The Contortionists of Mongolia – Photo Essay
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"Merge ancient Buddhist animal poses, traditional Mongolian ‘Biyelgee’ dance, and Russian ballet into contemporary circus and you’ll have the exquisite art of Mongolian contortion. In Mongolian, contortion is as common as ballet to the western world, and instead of dreaming of tutus and pointe shoes, Mongolian girls aspire to be world-class contortionists. Mongolia has produced some of the most magnificent contortion acts in the world, namely, in circus companies as Cirque du Soleil."
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