I recently had joy of asking world renowned, Russian contortionist Alesya Laverycheva some questions about her phenomenal career as one of the world’s best contortionists. Alesya is an amazing contortionist and when she takes to the stage and performs and showcases her astounding skills, she leaves the audience in awe and mesmerised by what the human body can do. The joy she has on her face when performing is infectious and her smile brings happiness to many. Alesya has had the opportunity to travel the world performing, from China to her homeland of Russia. She also has had the opportunity to work with some of the worlds best contortionists over the years. Below are her responses.
Alesya’s responses translated using Google Translate
How long have done contortion for?
I have been studying contortion since my childhood from the age of 7 or 8, I do not remember exactly and I still do it.
How did you start contortion?
I would say this is natural flexibility. It was easy for me at training) I was engaged in a circus studio)
How often do you train and for how long?
I personally do not train every day, because I think that the body should also rest, for example, I study Monday, Wednesday and Friday’s, there are also big breaks. The time i train for varies depending on how I feel and what I’m doing. I also do things differently for the feeling when I can practice for 2 hours, when I can 1 hour, or when they go through the photo sessions that whole day.
What is your favourite contortion move/trick?
I often like my favorite tricks. I like triple folds.
What has been your best contortion experience?
In photo sessions I learn that I can get stronger that I do not know about it myself 😀 I really like the flexibility and what I do. This is probably a gift and everyone has their own. It’s my contortion skills
What is your ultimate contortion goal/dream?
The goal of a dream is to try something new