Roping Mechanism

[Marseille, January 24. Image via Getty]

German Sarah Tragner performs as a tiretrope walker on January 24, 2010 in Marseille, southern France during a show of the Archaos French contemporary circus. Archaos, created by Pierrot Bidon in 1986, plans to launch a circus biennial in 2013, when Marseille will be the European Capital of Culture in 2013. AFP PHOTO MICHEL GANGNE (Photo credit should read MICHEL GANGNE/AFP/Getty Images)