Acrobatics is the display of advanced agility, strength, balance and motor coordination in the service of the performing arts, sports and martial arts. Related to the field of gymnastics, acrobats practise and develop their skills in agility and coordination. There are different types of acrobatics, some dating back to the Minoan civilisation in the second millennium BC. They include: aerial skills (e.g. jumping, highwire, trapeze), cheerleading formations, adventure sports (e.g. slackline), circus, theatre and dance acts, advanced diving variations, and new forms such as parkour.

Due to the very nature of the activity in pushing the human body to its limits, acrobatics carries an inherent risk of injury to its practitioners such as strains and breaks. Instructors need to be experienced, aware of risks and implement the use of precautions when training (e.g., fall mats, nets, girdles, pads and harnesses).

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A need for expert opinion regarding acrobatics may arise in the context of personal injury suffered during the activity. Issues addressed by expert opinion may include:

  • The design and placement of equipment including safety mats and nets
  • Instruction and training of participants
  • Systems of supervision of participants
  • Systems for training staff

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Relevant Articles Cirque du Soleil acrobat falls during Brisbane show

A Brisbane acrobat injured during Cirque du Soleil’s Kooza performance was taken to the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital after she fell about 5m after losing her grip on a ring while circling the tent.

Relevant Cases Zuijs v Wirth Brothers Pty Ltd [1955] HCA 73; (1955) 93 CLR 561

An acrobat injured in a circus by falling unsuccessfully sued the circus. The ground upon which the circus escaped liability is that the appellant was not employed under a contract of service so that he was not covered by the Workers Compensation Act.

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