Tag: Russia

Q&A With Russian Contortionist Alesya Laverycheva

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

 

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Q&A With Russian Contortionist Yana Blotskaya

I recently had the chance to ask Yana Blotskaya some questions about her amazing journey as a contortionist. Yana previously spent many years as a Rhythmic gymnast where her incredible flexibility was unearthed. Recently Yana has focused her time on one of her passion Contortion. Her main inspirations are Jordan McKnight and Alexey Goloborodko. Her flexibility is incredible and the skies the limit for Yana. Horse riding and Rap music are some of Yana’s other hobbies. Below are her responses.

How long have done contortion for?

I’ve done contortion since I was 11 y.o.

How did you start contortion?

I started contortion because my friends do it

How often do you train and for how long?

I train every day.2-3 hours

What is your favourite contortion move/trick?

I haven’t got favorite trick

What has been your best contortion experience?

My best contortion experiences happen when I train in the kid grounds

What is your ultimate contortion goal/dream?

My goal is do contortion as long as possible, get a lot of followers, become famous and do my own rap songs

Q&A With an Amazing Russian Contortionist

I had the opportunity to ask Varvara Gordeeva’s mother Katerina some questions about her daughters experiences of being one of the youngest but best contortionists in the world. She has had the chance to appear on quite a few TV shows in Russia recently.

Some of her accomplishments include:

  • Finalist of the show with Maxim Galkin “Best of All 2016” on the first channel
  • Finalist of the body of the project “Blue Bird 2017” on channel “Russia 1”
  • Finalist of the TV show “Blue Bird: The Last Bogatyr 2018” on channel “Russia 1”
  • Grand Prix “of the All-Russian circus competition” Parade of Stars 2017 “, which was held in the Tula State Circus
  • The winner of the team game” 100 to one “on the channel” Russia 1 “
  • Participant of the” Blue Fire 2018 “on the channel” Russia 1 “
  • The heroine of the children’s transfer “Good morning, kids” on the channel “Carousel”.
  • Multiple winner of regional, regional, all-Russian and international competitions.

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/varya.gordeeva/

VK: https://vk.com/varvaragibkay

(These Answers were translated using Google Translate)

How long have done contortion for?

We have been engaged in contortion for two years.

How did you start contortion?

After a small performance in 2015, Varvara began to engage in contortion

How often do you train and for how long?

Training every day for 4-5 hours.

What is your favourite contortion move/trick?

There is no answer to this question

What has been your best contortion experience?

Every performance is an enjoyable experience for us

What is your ultimate contortion goal/dream?

Varvara wants to become the most flexible in the world and perform around the world at the best venues. Varvara even dreams of becoming an actress and starring in the film in the main role.

 

Q&A With Anna Vladi

I recently had the opportunity to talk with Anna Vladi, she’s an amazing Russian Contortionist who now resides in the USA. Photos of her amazing skills are available on http://www.zlata.de and http://www.flexshow.com

https://www.instagram.com/annavladiii/

Here are her responses.

How long have done contortion for?

15 years

How did you start contortion?

I started contortion when I went to circus studio.

How often do you train and for how long?

I don’t have a specific training schedule, Time to time. When I need or when I’m in the mood I’ll train.

What is your favourite contortion move/trick?

My favourite move is a backbend

What has been your best contortion experience?

All my contortionist experiences are unique and so I don’t have a best experience.

What is your ultimate contortion goal/dream?

To have a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

Q&A With Amazing Contortionist Anastasiya Alekseyeva

I asked my friend Anastasiya Alekseyeva from Russia who now lives in Germany. She’s worked quite a few different countries and worked on board ADIA cruise ships. Photos of her incredible skills are available at http://nastya.flex-mania.net/index.htmlhttp://www.collection.flex-mania.net/Preview/preview.php

How long have done contortion for?

5 years

How did you start contortion?

Trained at the circus academy in Kiev

How often do you train and for how long?

Trains 5 days a week for 1.5 hours a day

What is your favourite contortion move/trick?

Doesn’t have a favourite trick/move but her splits and flexibility is incredible

What has been your best contortion experience?

Has performed on cruise ships, all over Germany and in Kiev.

What is your ultimate contortion goal/dream?

Doesn’t have a specific contortion goal/dream.