The Funambulic Dance begins almost without motion, in a static menacing mood. The impression changes gradually from an obsession by wrath and deepest affliction to overwhelming boisterousness. The energy in the music simply cannot be clad in words. The tension increases and eventually reaches an almost unbearable state. Finally doubts and anxicty are overcome: enthusiasm and exuberant joy of life emerge victorious - expressed by Jules Strens in an ecstatic finale.