German wheel

German wheel

A prop, often featured in circus performances, that looks like a life-size hamster wheel. A performer is positioned in the middle and rotates it. Come to the show, it'll be fun—there will be acrobats, trapeze artists, and people in German wheels!
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The performers use ropes, trapeze, a Chinese pole, teeterboard (for tumbling), German wheel (like a hamster wheel) in a variety of different acts and in between there is creative choreography and feats of amazing strength and flexibility.
Another larger wheel appeared later - the German Wheel.
The German Fourth and Fifth armies, forming the pivot of the great German wheel at the center of the Western Front, had been moving forward slowly, regulating their advance with the speed of the hammerhead, the First and Second armies further to the north.
A new live attraction, featuring cirque-style antics, soundtrack, acrobatics, multimedia magic, stunt skating and German wheel sets, will happen four times everyday during the holiday season.
Visitors to Newcastle's Discovery Museum can learn how to roll in a German wheel, balance on a wire, hang from a trapeze, spin a hat and even ride a unicycle in sessions from 2.
Visitors to the Discovery Museum, in Newcastle, can learn how to roll in a German wheel, balance on a wire, hang from a trapeze, spin a hat and even ride a unicycle in sessions from 2.
GERMAN wheel acrobats Acrojou bring their show Wake to Caernarfon Galeri next week.
Set against a heart thumping sound track, this explosive show will feature world class acts including stunt skaters, acrobats, and dancers as well as a number of acts not seen before in the UAE such as a German wheel and power skipper.
ONA ROLL: German Wheel from Cirque du Soleil performers
Cirque du Soleil performer Shayne Courtright balances atop the German Wheel in ``Quidam,'' now in Long Beach.
l've also done tightrope, ladder, the hoop, trampoline, stilts and the German Wheel.
This free performance around a large German wheel, Frantic is a breathtakingly choreographed story of one man's thirst for escape told through an explosion of acrobatics and dance-theatre.
The world-class athlete, who is currently studying at Durham Business School, will be showing off The Rhoenrad, or German Wheel, which requires skills of strength, grace, balance and co-ordination.
Next up was the German Wheel, which was the speciality of Simone Riccio.
Cory Sylvester performs on the German wheel, as Cirque du Soleil performers, also below, thrill the Echo Arena crowd Pictures: DAVID MUNN