Heck, sometime the chips they carry are so large that you have to be a contortionist to avoid knocking them over.
And perhaps from yoga, or more likely from an innate lack of ligaments, he has acquired the flexibility of a contortionist .
In the way he played with our sense both of being a body and having a body, the contortionist seemed a kind of mystic.
The musclemen who balance each other upside down on their shoulders; the acrobat who spins inside a hoop; the contortionist packed into a suitcase: these are the things that draw the audience applause.
You'd need to be a contortionist to handle that manipulation of body, head and base of body.
He shoots portraits of whatever speaks to him - from a contortionist to a fast food worker, from the disabled to a young patriot, his work is about ordinary Americans leading ordinary lives, yet there is something awry.
The company is five people - a contortionist , a dancer, an acrobat, an opera singer/actress, and a dancer/actor.
There are six feet of standing headroom and sufficient room, with the door closed, to change clothes without feeling like a contortionist .
‘We did one painting of a contortionist that basically serves as the icon for the whole thing,’ says Wasserman.
In another work, a cabaret contortionist smokes a cigarette and reads a book in an improbable state of repose.