"a trapeze artist"

A trapeze is an aerial apparatus usually used in circus performances. It is a bar hung with rope or metal straps. Trapeze artists adopt various performance approaches: 

Static trapeze – where the bar does not move during the performance


Swinging trapeze – where the bar swings during performance


Flying trapeze – where the performer creates a swing and then ‘flies’ through the air to be caught by another performer or to catch another bar