Definition of ‘Acrosport’

He acrosportalso know as acrobatic gymnastics It is a discipline that is practiced by couples which can be mixed, female trios, or male quartets. He is considered as a acrobatic-choreographic sport in which three fundamental elements are integrated: formation of figures or body pyramids, acrobatics and elements of strength, flexibility and balance such as the transition from one figure to another and elements of dance, jumps, gymnastic pirouettes, such as the choreographic component that is the one that attributes that degree of artistic.

Mainly, it is characterized by the group manifestation in which the body of each participant acts as a motor, support and driving device for the others. In acrosport, choreography and acrobatic movements, both collective and individual, are harmoniously combined and all of them are in turn synchronized with voiceless instrumental music.

The origin of the word that designates this practice is Greek, acrobatwhich means climb or climb over someone.

But this acrobatic discipline is not a novelty of these modern times, quite the contrary, since it is a discipline that was practiced in very remote times of our humanity; Documentary and even archaeological records confirm that this was the case and that acrobatic exercises were also a reality approximately four thousand years ago.

For example, in ancient Egypt these types of exercises were very common and celebrated within special events such as parties and ceremonies. Later, they would spread to the Greeks and from then on the various acrobatic exercises, jumps, somersaults, spins, among others, would become the attraction and discipline of millions of people around the world.

In acrosport, the person who is in charge of supporting the weight of a partner is called porter and the one who climbs above the portor is known as agile within the jargon of the discipline.

To carry it out, an area of ​​12 by 12 meters is required, surrounded by a one-meter security zone, while the average duration of an exercise is between two and a half to three seconds, approximately.