The static type (“fixed”)
Static trapeze –as its name suggests- remains stable, it doesn’t sway. It can be used by more than one performer at the same time, by doing acrobatic tricks over and under the bar, on the ropes and by supporting one another with his weight.
Dance (“single-point trapeze”)
It is a sub-category of static trapeze which is hung from one point making the ropes form a V. In contrast with other trapeze types, where the emphasis is put on impressive acrobatic tricks, dance trapeze choreography is more artistic. It is influenced by contemporary dancing.
It includes all the skills used in static trapeze (climbing, posing, spinning etc). However, it is not fixed and it swings back and forth (just like the swings in playgrounds). Thus, it is more difficult to show the moves. The back and forth movement is triggered by the performer’s body weight.
Two bars are used by two performers-aerialists. It is similar to swinging trapeze. When the right speed is reached, the acrobat (also known as the flyer) swings and jumps to the other bar. The other person (also known as the catcher) catches the arms of the flyer while hung from the second trapeze.
It can be found in many shapes and sizes. There can be two or more trapeze either joined together side by side or up and down. The most common are double or triple trapeze.
They are manufactured in any shape we want for various performances and shows.