Tag: Mongolia

Q&A With Amazing Contortionist HeeJin Diamond

I recently had the opportunity to ask the amazing Mongolian contortionist Heejin Diamond some questions about her wonderful career as a contortionist.

How long have done contortion for?

I started contortion when I was 6 years old.

How did you start contortion?

In Mongolia, contortion is a big traditional discipline. My mother said i was 5 years old when I discovered contortion by watching TV. It was like a flash on me that suddenly I wanted to make the same things. After lot of times by bending myself in living room, my parents inscribed me in contortion school to calm me, they thought it was just a desire in transient. The passion never leaved me.

13 years old, I started to be professional and marked the start of international tours all by continuing my elementary school.

How often do you train and for how long?

I rehearse minimum 2 hours if I am not on the stage.

When I work every day like now from last year, I rehears 1 hour in the morning and I do 1 hour of warming up before going on the stage.

I also have my ballet class once per week and I also do pole dance class because it’s technically so amusing for me.

What is your favourite contortion move/trick?

I am also handstand artist. I mostly like the research of hand standing and movements which procure me more sensation. Play with the gravity and hand standing is more creative for me.

What has been your best contortion experience?

I think it was the creation of my first solo act Snow Queen. With my husband who accompanied me in my all projects, we passed entire year to design and create it. That was like our first baby, LOL

What is your ultimate contortion goal/dream?

There is a lot, thanks god. Being artist is a performant war of the new dreams and challenges.

I just opened my studio (Diamond Studio) in the center of Paris where I form professional artists, I work on the creation of two new acts, I work every night in Paradis Latin, one of the most beautiful Cabarets in Paris built by Gustave Eiffel and I turn around with my 3 different acts… I don’t live my life I dream it.

 

Q&A With Otgo Waller

I posed the following questions to incredible Mongolian contortionist and contortion coach Otgo Waller.

At the age of 7 years old, a young Otgo started doing contortion and by the age of 13, she was one of the best in the world. In 1991 she joined Ringling Brothers & Barnum Bailey circus which lead her to the USA. Otgo now lives in Las Vegas where she teachers contortion using her patented teaching method. She is the creator and owner of Flexible Body Art LLC technique and school. Otgo is also a published author of her memoir ” “Twisted Tales: My Life as a Mongolian Contortionist”, Otgo details her life as a Mongolian contortionist in the grasp of a socialist country, she escaped a morose childhood and transformed herself into a world famous performer.

How long have done contortion for?

I been contortionist for 40 years.

How did you start contortion?

I saw my coach on TV when I was 7 years old, after watching her I want to be a contortionist

How often do you train and for how long?

I train my self 5 days a week for 1 hour.

What is your favourite contortion move/trick?

All of the contortion tricks and moves are beautiful so I can’t say I have favorite

What has been your best contortion experience?

My best experience is; I am still performing

What is your ultimate contortion goal/dream?

I reached all my goals and dreams and I am very proud of it.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Q&A With an Amazing Mongolian Contortionist Pt 7

I had the opportunity to ask Agiimaa Jargalsaikhan from Mongolia some questions about her life as a Mongolian Contortionist. She’s an amazing contortionist who trains at Mongolain National Circus in Ulaanbaatar.

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/_agiimaa_/

How long have done contortion for?

I have done contortion for 14 years.

How did you start contortion?

I start contortion when I was 4 year, I was little girl. Me and my mom went Mongolian national circus.

How often do you train and for how long?

I train 5 days a week, For 3-4 hour.

What is your favourite contortion move/trick?

My favorite contortion trick is one hand balance.

What has been your best contortion experience?

My best contortion experience is duo contortion in Turkey.

What is your ultimate contortion goal/dream?

Maybe all contortionist’s dream is Cirque du Soleil. It too is a dream of mine.

Q&A With an Amazing Mongolian Contortionist Pt 6

I asked Batka Azka Azka to talk to me about her experiences as a contortionist

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/azajin0923/

How long have done contortion for?

8 years

How did you start contortion?

It is first used to the extension

How often do you train and for how long?

3-4 hours per day

What is your favourite contortion move/trick?

What has been your best contortion experience?

