An acrobat is an athlete who performs acts requiring skill and agility and coordination. Trapeze and tight-rope walkers upon high are joined by more down to earth gymnastics such as balancing and tumbling.
Traveling troups of buskers from urban cities perform at festivals and buskerfests alike around the globe. These acrobats often entertain with a backbeat of music from jazz to hip-hop.
Balancing several objects seated high upon a chair is a move best left to these professionals. Handstands ten feet above the crowd is always a crowd pleaser.
Acrobats can be found swinging on trapezes from huge European archways and have been known to go through elaborate preparations to the extent of large sound systems and flyers announcing their shows.
Scaffolding can even be assembled with the result being a spectacular performance of acrobatics and fireworks at night.
One who is skilled in feats of balance and agility in gymnastics can truly be called an acrobat.