These aerial acrobatics look as smooth as silk – until the performer lets go and plummets to the ground.

But the fall was all part of the show, as acrobat Cynthia Currie was equipped with a parachute to turn her dismount into a BASE jump.

The South African hung the silks from the Kuala Lumpur Tower, 1,000 feet above the Malaysian capital.

After twirling and hanging in the air above the city, she let go into a 500-foot-freefall before deploying her parachute and landing safely on the grass below.

The acrobatics were captured by photographer and videographer Keith Smith.
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