Q&A With Russian Contortionist Ekaterina (@ekaterina_19910)

I had the joy of asking the incredible Russian contortionist Ekaterina some questions about her journey as a contortionists/aerialist. Ekaterina is an amazing contortionist/aerialist 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. She is an incredibly talented performer with a bright future ahead. Below are her responses.

(Translated using Google Translate)

Q1: How long have done contortion for?

3-4 years

Q2: How did you start contortion?

Came to the circus studio, They taught this genre there

Q3: How often do you attend training and for how long?

5 times a week for 2-3 hours

Q4: What is your favourite contortion move/trick?

Triple fold

Q5: What has been your best contortion experience?The best performance was when I performed for the very first time

Q6: What is your ultimate contortion goal/dream?

I strive to learn how to stand on one hand

Q7:  Best advise you’ve received?

1% of talent – 99% of work

Q8: What does a usual day of training look like?

Warm up, work on the table (if that was meant)

Q9: What is your preparation for a performance like?


Q10: What or who is your biggest motivator in contortion?

Quite a lot of people

Q11: What goes through your head when you’re doing a contortion performance?

I am completely in the performance. Therefore, there are no thoughts. Only about what to do next in the room, I guess

Q12: Do you get nervous? How do you overcome your nerves?

Of course, it happens. It helps me to be calm

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