Bend me


Bend me, Shape Me: The art of Contortion

Contortionism has been a tradition in Mongolia for hundreds of years, and is a common act in Mongolian and Chinese circuses. It was first performed as part of the traditional BuddhistTsam dances and has been incorporated into many Mongolian plays. It has come to be considered as an art rather than an acrobatic act, and famous contortionists become national celebrities.

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