Acrobatics (from Greek Akros, high and bat, walking) is one of the performing arts, and is also practiced as a sport. Greek (el ελληνική γλώσσα or simply el ελληνικά — "Hellenic" is an Indo-European language, spoken today by 15-22 million people mainly The performing arts are those forms of Art which differ from the Plastic arts insofar as the former uses the artist's own Body, Face and presence Sport is an Activity that is governed by a set of rules or Customs and often engaged in competitively Acrobatics involves difficult feats of balance, agility and coordination. Nearly any performance or sport which involves full-body activity—especially in short, highly controlled bursts of activity—can be considered acrobatics. Typical examples are, first and foremost, all the subdivisions of gymnastics and trapeze work, but specialized activities like ballet and diving could also be included. Gymnastics is a Sport involving performance of exercises requiring physical strength agility and coordination A trapeze is a short horizontal bar hung by two cords from a support to form a Trapezoid. Ballet is a formalized form of Dance with its origins in the French court further developed in France and Russia as a Concert dance Diving off a deck into the Great South Bay of Long Islandjpg|thumb|A man dives into the Great South Bay of Long Island. In a narrow sense, the term "acrobatics" refers to "acrobatic gymnastics," a specialized subdivision of gymnastics.
Acrobatic traditions are found in many cultures. Paris (ˈpærɨs in English; in French) is the Capital of France and the country's largest city Viktor Mikhailovich Vasnetsov (Виктор Михайлович Васнецов ( Lop'jal, May 15 ( N In the West, Minoan art from circa 2000 BC contains depictions of acrobatic feats on the backs of bulls, which may have been a religious ritual. The term Western world, the West or the Occident ( Latin: occidens -sunset -west as distinct from the Orient) can have multiple meanings The Minoan civilization was a Bronze Age civilization which arose on the island of Crete. The 20th century BC is a Century which lasted from the year 2000 BC to 1901 BC A ritual is a set of actions often thought to have Symbolic value the performance of which is usually prescribed by a Religion or by the Traditions 
The court displays of the European Middle Ages would often involve acrobatic performances along with song, juggling and other activities. Jultagi or eoreum is traditional Korean performance of Tightrope-walking. A song is a Musical composition. Songs contain vocal parts that are performed 'sung' and generally feature Words ( Lyrics) commonly followed Juggling is a physical human skill involving the movement of objects usually through the air for entertainment (see Object manipulation)
Though initially the term applied to tight-rope walking, in the 19th century, a form of performance art, including circus acts began to use the term as well. The 19th century of the Common Era began on January 1, 1801 and ended on December 31, 1900, according to the Gregorian calendar A circus is most commonly a traveling company of performers that may include acrobats, Clowns trained animals trapeze acts Hoopers, tightrope walkers In the late 19th century, tumbling and other acrobatic/gymnastic activities became a competitive sport in Europe.
Acrobatics in Western history have become a key subject for fine art. An excellent example is Acrobats at the Cirque Fernando (Francisca and Angelina Wartenberg) by Impressionist Pierre-Auguste Renoir which depicts two German acrobatic sisters. Impressionism was a 19th-century Art movement that began as a loose association of Paris -based Artists exhibiting their art publicly in the 1860s Pierre-Auguste Renoir ( February 25, 1841 &ndash December 3, 1919) was a French Artist who was a leading painter in The painting resides at the Art Institute of Chicago. The Art Institute of Chicago is one of America's premier Fine art museums
In China, acrobatics (“Hundred Plays”) have been a part of the culture since the Western Han Dynasty, over 2500 years ago. China ( Wade-Giles ( Mandarin) Chung¹kuo² is a cultural region, an ancient Civilization, and depending on perspective a National The Han Dynasty ( 206 BC–220 AD followed the Qin Dynasty and preceded the Three Kingdoms in China. Acrobatics were part of village harvest festivals. A festival is an event usually and ordinarily staged by a local community which centers on some unique aspect of that community 
During the Tang Dynasty, acrobatics saw much the same sort of development as European acrobatics saw during the Middle Ages with court displays during the 7th through 10th century dominating the practice. The Tang Dynasty ( Middle Chinese: dhɑng (June 18 618&ndashJune 4 907 was an imperial dynasty of China preceded by the Sui Dynasty and followed by The 7th century is the period from 601 to 700 in accordance with the Julian calendar in the Christian / Common Era.  Today the performance art remains to be one of the most important performances offered within Chinese variety art, mostly referred to in the west as "Chinese Circus". Chinese Variety Art (Chinese 雜技藝術 is the name giving to the collection of performances that include a wide range of Acrobatic, balancing acts and other spectacles
Traditionally, acrobatic skills were kept within families and passed from parents to children. This is still true especially among family circus groups nowadays. A circus is most commonly a traveling company of performers that may include acrobats, Clowns trained animals trapeze acts Hoopers, tightrope walkers However, most acrobats are now taught by larger scale education systems, as circuses are now made up of many more professionals than they used to be. Many schools specializing in acrobatics art are providing a constant resource of acrobatic artists. Some of these schools are independently operated, and some are supported and affiliated to circuses.
see : Acrobatic Gymnastics