Twisted Tales

This is the story of Otgo reaching for the rare treat of success that seemed almost impossible as any challenge could have overtaken her.

Twisted Tales

Author: Otgo Waller

Publisher: Balboa Press

ISBN: 1504378628

Page: 196

View: 165

At age seven, Otgo first fell in love with the beautiful art form that is contortion; and since then, she has never changed her mind. Throughout her life, her goal of being one of the top contortionists has not been a smooth journey. From the grasp of a socialist country, she escaped a morose childhood and transformed herself into a world famous performer. This is the story of Otgo reaching for the rare treat of success that seemed almost impossible as any challenge could have overtaken her. Since she was armed with intense devotion to her success, contortion saved her life and gifted Otgo with many opportunities.

The Art of Contortionism An Introduction to and Analysis of Chinese Contortionism in a Historical Political and Social Context

This research study proposes an introduction to the performance art form contortion by examining its theories and functions throughout the 20th and 21st century.

The Art of Contortionism  An Introduction to and Analysis of Chinese Contortionism in a Historical  Political and Social Context

Author: Mariam Ala-Rashi M. a.

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781092234986

Page: 70

View: 497

This research study proposes an introduction to the performance art form contortion by examining its theories and functions throughout the 20th and 21st century. It considers themes such as the appropriation of contortionism during the golden age of Hollywood and discusses definition issues between contortionism and other disciplines with body flexibility, such as gymnastics and yoga. By examining the genesis of contortionism in ancient China, it aims to explore parallels between the origins of Chinese contortionism and the establishment of Chinese acrobatics. It offers points of discussion regarding the political use of contortionism in socialist China and the development and institutionalisation of acrobatic troupes since the founding of the People's Republic of China in 1949. Lastly, it draws upon a Foucauldian perspective by examining the parallels between the Western training of soldiers during the 17th and 18th century, and methods of traditional Chinese acrobatic training in the 21st century. This research study aims to position the art of contortionism in scholarly literature, to open up this valuable field for future discussion and research, and as contribution to a better understanding of this art form for current and future contortion practitioners.

No More Letting Go

THE ART OF CONTORTION -I-RAPPED IN THE ALCOHOLIC SYSTEM,
everyone scrambles to find safety. As Tennessee Williams said, “It's almost as if
you were frantically constructing another world \vhile the \vorld that you live in
dissolves ...

No More Letting Go

Author: Debra Jay

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN: 0307418251

Page: 336

View: 399

“Detachment” has been the standard message of most addiction literature for the last twenty years. The conventional wisdom offered to an addict’s loved ones has been to let the addict “hit bottom” before intervening. Now intervention specialist Debra Jay challenges this belief and offers a bold new approach to treating addiction that provides a practical and spiritual lifeline to families struggling with alcohol or drug abuse. In No More Letting Go, Jay argues that the traditional advice of “letting go” too often destroys both the addict and the family physically, emotionally, and spiritually. Jay contends that addiction is everybody’s business–not just the addict’s–and addiction doesn’t have the right to trump the welfare of a family. In short, highly accessible chapters written with warmth, understanding, and compassion, Jay weaves together philosophical and religious thought; new science on the brain function of an addict; the physical and psychological impact of addiction on family members; and poignant, real-life family stories. No More Letting Go is a powerful, informative guide that provides comfort, hope, and practical advice to anyone affected by a family member’s addiction.

Science of Flexibility

CONTORTIONISM Contortionism is the art of manipulating the body parts in feats
of extreme suppleness and skill . The art was present in virtually all ancient
civilizations . The earliest recordings of contortionists , in the form of sculpture ...

Science of Flexibility

Author: Michael J. Alter

Publisher: Human Kinetics

ISBN: 9780736048989

Page: 355

View: 767

Based on the latest research, this revised & updated edition includes detailed illustrations throughout & an expanded section of scholarly & professional references.

