The side show--the outside on the side feature of every circus--was the first place visited, and consisted of less than the usual number of attractions, except to those (of the male persuasion) who loosened up an extra quarter to visit a little side tent to see the final gyrations of the hoo-chie-koo-chie dance, which consists of a number of unseemly and suggestive contortions
by the loose-jointed female, with little more than her modesty to cover her, and a scant supply at that.
The youngsters will be appearing in a skipping display and showing off their acrobatic and contortion
It is in this latter work, in fact, that the overlap of Eros and Thanatos, perhaps Roberts's main interest, puts in its most overt appearance: This seat is designed for pleasure, for life, but like the all-too-similar electric chair, it seems an instrument of lethal contortion
The performances reflect Chinese arts, like contortion
and Wu-Shu, which is Chinese Kung Fu."
Each kind of contortion
absorbs a certain wavelength of light, taking particular bites out of a broad band of ultraviolet radiation to produce the distinctive peaks and valleys of its absorption spectrum.
is given a name - the hotdog, the hamburger and the eye-watering G-string.
Chris, 28, from And-over, said: "It's impossible to get into the car without a bit of contortion
and difficult to get out in a hurry.
I accept those high extensions as a special means of choreographic expression; others think of them as aberrant contortions
. Well, pointe work was once an aberrant contortion
Morellet's present most notably involves the formal contortion
of the number [pi].
Benjamin wishes us to bear the kn owledge--that is, demands of his words that each bears the pain of perceiving--that each thing given to us appears not only through the work of endless others but through a contortion
in what should count as work.
Ellis Wood's incorporation of gymnastic flexibility and contortion
heightened the drama of her dancing, particularly in her duet with Carla Rudiger, Violent Silence.
It belongs to another, more idiosyncratic genre, a genre of aesthetically various works that nevertheless embody a single contortion
: make an artwork that blasts everything away, and you're still left with the art you've done the blasting with.