contortion


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the act of twisting or deforming the shape of something (e

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a tortuous and twisted shape or position

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The aerial, contortion, balancing and tumbling artists were fully up to the mark, and received frequent applause.
Contortionists with inherited flexibility usually find it a cinch to do both frontbenders and backbenders -- the two moves on which most contortion tricks are based.
Danielle is one of the celebrities joining forces with some of the world's most talented variety acts - including Penn and Teller and The Moscow State Circus - to learn skills such as contortion, fire dancing, ventriloquism and plate spinning.
Shatner's Bassoon join the growing movement of extreme rock-jazz improv contortion, following in the wake of young bands such as Acoustic Ladyland, Led Bib, Roller Trio, Troyka and Trio VD.
The show is being billed as the "world's largest paint party." Dayglow, which began in 2006 on college campuses in Florida, has transformed into a large-scale touring production that includes DJs, aerial acts, stilt-walkers, contortion acts, fire shows, and cannons that deliver a "Paint Blast."
No one pulls a better facial contortion in the throws of a seering guitar solo.
The show is a spectacular blend of break-dance, hiphop, aerial performances and seemingly impossible feats of human contortion.
That feeling was acutely enhanced at the Beijing Olympics when the clarity and the colour of the pictures meant you could see every bead of perspiration on Nadal's forehead, every muscle rippling in Bolt's body as he scorched down the track and the contortion as the gymnasts' bodies appeared elasticated.
The Playbox special includes aerial contortion in silk, dynamic trapeze, juggling and acrobatics and features a 30-strong cast.
He certainly went through every other contortion during a terrifying two hours.
In works such as Pelvis Contortion, Back Bone Contortion I, and Back Bone Contortion 2, all 2004, her iconography seems borrowed from both Durer's intricate and codified woodcuts and children's books like Where the Wild Things Are, the latter targeting an audience emancipated from innocence but not yet stifled by intellectual immobility.
Obviously this hits the ball straighter but also induces less manoeuvre and contortion in body action and swing path.
They hope to present two specially devised acts involving acrobalance and aerial contortion at the Lilalu International Circus Festival in Munich on August 20 and 21.
There's grotesquerie in Gallagher's dos--heightened by the distortion of the figures' eyes, which appear as white mandorla shapes--and the writing that remains legible from the ads phrases their strangeness as a social contortion visited on folk by their situation in the Americas.
This is a largely uninhabited wilderness, where one of the most remarkable sights is a rock formation known as The Wave, a psychedelic contortion of sandstone rock that lies on the slopes of the Coyote Buttes.