parties and banquets at conferences. But how did ice sculpture get its beginnings as a table accompaniment, what are the current trends in this art, and what may change in the future?

Peach Melba: It’s said that the first ice sculpture associated with food events was created in the late 1890s. As the story goes, Dame Nellie Melba, an Australian opera star, was performing in Wagner’s opera Lohengrin at Covent Garden in London. Her performance received praise from audiences and critics. The Duke of Orléans hosted a dinner party in Nellie’s honour at the luxurious Savoy Hotel, and the hotel’s highly-acclaimed French chef Auguste Escoffier created a new dessert— Peach Melba (as we call it in English)—for the occasion. The new creation—peaches over top of vanilla ice cream then topped with spun sugar—was served inside a tiny swan ice sculpture. Escoffier is said to have been inspired by the swan boat featured in the opera.

Practical and Pretty: Escoffier’s ice swan served two purposes. It was both practical as a serving dish and pretty as a presentation piece. Today, the use of ice sculpture at food events still serves one or both of those primary purposes. Today, we see massive sculptures used as decorative displays and also smaller pieces sculpted into serving bowls to keep buffet items chilled or as intricate carvings floating in punch bowls. No matter the purpose, ice sculpture brings something magical to any event, and even when the creations are practical, they are pretty too.

An Art Form:  Regardless of the specific purpose at a given event, ice sculpture is always an art form. Many ice sculptors get their training in culinary schools. There are even textbooks for these courses, including Ice Sculpting the Modern Way, Ice Carving Made Easy and Ice Sculpture: The Art of Ice Carving in 12 Systematic Steps. Some small training schools also exist. Artists in ice sculpting also have special tools of the trade. Some are large-scale tools for larger pieces, such as chainsaws and die grinders; others are smaller for more detailed pieces, such as chisels and picks. The most important tools, though, are imagination and inspiration. Without these, the ice blocks would remain just that.

Current Trends:  In recent years, new trends in ice sculpture have gained popularity in the food serving arena. These are some examples:

·         increasingly large and intricate sculptures

·         coloured ice

·         lights embedded in the ice

·         flowers embedded in the ice

·         sculptured ice furniture

·         ice bars for serving drinks

The Future:  It’s hard to say what new ice sculpture trends the future will bring other than that more and more effort will be expended to dazzle party-goers and to develop new techniques. Because, as with any art, ice sculptors want to be able to present carvings that nobody has ever seen before. The possibilities are exciting and endless.

 

This guest post was written by Peg Burrup, on behalf of ISA Attractions offering exciting carved works up to 40 feet high in every imaginable colour. To know more about snowball fighting games, you may also visit About.com.

 

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Posted by brucem231 at 11:39 PM EDT
Updated: Friday, 5 April 2013 5:57 AM EDT
Monday, 2 July 2012
Is Fine Art Photography Obsolete
Topic: Arts
In the age of Instagram, cell phone cameras, as well as videos taking over as a primary art form, it might be hard to understand what place or relevance fine art photography currently holds. Is it still a relevant art form? Can it speak to any part of our culture? Well, it might be said that in a time of photography as the everyman’s sport, fine art photography has become more necessary and more relevant than ever before.

Part of what makes art special is its extraordinary nature. Traditionally, the greatest and most recognized artists were those who were capable of producing work at a higher level of skill than your average person. Art has about having an unusual ability to capture the world, in a way that most people wouldn’t be able to. With that thought in mind, one might say that while photography and even cinematography in general is no longer an exclusive art, fine art photography remains as one of the one form of photography that is still above the skill of your average person. Fine art photography still stands out as something special and unique, and is therefore still a very relevant form of art.

