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Nude male acrobats. Kyle Kier and Stephane Haffner. Photo by John Falocco.

Nude male acrobats. Kyle Kier and Stephane Haffner. Photo by John Falocco.

Two Cuban acrobats on the Chinese pole, performing at Grenoble. Chinese poles are vertical poles on which circus performers climb, slide down and hold poses. The poles are generally between 3 and 9 metres (10 and 30 ft) in height and approximately 5 to 8 cm (2 to 3 inches) in diameter. Photo: Ludovic Péron

Photo of Rock'n'Roll dancing. The "Swan", a popular acrobatic in the lower classes.

Nude male acrobats. Kyle Kier and Stephane Haffner. Photo by John Falocco.

Cirque Du Soleil - Varekai

Nude male acrobats. Kyle Kier and Stephane Haffner. Photo by John Falocco.