A picture is worth 1,000 words ...
The 2016 International Contortion Convention is just around the corner! If the $355 General Registration fee and travel to fabulous Las Vegas are not in the cards this year, many of the sessions will be streamed live for the first time! The ICC takes place every two years, alternating between Europe and Las Vegas, USA.
I don't know about you, but I'm definitely excited :)))
I am a bit of a history buff, so here is a quote from the website. Or, go and see for yourself: http://www.iccconvention.com/.
"The first International Contortion Convention was held in 1998 near Dresden/Germany. The idea was to support, promote and preserve the beautiful art of contortion, which in those days was not half as popular as it is today. 7 ICCs later its perception has totally changed. Now there are huge entertainment companies such as Cirque du Soleil who have contortion acts in nearly each show production."
"The person behind the idea and the producer & organizer of the International Contortion Conventions is Ska von Schöning CEO of Showbiz Ska von Schöning and CGN Media artist management & productions/ Cologne Germany."
"Famous Artists of the genre contortion, just as New Comers, Young Talents, Coaches and Fans from all over the world are getting together in a turn of 2 years to celebrate the art of contortion and flexibility including yoga and the recently added very popular acrobatic pole dance."