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  • proper n. an acrobatic act with a group of at least three people, with two or more bases and at least one flyer. The bases, or spotters, form a platform with their arms and hands interlocked which the flyer uses as a take-off position for somersaults and other aerial tricks.


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  • Mike Segar/Reuters Performers with Cirque du Soleil presented a segment called 'Banquine' at a preview for their latest show, 'Zarkana,' at New York's Radio City Music Hall Tuesday.

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  • Among the jaw-dropping acts are aerial contortionists, hand balancers, the German Wheel - in which the performer becomes a human spoke - and a Banquine act that Richard Dagenais, the show's senior artistic director, says is one of Cirque's finest ever.

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