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?
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?
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