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contortionist

a performer who contorts his body for the entertainment of others
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They will join mind-bending juggler The Great Gaston (Francois Borie), balancing act The Sensational Sozonov (Mikhail Sozonov and Ievgeniia Fetkulova), contortionist The Elastic Dislocationist (Senayet Asefa Amare) and teeterboard daredevils The Daring Desafios (Joao Guilherme de Lima Siqueira, Luan de Souza Vieira and Clovis Hernan Aranguiz dos Santos).
Caption: Left: A contortionist for an Ethiopian circus group performing at this year's African Circus Arts Festival in Addis Ababa, in early March
In another, a lithe and limber contortionist balances five candelabras on her four limbs and head as she twists her body on a platform.
There's also a real ale bar courtesy of Wylam Brewery, Pimms and cocktails, live music, contortionists and the now infamous chilli eating competition.
Whether they're contortionists, comedians or into choreography, one thing is for sure, it'll be entertaining.
Exclusive to Muscat City Centre, performances include unique diabolo, hula hoop, foot juggling and contortionists, among others.
One particular venue is struggling to make ends meet - new blood is needed and it's finally found when Dr Haze rolls into town with his Vampire Vaudeville show, featuring hair-hanging beauties, twisted contortionists, flying aerialists, demon dwarfs, gyrating jugglers, voodoo warriors, pickled people, sword swallowers and its latest and greatest newfound star The Ventriloquist.
Cabaret shows will take place in the evenings, starting with a family friendly variety performances from 6pm, featuring Chinese pole artists, circus juggling, contortionists and hula-hooping.
19 with former NHL hockey stars Rick Vaive and Marty McSorley as well as jugglers, fire eaters and contortionists.
"Then I got the Cirque du Soleil DVD and I watched it all the time, and contortionists on YouTube and just copied them.
Acts will include springboard acrobats, contortionists, bowl kicking, diabolos, Wheel Of Death, plate spinning, actor acrobatics, hoop jumping and Bicycle Girls.