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Acrobats Take Flight in New Atlantic City Tropicana Show

16 July 2002

ATLANTIC CITY, New Jersey – As reported by the Associated Press: "After showcasing such ghoulish topics as torture methods, Titanic artifacts and backyard bone discoveries, one might say Tropicana Casino and Resort had nowhere to go but up.

"So it did, enlisting a high-flying group of acrobats for a summer-long engagement that gives new meaning to the phrase "high-rollers."

"The group, which is called Antigravity, is turning heads with a 12-minute routine of twists, swoops, trapeze swings and bungee jumps performed just over the heads of gamblers.

"The acrobats perform five times a day, turning the Tropicana's five-story atrium into a makeshift theater, replete with thumping dance music, strobe lights and performers swinging from ropes suspended from the 44-foot ceilings.

"…The group is made up of a rotating cast of performers, including a former Radio City Music Hall dancer, several former Olympic gymnasts and twin brothers who have dance backgrounds.

"…During one recent performance, most of the gamblers at a bank of Worlds of Cash slot machines beneath the performers sat mesmerized as the acrobats flew above them.

"Others just kept on dropping quarters into the machines.

"…In recent years, Tropicana has earned a reputation for putting on unusual exhibits…"

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