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The Gala Shows Page 3 - International Contortion Convention Las Vegas 2011

Fugazi - a famous act by Stephan Choiniere and Angelina Puzanova. These shots were frame-grabs from my video (watch on Youtube; also see Tige Young's video). Overall, it was my favourite act at the whole Convention, because of its great dramatic qualities and highly expressive presentation.


We were very privileged to see this renowned act, created by Stephan Choiniere of the duo "Body2Body". It has been seen in over 1000 shows of Zumanity (Cirque du Soleil). Stephan is a world-class acrobatic dancer and aerial artist, and is also a scholarship NCAA gymnast, circus act choreographer, stunt man, and model. As a 10 year veteran and principal performer with Anti-Gravity, Stephan has appeared in The Metropolitan Opera House, Madison Square Garden, Radio City Music Hall for MTV's Video Music Awards, as well as performing nightly at the award ceremonies of the 2002 Olympic Winter Games in Salt Lake City.


Nina Burri from Berne (Switzerland) arrived to us fresh from her triumph of coming second in "Switzerland's Got Talent", where she performed "Goldeneye" which she performed for us too (watch on Youtube).  A great act and a great performer!

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