contortionism


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contortionism

(kənˈtɔːʃənɪzəm)
n
the practice of contorting, esp as a performance
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The underwater Bubble Theatre is an exciting family show presenting the beautiful art of soap bubbles, dance, juggling, magic, contortionism and live sand art.
The performances are multi-disciplinary, with the 65-strong cast combining dance, acting, acrobatics (both on ground and aerially) contortionism, comedy - and, apparently, diving
154) But one need look no further than the Supreme Court Reporter to see how our Supreme Court engages in all kinds of contortionism just to stay within the boundaries set up by the written document.
The subtotal of the above is that when we teach or write about poetry, we give our students or readers a much fuller and more accurate sense of the relation between form and content when we help them hear the sounds of verse in relation to other verse instead of encouraging them toward an interpretive contortionism that insists on twisting sound into an auditory allegory of sense.
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.
The analysis of Barth in Chapter Two, for example, works hard to unearth the "political vision at the heart of the more explicitly metafictional novels" (24), but the discussion requires some Cirque du Soleil-level critical contortionism.
Petrarch's ideological shilly-shallying seems almost naive when compared with the rhetorical contortionism and internal contradictions of Machiavelli's Il principe as revealed in chapter 5.
There will also be acts made famous by the Chinese State Circus, acrobatic skills, foot juggling, silk dancing and contortionism.