The utter rampancy of do-it-yourself photography doesn’t make it any better or relevant than fine art photography. Think about it: when we look back on literary history, what stands out to us the most? Is it the juvenile short stories that everyone is required to write in grade school? Or is it the literary masterpieces that took time and a great deal of skill to write? Of course it’s the latter. Though we might occasionally stop to marvel at a piece of amateur writing, or a mundane, everyday journal entry, these fascinations are passing, and it’s always the deep and meaningful literary works that we remember and pass on to future generations. Likewise, in the future, it won’t be the self-styled photography of teenage girls on social networks that will examined and looked as tokens of our current cultural zeitgeist. No, it will be the thoughtful, professional, and inspired work of skilled work of fine art photographers that will be studied, analyzed treasured, and admired.

There is also a fear that our dependence on video formats – film, televisions, and, most recently, the viral video – will gradually phase out the relevance and popularity of fine art photography. Once again, this is an unfounded concern. It’s important to remember that there was once fear that film would make literature obsolete, as all story telling would now take place on the screen. That has yet to happen; books are still just as relevant and often supply material for screenplays. In the way, videos will never take over for photography. Fine art photography is a completely different art form and will remain relevant on its own.

So before you start mourning the loss of fine art photography to smart phone snapshots and Instagram photos, just remember that nothing can compare to a work of true talent, and that it is these works of talent and art that have always stood the test of time. Fine art photography still is, and always will be, relevant on its own terms.

Posted by brucem231 at 6:50 AM EDT
Updated: Monday, 2 July 2012 6:53 AM EDT
Thursday, 28 June 2012
The History and Life of Chinese Acrobats
Topic: Arts
From 221 to 207 BC, long before acrobatic entertainment was even considered, a new Chinese government was formed.  This new government conquered the surrounding Chinese states creating a new unified China.  This area, called the Qin Dynasty was responsible for many changes. Among them being a stronger military force, the use of financial currency and the Great Wall of China.  The Qin Dynasty successfully increased trade and agriculture which inadvertently created the beginnings of the Chinese Acrobats. During the Qin Dynasty, farmers and trade workers found unique ways to entertain themselves during the winter months. As the workers farmed the fields during the summertime, they found ways to use their own tools to learn new talents.  Farmers used their shovels to practice balance.  Pottery workers learned how to spin their dishes gracefully.  Harvesters practiced diving through their hoops. Others taught themselves how to balance on chairs and climb poles.  As these they perfected their skills, these newly formed Chinese acrobats demonstrated their talents during the fall celebrations.

As these shows became more popular, these Chinese acrobats began to travel to other towns to perform for the villagers.  These village shows grew in popularity and the travelling Chinese acrobats were summoned to perform for their leaders and rulers.  Acrobat parent passed down their teachings of skills to their preschool children. These children were raised learning the very cultural and unique Chinese acrobatic skills; they perfected this art and passed it along their own children.  Hundreds of years and generations of acrobats later, they created what is known today as some of the most fascinating shows on earth.

When an audience views Chinese acrobats in action, they are watching a cultural art display that has been perfected over hundreds of years.  Many of the acrobats on stage have been practicing since they were very young children, generally around the ages of 4 years old.  Although the original acrobat bloodline is no longer around, the skills and performance displayed are the result of lifetimes of commitment to the art.  For these acrobats it is not just a job, being onstage is their lifelong passion and dream. The children grow up travelling with their parents around the world, they are schooled as they perform and they are educated as they travel.

These now world famous Chinese acrobats feature shows that seem to defy nature.  With their talents in flexibility, balance and focus, they have wowed audiences around the globe. In one show, a combination of hop jumping, balancing acts, plate spinning, bungee cord acts and feats of strength can all be viewed in stunning displays.  By committing to a lifetime of practice and perfecting this art, the Chinese acrobats never fail to stun audiences with their skill. The show is their school, their home and their life. What began as a simple pastime over two thousand years ago has transformed into a world famous cultural display.  Time and skill have converted these acrobats from travelling village acts to the world class performers they are known as today.