What is your ultimate contortion goal/dream?

 

Q&A With an Amazing Mongolian Contortionist Pt 5

I asked my friend on Facebook Naranzul Bayarnyam from Mongolia to answer the following questions about contortion.

How long have done contortion for?

Done it for 11 years

How did you start contortion?

My Grandma told me I should do contortion cause when I was 4 or 5 I liked to watch contortion show,

How often do you train and for how long?

I don’t do training everyday because I’ve contortion show every single day so I don’t need to train often I do training for 3 or 4 hours

What is your favourite contortion move/trick?

Every contortion studio has own description for the contortion move or trick

What has been your best contortion experience?

Performed in France, Spain and Mongolia

What is your ultimate contortion goal/dream?

I wish one day i’ll have a great performance in Cirque du Soliel or world’s biggest stage and I want to participate a competition which can test my 11 years ability

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Naranzul Bayarnyam

 

 

Q&A With an Amazing Mongolian Contortionist Pt 4

Next I asked Mungunchimeg Batkhuyag from Mongolia, she’s had the opportunity to perform in many countries around the world.

https://www.instagram.com/mungunchimee/

How long have done contortion for?

Started contortion when I was 4 years old, did it until I was 14. Stopped due to my studies, then started again when I was 20.

What has been your best contortion experience?

Has worked in France, Italy, and a few other countries and performances in Mongolia.

What is your ultimate contortion goal/dream?

Don’t have a specific goal, maybe work in the best theatre with the best artists.

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Mungunchimeg Batkhuyag

Q&A With an Amazing Mongolian Contortionist Pt 3

I asked my friend Nomin Erdene from Mongolia

How long have done contortion for?

7 Years

How did you start contortion?

When I was a child, I saw the many contortionist, then I decide to be a contortionist. It’s in the Mongolian culture.

How often do you train and for how long?

4 days a week for 3 hours. If we have an important performance, we will train more.

What is your favourite contortion move/trick?

My favorite exercise is hand stand

What has been your best contortion experience?

Performed in China twice and had some important performances in Mongolia.

What is your ultimate contortion goal/dream?

My future dream is when I’m done performing, then I will be a teacher of contortion

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Nomin Erdene

 

Q&A With an Amazing Mongolian Contortionist Pt 2

I asked Эрдэнэсувд Э. to tell me more about her experiences as a wonderful, hard working, dedicated Mongolian contortionist.

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/erz_a12  

How long have done contortion for?

I’ve done contortion for 8 years

How often do you train and for how long?

Training goes for 6 hours

What is your favourite contortion move/trick?

My favourite contortion move is the marinelli bend.

What has been your best contortion experience?

I performed in the USA 3 or 4 years ago

 

Q&A With an Amazing Mongolian Contortionist Pt 1

Welcome to my 2018 blog posts,

Today I asked my friend Ariun Jargal to tell me about her experiences with contortion, here are her responses.

Her Instagram is https://www.instagram.com/ariunjargal____/

How long have done contortion for?

I’ve done contortion for 10 years

How often do you train and for how long?

Training goes for between 2 – 5 hours everyday.

What is your favourite contortion move/trick?

My favourite contortion move it the marinelli bend

What has been your best contortion experience?

My best contortion experience was performing in Russia in 2016

What is your ultimate contortion goal/dream?

My contortion dream/goal is to perform in South Korea.

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Q&A With A Former Ringling Bros Contortionist

I had the great pleasure in asking Nomin Nyamkhuu (Н. Номин) some questions about her contortion career so far.

How long have done contortion for?

I started 11 year old. Now it’s almost 10 year of doing contortion

How did you start contortion?

My grandma when she’s young working circus that’s why I want to do it.

How often do you train and for how long?

I have training everyday for 3 hours

What is your favourite contortion move/trick?

My favorite trick is either a hand stand or the marinelli bend

What has been your best contortion experience?

My best contortion experience has been working at Ringling Bros circus. I’ve performed in China twice, Russia once, Taiwan three times and once in the USA for Ringling Bros. circus.

What is your ultimate contortion goal/dream?

I want to work Cirque du Soliel oohh God it’s so amazing circus