Esther-Channah (dragonbat2006) wrote in little_details,

Famous Acrobats/Trapeze Artists

Hi, all. I'm writing a ficlet focusing on Dick Grayson before he became Robin. So he's about 7 years old and still a member of the Flying Graysons, which would put the year at 1989 or thereabout. 

I've googled 'famous aerialists' and 'famous Roma'. What I'm trying to determine is that if Dick's ambition at this stage is to become one of the best acrobats ever--better than the Flying Wallendas, etc... to whose skills might he aspire? It's a bonus if the performer is Rom/Sinti etc. (His father is Roma--but and didn't turn up any aerialists that fit the bill. The first one mentioned that Yul Brynner worked on a trapeze... but somehow 'to be as good a flyer as Yul Brynner' doesn't sound like much of an accomplishment.)

I'm thinking of performers who were probably well-known in professional circles between the 60s and the 80s--i.e. people his parents might have seen perform live.

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