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!
See also: german, wheel
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Circus star Balazs Foldvary, who performs using a Cyr wheel and a German wheel -- types of hooped acrobatic apparatus that he balances inside while making them move with dance-like grace -- said that his first performance in the Kingdom had been a wonderful experience.
M2 EQUITYBITES-May 23, 2017-Superior Industries Grabs 92.3% of German Wheel Maker Uniwheels
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. Arguably more exciting, it went spinning around the stage cleverly manipulated by Joris de Jong who, like all the other performers had several strings to his bow,and so popped up all over the place from time to time.
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 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 2.30pm to 4.30pm on Saturday and Sunday.
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 2.30 to 4.30pm on Saturday and Sunday.
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
Major acts include an opening Roue (German Wheel) performed by two acrobats garbed like mummies in Day-Glo wrap, a highwire duo, a balancing act on chairs, a trademark cirque "aerial silks" routine and a house trapeze troupe.
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.