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She climbs, spins, and drops—shifting gracefully in and out of mid-air poses supported by silk fabric—spiraling and twisting herself into intricate knots as she displays a delicate balance of beauty and strength. Gardner-Webb sophomore Aubry McMahon is an artist of aerial silks, a performance art closely resembling the acrobatics of Cirque du Soleil. Aerialists rely greatly on physical strength and skill, and while McMahon flourishes in her element, health has not always been on her side.
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