The Hermaphroditic Contortionist

It was a whimsical process at best, similar to the art of weather prediction for the
great American plains. However, being an English major, and having read the
majority of what are revered as the classics of literature, Leslie was able to
conjure ...

The Hermaphroditic Contortionist

Author: D. L. Mangles

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1524685364

Page: 484

View: 778

The genre of this literary work may be too easily described as an adventure novel, but it would be more accurate to categorize it as a philosophical adventure. The main character is seeking redemption for a past mistake and also trying to find a lost premise that was omitted from our Constitution. Not only do I challenge the prevailing jurisprudence of victimless crimes, but I also redefine the role of our government, as I believe our founding fathers thought it should be. For those who wish an end to our Leviathan bureaucracy, an end to political action groups or lobbyists, and an end to the search for a just tax, this is the book for you to read. The main character has been called upon to repay an old debt of honor. While he readily acquiesces, repaying this marker plunges him into his friends world of smuggling marijuana.

The Path of Modern Yoga

6 (“We all start off being contortionists,” he maintains, “doing a lot of wiggling,
twisting and squirming in the cradle and getting acquainted with our new bodies.”
7) As the art of the Egyptian, Greek, Roman, medieval, and Renaissance eras ...

The Path of Modern Yoga

Author: Elliott Goldberg

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1620555689

Page: 512

View: 314

A history of yoga’s transformation from sacred discipline to exercise program to embodied spiritual practice • Identifies the origin of exercise yoga as India’s response to the mania for exercise sweeping the West in the early 20th century • Examines yoga’s transformations through the lives and accomplishments of 11 key figures, including Sri Yogendra, K. V. Iyer, Louise Morgan, Krishnamacharya, Swami Sivananda, Indra Devi, and B. K. S. Iyengar • Draws on more than 10 years of research from rare primary sources and includes 99 illustrations In The Path of Modern Yoga, Elliott Goldberg shows how yoga was transformed from a sacred practice into a health and fitness regime for middle-class Indians in the early 20th century and then gradually transformed over the course of the 20th century into an embodied spiritual practice--a yoga for our times. Drawing on more than 10 years of research from rare primary sources as well as recent scholarship, Goldberg tells the sweeping story of modern yoga through the remarkable lives and accomplishments of 11 key figures: six Indian yogis (Sri Yogendra, Swami Kuvalayananda, S. Sundaram, T. Krishnamacharya, Swami Sivananda, and B. K. S. Iyengar), an Indian bodybuilder (K. V. Iyer), a rajah (Bhavanarao Pant Pratinidhi), an American-born journalist (Louise Morgan), an Indian diplomat (Apa Pant), and a Russian-born yogi trained in India (Indra Devi). The author places their achievements within the context of such Western trends as the physical culture movement, the commodification of exercise, militant nationalism, jazz age popular entertainment, the quest for youth and beauty, and 19th-century New Age religion. In chronicling how the transformation of yoga from sacred discipline to exercise program allowed for the creation of an embodied spiritual practice, Goldberg presents an original, authoritative, provocative, and illuminating interpretation of the history of modern yoga.

The Art of England

For these , and all the other letters of the alphabet in that central Benedictine
school at the period in question , were composed of nothing else but packs of
white dogs , jumping , with more contortion of themselves than has been
contrived even ...

The Art of England

Author: John Ruskin

Publisher: Sunnyside, Kent: George Allen

ISBN:

Page: 203

View: 611

A Complete Practical Guide to the Art of Dancing

The body must constantly preserve its proper position , without the least
contortion , well adjusted to the steps ; while the ... Notwithstanding its antiquity ,
this art , so eminently rational , has been considered as a trifling superfluity ,
which might ...

