Tightwire is the skill of maintaining balance while walking along a
tensioned wire between two points. It can be done either using a balancing
tool (umbrella, fan, balance pole, etc.) or "freehand", using only one's body
to maintain balance. Typically, tightwire performances either include dance or
object manipulation, which include a variety of props, such as clubs, rings,
hats, or canes.
Performer: Nicky Dewhurst.