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contortionist

a performer who contorts his body for the entertainment of others
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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.
The Snake Contortionist who bends her body into unbelievable shapes or the Frogs who can complete an entire dance while doing a handstand just leave you wondering - how do they do that?
Vaudeville Weekender will feature acrobats and contortionists
the craziest contestant the All Ireland Talent Show has ever seen - a teenage hula-hooping contortionist.
Unfortunately, Iona never made it to the show's final, but has no regrets, as it has made her into one of the best-known contortionists in the UK, a title that she finds flattering.
JUDGE: Simon; HOPEFUL: Young competitors; CUTTING IT: Saw sculptor, drag tap and a pirates' chorus line; SPLITS TEASE: Girl contortionist performs an eye-watering pose for Britain's Got Talent judges
On the heels of the campaign's launch, the CMPB is launching a statewide consumer contest -- seeking contortionists and their stories about how milk helps them in their flexible endeavors.
This is a crime against nature for we surfers and potential clients are not normally trained as professional contortionists.
But don't wear these at home: "It's the level of unusual talent these performers have that makes them work, especially the contortionists," says Curry.
For this exhibition he arranged several of these fetishes (together with film props and relics of performances) on Chinese-style lacquered shelves placed before photographs of Taiwanese contortionists.
The Culture Clash players are affectionately irreverent curators of Chicano-Latino iconography; they're cultural contortionists who deliver insider satire on ethnic American subgroups--Miami retirees, the free trade bohemians, Vietnamese low-riders, and Dade County inmates.
A Big Top arched over the gymnasium at the Out-of-Door Academy for this year's circus-themed Extravaganza, and clowns, contortionists and other performers from Circus Sarasota and The Studio added their magic to the evening, which attracted 353 parents, teachers and supporters.