contortionism


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contortionism

(kənˈtɔːʃənɪzəm)
n
the practice of contorting, esp as a performance
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World-Class Entertainment: MSC Cruises is the only cruise line to offer 6 different Broadway-style production shows on a 7-night cruise with everything from exhilarating acrobatic feats and contortionism to riveting operas and tribute shows.
Antonio mastered the art of contortionism by watching his family, who are also contortionists.
It opens in low-key but entrancing fashion, first with the moody, atmospheric beatboxing of white-haired MC Sxip Shirey and then with some excruciating-looking contortionism from Jonathan Nosan, whose mix of physical ability and comic timing is one of the hits of the show.
The US government, for example, has been engaging in domestic political contortionism in order to continue having "that special relationship" they have with Egypt.
An audience of 140 enjoyed the entertainment, which began with the 17 first year students performing pieces that showcased their individual talents, including singing, dancing, MCING, acting and contortionism.
Ever since his election, Cameron has sought to engage in the political contortionism of publicly recognizing the benefits of full EU membership while conceding ever more ground to Euroskeptic demands.
There will also be acts made famous by the Chinese State Circus, acrobatic skills, foot juggling, silk dancing and contortionism.
Pushing 70, Ferguson is getting too old to ape the touchline contortionism of Villas-Boas.
Though they were once criticized for over-emphasizing power moves rather than the dance of b-boying, they have since developed their own style through a nearly seamless transition between contortionism, power moves, acrobatics, and toprocking--though they retain their signature emphasis on the former approaches.
Punctuating every fashionable adventure were amazing performances by three acrobats, who took contortionism to a whole new level, and left the audience rather awestruck and spellbound.
MODA Mall have lined up a spectacular array of shows including Bubble World; a dance and contortionism demonstration in a deep blue water fantasy world; Action painter; a show combining dance and live painting with spectacular use of color and movements; Merlin the Wizard; with surprises about fairies and knights taking you beyond your imagination; and Light Tanoura; traditional dance filled with colour and circular rhythms -- all forming part of the Eid celebrations at Bahrain's premier shopping destination.