Elastic Gymnastics on showcase

By Amanda Wurtz

The graceful moves of gymnastics will converge with the excitement of aerial flips and somersaults through Milord Entertainment’s Elastic Gymnastics daily shows at the Red River Valley Fair, July 9 – 14. The action-packed performances will include trampoline moves, fast track, aerial bungee and high falls.

Photo Courtesy of Milord Entertainment
Performers join hands in the air in one of the stunts that they perform during the Elastic Gymnastics show that will be presented at the 2013 Red River Valley Fair. The show will occur on the north end of the fairgrounds.

“The Elastic Gymnastics is a spectacular aerial performance that utilizes a special type of bungee cord specially made for this show,” according to the Milord Entertainment website. “The acrobats put on a harness that is attached to the bungee cords. They are then suspended from a 12-meter high structure. This allows them to execute a multitude of spectacular and graceful movements. This is a truly entertaining show that can be combined with other numbers such as trampoline, juggling, high fall and hand balancing.”

In past Elastic Gymnastic shows, performers have simultaneously released from the structure, connected hands and also swapped places on opposite ends of the structure, skillfully spinning without touching each other.

“It’s an awe-inspiring show with masterful gymnastic skills that I believe fair-goers are sure to enjoy,” said Bryan Schulz, general manager of the Red River Valley Fair.

The Canadian-based entertainment company has been amazing crowds for more than 20 years at events in Canada, the United States and around the world. According to the company’s website, Elastic Gymnastics is one of five aerial acrobatics shows delivered by the company, which also has a Millennium Drop ride, and other shows such as The French Connection, Trampo-Wall, Craz-E-Crew and Slam Dunk.

The show will be performed daily at 1, 3 and 5 p.m. on the north end of the fairgrounds. Get a preview of the gymnastics moves with this You Tube video.

To find out more information on the 2013 fair activities, check out the website at www.redrivervalleyfair.com, or call the Fair office at 701-282-2200. Or, like the Red River Valley Fair’s Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/Red.River.Valley.Fair.

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About Amanda Wurtz

Amanda is a freelance blog writer for the Red River Valley Fair Association. Her appreciation of the fair was developed while she covered the association for four years as journalist for the Cass County Reporter. Today, she works as a Customer Service Representative for The CE Shop in Fargo. She makes her home in West Fargo with husband Christopher and their orange tabby cat, Simba.