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Paul Simon, communication, acro

"…we have people unable to touch other people, unable to love other people. This is a song about the inability to communicate."~Paul Simon, on "Sound of Silence."

Communication is uniquely important in acrobatic gymnastics. No matter what kind of day the athletes, who are almost all kids, are having, no matter whether they're fighting with their partner or feeling annoyed or having a bad day-- they still have to find a way to communicate.

They still have to take that person's hand, literally.

They are still responsible for each other's safety and for the success of their pair or group.

And when they communicate well and begin to reach the skill level of an artist, they can create something beyond the sum of the parts.

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