The cradle (also known as aerial cradle or casting cradle) is a type
of aerial circus act in which a performer hangs by his or her knees from a
large rectangular frame and swings, tosses, and catches another performer.
The aerialist being swung is referred to as a flyer, while the one doing
the tossing and catching is referred to as a catcher or caster. The flyer
usually starts and ends standing on the frame above the catcher. The flyer
swings holding on to the catcher's hands, performs releases at the top of
the swing, and is re-caught in mid-air. The frame can be static or swinging.
A variant called Russian Cradle - what you see here - has the catcher
standing, secured by a safety belt.
And then... the scarabs take to the scene.
The artists are thrown between three Russian Cradle stations placed at
an unprecedented distance from each other. A universe is created in which
high-flying and bouncing come together, as if it were the most natural
thing in the world, in a single breathtaking act.