Contortionist Desiree

Circus Entertainment,Contortionist
Contortionist Desiree
Reasons to book this ACT
  • Elegant & beguiling contortion act from the roaring times of the flapperGorgeously dressed contortion Queen with simultaneous Fan Dance

  • Gorgeously dressed contortion Queen with simultaneous Fan Dance

  • Brings something theatrical to the traditional idea of contortion

  • Performed throughout Europe, Asia and the United States

  • Based in London & available to perform at events worldwide

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Contortionist Desireé was born and grew up in Norway. She competed in gymnastic and rhythmical gymnastic before she moved to London to study dance at London Contemporary Dance School and Laban Centre for Movement and Dance. Since then she has had a successful career as a circus performer and a contemporary dancer touring throughout Europe, Asia and the United States working with, amongst others, Yolande Snaith Theatre Dance, S.O.A.P. Dance Theatre Frankfurt, The Flying Dudes, The Wrong Size, Bolli Darling and Cirque du Soleil. 

Desireé TWIST show is an elegant and beguiling contortion act from the roaring times of the flapper.

Drawing on Desiree’s background as a contemporary dancer and a yogi, she brings something theatrical to the traditional idea of contortion.  The result is “TWIST”! – An elegantly costumed feather fantasia, - a rare exhibition of human flexibility.

Desireé fabulous range of skills includes:

Aerial Work
Trapeze: static, doubles and flying
Silks
Abseiling, Rappelling
Webspin
Hoop

Ground-based skills
Stilts: 90cm, 120cm
Contortionist - Advanced Yoga poses
Contemporary Dance : 10 years professional experience
Gymnastics : tumbling, beam, double bar and horse. All at competitive level
Rhythmical Gymnastic : ribbon, ball, rope, hoops, clubs. All at competitive level
Partnering work : contact improvisation, Argentinean tango, swing, acrobatic balancing, pas de deux
Martial Arts : aikido and t'ai chi ch'uan
Cheerleading, Ice-skating, Skiing
Underwater experience: filming in tank with oxygen

“Refined contortion poses, gorgeously costumed, superbly performed, elaborated staged- a rare exhibition of human flexibility.”
Charlie Holland, Director of the Circus Space

“Comely Contortion Queen with simultaneous Fan Dance, a rare opportunity to witness this Beautifully Presented Impossible Feat”.
The Flash Monkey

“Desiree returns with her stylish contortion number, Twist. Gorgeously dressed in a white-fringed flapper costume, accessorized with white ostrich-feather fans, she elegantly performs unusual yoga-inspired poses.”
The Stage, Liz Arratoon