sábado, 6 de octubre de 2012



The ancient Greeks had four different words for rope-walkers:

- the Neurobat sets his rope at great heights,
- the Oribat dances on the rope,
- the Schoenobat flies down the rope and
- the Acrobat does acrobatics on the rope.

In 260 BC Censor Messala did away with these distinctions, uniting them in a single word: funambulus [funambule] from funis, a rope, and ambulare, to walk. 

This is my journey on search to master each of the ancient disciplines:

Colon Island, Bocas del Toro

Local kids practicing slackline first time ever

Dancing on the rope

Curious locals came to try it too 

My friend Israel teaching how to stand up