Posted by brucem231 at 2:09 AM EDT
Updated: Tuesday, 2 April 2013 11:41 PM EDT
Thursday, 31 May 2012
Capturing History with Rock and Roll Images
Topic: Arts
Rock and roll has had a triumphant and tumultuous history. Through it all there have been an extensive amount of photos which captured some of the most important moments in music history. Music photographers, such as Baron Wolman, and Bob Gruen, and have immortalized rock legends on film. Their images communicate visually the social and cultural transformation of rock through the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s. Now, these rock and roll images are sought after by collectors, and curators, and held as the visual pinnacle of the rock and roll age.

Rolling Stone magazine was the first major publication for rock and roll images. Jann Wenner and Baron Wolman, the first photographer for the magazine, launched the magazine in 1967, reporting mostly on the hippie counterculture of the time. Wolman revolutionized the way rock was photographed. His style was gritty, on the fly, minimalistic and real. His shots of bands like the Rolling Stones, Janis Joplin, and the Who have become some of the most recognizable rock and roll images of all time. Recently, he was presented with a VIP Award at the Classic Rock Roll of Honor Awards for his contribution to rock and roll, where he smashed a guitar in honour of Pete Townsend.

Bob Gruen, a 40-year veteran photographer of the music scene, has photographed countless rock stars, such as Eric Clapton, Led Zepplin, and Bob Dylan. He was John Lennon’s personal photographer during Lennon’s time in New York City. His photo of John Lennon in a New York T-shirt has become one of the most famous rock and roll images of all time. In 2007, Gruen opened his exhibition, Rockers, in Sau Paulo, Brazil which featured over 270 rock and roll images, arranged in nine different areas, set to five background soundtracks. He has also published five books of his photography.

Several museums have held exhibitions in recent years, focusing the spotlight on the photographers of these famous rock and roll images. The Brooklyn Museum’s exhibition Who Shot Rock and Roll: A Photographic History, 1955 to the Present, which debuted near the end of 2009, was the first large-scale museum exhibition of its kind to honour photographers. It featured 175 photos from more than 100 photographers. More recently, the Portland Museum of Art organized Backstage Pass: Rock and Roll Photography, an exhibition of 268 rarely seen rock and roll images drawn from the largest private collection in the United States. The largest permanent installation of rock and roll photography exists at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio, alongside countless pieces of rock memorabilia.

The rock and roll images of the 60’s and 70’s have changed how we view the world and they are visual reminders of this vital period in music history. The photographers who captured the rock movement on film immortalized a time of revolution and reinvention for generations. They were there every step of the way and are just as much a part of the social and cultural ripple effect as the rock legends themselves.

Posted by brucem231 at 11:37 PM EDT
Wednesday, 16 May 2012
The Benefits of an Artist Online Portfolio
Topic: Arts
The world runs online. Nearly every important task—and some not so important ones—can be done via the Internet. People pay bills, order things, send cards. People read online advertisements to find things to buy. They post online advertisements to showcase things to sell. Many people, though, do not think of the internet as a tool for advertising themselves. People who have not yet started to self-advertize on the internet could benefit from doing so, especially people in the creative arts. An artist online portfolio could help every artist with self-promotion.

Extra Exposure: Why is an artist online portfolio beneficial? The main reason every creative person should have an artist online portfolio is exposure. According to 2011 internet usage data compiled by Miniwatts Marketing Group, over 2.2 billion people worldwide use the internet, which is almost the population of China and India—the two most populated countries on Earth—put together. This number represents an increase of nearly 530% since 2000, and those numbers continue to grow daily. No other media in the world provides greater exposure to potential customers and employers than the internet. With so many potential viewers out there ready to surf the web for fast, easy access to what they want, every artist should create an artist online portfolio to showcase work and talents.

Online Portfolio Options: Once the decision to create an artist online portfolio has been made, what options are there? Artists can choose from two main methods of creating an online portfolio. First is a stand-alone website. With this method, the artist uses a free domain name or purchases one and then creates a website that includes the portfolio. This method works for many people, but for others it has disadvantages. It can be time consuming to create a good website, especially if the creator is not tech savvy, and later has to keep the site updated. A larger issue, though, is access.

