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an acrobat able to twist into unusual positions

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According to the 2nd runner up, Goualin Vidal otherwise known as Skeleton, a contortionist, he said 'I discovered my talents 8 years ago and I feel happy right now even though I didn't win.
The show briskly shuttles from one diverse act to another, gathering aerialists, jugglers, dancers, gymnasts and acrobats, contortionists, strongmen, and fire-breathers who set the Araneta Coliseum stage on fire-literally-and a rabble-rousing mime effectively interacting with the crowd in between sets and acts.
The crowd will also get to witness the exhilarating twists of foot juggling with drums, the famous Chinese poles, the sensational contortionist and the dynamic hoop divers with their amazing somersaults, leaps and jumps.
Ingenex created the @LisaAtLightfair Twitter account to promote the contortionist's performances at the OSRAM booth and as the primary means of interacting with web audiences.
And it's not every day that you get to see a contortionist contort her body while firing an arrow from a longbow with her feet.
Among those entertaining crowds at the weekend was contortionist Chris Cross, who entertained Prince William at his stag party.
Petite Casey's contortionist skills were snapped up by the company when she auditioned last year.
(5) L Word star Rose Rollins introduces her mom to the crowd at curve's L Word party (6) Guests at in L Word premier in Minneapolis (7) Contortionist, Blaze, at Portland, Ore's Super Queer Lusty Fun Xtravaganza (8) Lindsay Lohan at the premiere of Filth and Wisdom (9) Attorney Gloria Allred (left) and lesbian activist Robyn Tyler at the Sacramento, Calif, rally (10) Filmmaker Liliana Hueso speaks at San Francisco's Reels of Resistance event (11) San Francisco premier of Straightlaced, a film tackling gender stereotypes amongst teens
22 under the Big Top at Ed Smith Stadium, and they'll also witness Circus Sarasota acts featuring canine commander David Rosaire, quick change illusionists Vladimir and Olga Smirnov, equestrienne Caroline Williams, contortionist Alexey Goloborodko, juggler Semeon Krachinov and high flyers Dolly Jacobs and Yuri Rjkov.
A contortionist (kon-TOR-shun-ist) is a person who can bend in ways the average person cannot.
gui to be a contortionist. In the new scenario, the animal held its feathered legs and feet beneath the body, says Sankar Chatterjee, a paleontologist at Texas Tech University in Lubbock.
Through a whirling "gap" in the basement floor, Tom is transported to London of the late 19th century and into the housing area of London's "monsters." These monsters are the "freaks" who populate the fairs and street shows--the bearded lady, the contortionist, the dwarf and the giant, all of whom made money for their "owners." Tom meets Astra, the Changeling Child, a tiny and dwarflike girl of no discernible age, a "performer" men pay to see and to touch.
It all takes forever and you have to be a contortionist to boot!
While Rachel is the protagonist of CQ2, Jeanne (a powerful acting debut by dancer and contortionist Danielle Hubbard) is the movie's soul.