I had the joy of asking the incredible British contortionist Arianna Joy some questions about her journey as one of the best new contortionists. Arianna 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 mesmerized 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. Arianna trains under the guidance of renowned British contortionist coach Pixie Le Knot. Below are her responses.
Q1: How long have done contortion for?
Q2: How did you start contortion?
Did dance, kept stretching and thought, wanted more. Then found classes and was invited to join.
Q3: How often do you train and for how long?
Train every day for 3 hrs.
Q4: What is your favourite contortion move/trick?
Cheststands of every shape.
Q5: What has been your best contortion experience?
Doing handstands on canes for the first time.
Q6: What is your ultimate contortion goal/dream?
My goal/dream – to be a contortion performer.
Q7: Best advise you’ve received?
Advise – to position my arms in the right place for certain tricks.
Q8: What does a usual day of training look like?
Warm-up, stretches, splits, shoulder stretch, bridges, tricks, sequences, routine.
Q9: What is your preparation for a performance?
A VERY good stretch!
Q10: What or who is your biggest motivator in contortion?
Pixie Le Knot.
Q11: What goes through your head when you’re doing a contortion performance?
Concentrating on the routine.
Q12: Do you get nervous? How do you overcome your nerves?
I don’t really get nervous.😊
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