One of the main ways traffic is channeled to a personal website is through name recognition. Before internet users can find a specific person’s website, it is helpful if they already know that person’s name. The end result is that customer connection potential is missed if the artist is not already well-known. Yes, the artist’s site might be found through a keyword search, but it is harder, it takes internet users more time to arrive there, and users may stop at another website from the search results before the artist’s name is even seen.

The solution to these issues is the other main method for creating an artist online portfolio: websites that contain “portfolio banks.” With these sites, the structure of the portfolio is often already in place, so the artist needs only to upload documents, images or other digital files into it, which is faster and easier than creating a full website and requires much less upkeep. In addition, the likelihood of a potential client or employer locating that artist’s portfolio is increased because name recognition is not a factor.  The client or employer simply accesses many portfolios from the bank in one session, or, on some sites, can explore multiple portfolios by searching for specific criteria.

Keys to Artistic Success: One key to an artist’s success is exposure to as wide an audience—clients or employers—as possible. The key to wide exposure is the internet. This is why, regardless of method, every artist can benefit from an artist online portfolio. Every click on the portfolio’s contents is an opportunity to make a sale or win a job.

Posted by brucem231 at 11:38 PM EDT
Friday, 4 May 2012
Graceful Chinese Acrobats
Topic: Arts
Art is something that takes many different forms, many of these forms quite unexpected and surprising. For many people, the term “art” typically conjures up images of paintings and sculptures. However art is even wider in scope, with things like architecture and poetry falling under this broad and diverse heading. The performing arts include things such as dancing, acting, and singing, all of which allow an artist to convey a message with their voice or body. Acrobatics is an art form that is especially engaging and fascinating to view. Whether in groups or individually, acrobats display immense flexibility, coordination and bravery for the audience at hand. Acrobatics is a beautiful combination of dance and gymnastics with an extra element of agility. Onlookers of acrobatics will delight at the beauty and poise of the human form and hold their breath in apprehension of the daring feats that are being performed. Chinese acrobats are particularly skilled and showcase a form of acrobatics that has been around for thousands of years and is world-renowned.

Chinese acrobats are well trained in the art of acrobatics and are certainly a sight to be seen. Acrobats who practice Chinese acrobatics often train for many years and from a very young age. The development of flexibility is crucial to being an acrobat, as is the learning of rhythm and balance. The muscle coordination required to carry out daring stunts and acts takes a great deal of time and patience to develop. Though Chinese acrobats make their craft look entirely natural and effortless, in reality, the high level of performance they exhibit is incredibly difficult and requires a great deal of skill.

This type of acrobatics originated approximately 2000 years ago. It is a large part of Chinese culture and history that is often further showcased in other forms of art, such as painting and sculpture. Today, people worldwide greatly enjoy this wonderful facet of Chinese culture. The unison that Chinese acrobats display is perfectly timed. Routines carried out by Chinese acrobats are often daring with many acrobats flying many feet into the air and landing with grace and poise. Somersaults and leaps through the air will have you leaving the show breathless. Chinese acrobats often use no props, supplying only their bodies as the performance piece. Some displays of acrobatics feature items such as chairs and tight ropes to enthrall the audience even further.

There are several exhibits worldwide that feature acrobats throughout the year. Many Chinese acrobats are in high demand and tour worldwide, captivating and exciting all of the audiences they encounter. Performances can be very different and two are never the same. Many Chinese acrobatics performances feature only two acrobats, working entirely off one another to effectively engage audiences with thousands of people. Other performances feature a large amount of acrobats, often synchronized and working in groups to create a large image for the audience. Whether in small or large groups, these acrobatics often tells a beautiful story conveyed entirely through the body and background music.

Posted by brucem231 at 11:20 PM EDT
Updated: Tuesday, 2 April 2013 5:37 AM EDT

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