"Acrobat" is a song by rock band U2. It is the eleventh track on their 1991 album Achtung Baby. The critical failure of Rattle and Hum (1988) led the band to seek a harder sound in their music. The song developed from a riff created by guitarist The Edge, and is played in a 12⁄8 time signature. Thematically the song contains elements of hypocrisy, alienation, and moral confusion. "Acrobat" has never been performed live, although it was rehearsed prior to the third leg of the Zoo TV Tour.
Inspiration, writing, and recording
"Their strategy had been radical. Take everything you know and throw it out. Work with music you don't know, in a place you don't know, in a way you haven't worked before. Disorientate yourself."
Lead singer Bono was influenced by the work of Delmore Schwartz when writing the lyrics of "Acrobat", to whom the song is dedicated. The title of one of his short stories, In Dreams Begin Responsibilities, is quoted in the final verse. Bono noted the book "was on my mind when I was writing the words... It's hard to wrap the book up in a few lines, but Delmore Schwartz is kind of a formalist... I'm the opposite. I'm in the mud as a writer, so I could do with a bit of [Schwartz], and that's why I enjoy him." The song was developed from a riff guitarist The Edge developed during a soundcheck in Auckland, New Zealand, on the Lovetown Tour in 1989. He noted that the beat is unusual for a U2 song, saying it "was the jumping off point, to try and do something with an unusual beat."
Cape Town - One homeless man has a unique way of catching the attention of drivers in the city, and that is with his acrobatic skills ...ArmandHough/AfricanNews AgencyUsing his acrobatic talents, Maxhongo said he would like to stop his habits and change his life, but he needs help ... Armand Hough/African News Agency.
Their acts often accompany acrobatics, circus acts, street performances and other live performing arts. Speaking to the AfricanNewsAgency (ANA), the shy young girl said her interest was piqued after watching contortion videos on YouTube. “I started contorting last year in July ... “This is really something I would like to do ... African News Agency (ANA). .
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Phando Jikelo/AfricanNewsAgency (ANA) ... Ushering in 2020 – the Year of the Rat – the South African attendees were enthralled by traditional cultural performances of acrobatics, martial arts, fast mask-changing, and a puppet show performed by the SichuanArt Troupe, which made a special trip from China for the occasion ... African News Agency (ANA) .
Azhar Ali and Fawad Alam were unbeaten on five each after SouthAfrican pace bowler Kagiso Rabada rocked the top order with two wickets for just eight runs ... The tourists were 179-6 at tea after Nauman dismissed South African skipper Quinton de Kock (15) and Elgar (58) as South Africa fumbled from a steady 94-2 at lunch.
Fast bowler Shaheen Shah Afridi had Markram caught in the slip, while van der Dussen was run out after attempting a quick single, with wicketkeeper Rizwan diving acrobatically to dislodge the wickets. The tourists were 179-6 at tea after Nauman dismissed SouthAfrican skipper ...
Salomon Banga Bindjeme scored a fine acrobatic goal in the 72nd minute as they register an opening win in Group A as AfricanNationsChampions got underway on ... The African Nations Championship is the sixth edition a biennial football tournament organized by the Confederation of ...
The leopard print-clad acrobat is a performer with Le Cirque de l’Equateur, which once represented Gabon at the world’s biggest circus festivals, but now cannot afford even basic safety equipment. The mats are falling apart, the safety ropes have snapped and the acrobatic nets are long gone ...Children run, jump, dance and do acrobatics on old tires.