A Complete Practical Guide to the Art of Dancing

Author: Thomas Hillgrove

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 237

View: 478

New York dancing master Hillgrove acknowledges that he has "availed himself of all the books from which he might elicit any valuable information." Indeed, very little of the manual is original. Divided into six parts, Hillgrove's manual discusses the benefits of dance, dress, deportment and etiquette in the ballroom and the supper room. The second part focuses on positions of the feet and bows and courtesies, and provides exercises for the feet and legs. The third and fourth parts discuss the quadrille and provide many figures; the fifth part is devoted to round dances such as the waltz, polka, schottisch, galop, and polka mazurka. The last section focuses on more quadrille figures and other group dances such as the "Virginia Reel," "Money Musk," and "College Hornpipe."

Canadian National Magazine

... along with two - year - old Sonny Cormier , son of CNR policeman Tony
Cormier , gave an exhibition of the art of contortion and muscle control . Miss
Barbara Alcorn , Mount Allison Conservatory of Mu . sic , sang three solos
accompanied by ...

Canadian National Magazine

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page:

View: 922

Acts of Contortion

Winner of the 2002 Brittingham Prize in Poetry, this collection explores the gestures of hurtfulness and compassion.

Acts of Contortion

Author: Anna Meek

Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press

ISBN: 9780299182649

Page: 68

View: 805

Winner of the 2002 Brittingham Prize in Poetry, this collection explores the gestures of hurtfulness and compassion. Whether set in a shelter for battered women, in the midst of a political demonstration, or at the centre of an orchestra, the poems pursue the place of language in an injurous world.

Internet and World Wide Web Simplified

COM : 80 / pages / anagram . html The Contortion Home Page - Microsoft Internet
Explorer Eile Edit View Go Favorites Help CHP The Contortion Home Page
Photo Library Literature & Training This page is dedicated to the beautiful art of ...

Internet and World Wide Web Simplified

Author: Paul Whitehead

Publisher: Visual

ISBN: 9780764560293

Page: 223

View: 865

Getting on to the Internet is still not easy and, once there, visitors discover an incredibly rich but complex and diverse world. Maran teaches beginners everything they need to know to take advantage of this powerful medium.

The art journal London

Movement , action , contortion , these are the valued qualities of French
contemporary art that deal with the material of classic grace . No figure must be
still and quiet , for then the painter would have no chance of discovering his
wonderful ...

The art journal London

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page:

View: 358

Hobbies

WOR JOANNE CIRCUSIANA VEPOS KUN Ceres JUMBO SH UDN UURT Custo
Contortionists Are His Hobby By A. MORTON ... From his vast store of information
on benders , he plans to write a book on the art and its principal devotees .

Hobbies

Author: Otto C. Lightner

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page:

View: 877

Roman and Medieval Art

In the relief from Chiusi ( 6 ) the exaggeration and contortion of the attitudes
distinctively Etruscan , although the general conception of the art shows FIG . 7. -
ETRUSCAN BRONZE STATUETTE . Greek traditions . A MARS . British Museum
 ...

Roman and Medieval Art

Author: William Henry Goodyear

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 242

View: 336

Olmec Art of Ancient Mexico

National Gallery of Art (U.S.) Elizabeth P. Benson, Beatriz de la Fuente, Marcia
Castro-Leal. APPENDIX 1 Olmec ... This limestone sculpture is worked in low
relief showing a common theme in Olmec art : the contortionist . The predominant
 ...

Olmec Art of Ancient Mexico

Author: National Gallery of Art (U.S.)

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 288

View: 326

Fourteen Olmec specialists discuss not only the works of art but also the many recent finds, that provide insights into Mexico's most ancient culture, as well as its cultural history, cosmology, and daily life. Colour photos. Quarto.

The Heritage of Apelles

Studies in the Art of the Renaissance Ernst Hans Gombrich. classical prototypes ,
we soon ... this artificiality , one may surmise , that accounts for the fame of the
work , for this degree of contortion is rare in ancient art . On classical sarcophagi
 ...

The Heritage of Apelles

Author: Ernst Hans Gombrich

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 250

View: 391