Acts

Kimtortion has performed a variety of circus acts throughout her circus career, most significantly her incredible solo contortion acts. Kimtortion also performs aerial acts such as trapeze, lyra and triple straps. Being a qualified rigger allows Kimtortion to set up her own equipment for her aerial performances. Below is a list of Kimtortion’s most popular acts. These can be performed in their original form, or can be tailored to fit the theme and atmosphere of your event and venue. Kimtortion is also available for roving performance as a more ambient addition to your event. Enquiries about custom acts are welcome. See the contact page to book the incredible Kimtortion today! All prices available upon request.

 

Kimtortion’s most popular act showcases her incredible ability to bend her body in ways guaranteed to take your breath away. You will be amazed at Kimtortion’s strength and agility, and her ability to smile playfully as she performs bone-bending maneuvers, each one more shocking than the one before! Whether you want a strictly circus style routine, a vintage version, a teasing burlesque act, or even a dark circus performance in the style of Tom Waits, Kimtortion has a contortion act to suit you. All versions of this act are approximately five minutes long. As this act is ground based, it is best viewed on a stage or from elevated seating. For more information about the burlesque version of this act, scroll down.

 

This is an amazing two-person act that Kimtortion has performed in many different styles. It is this act in its traditional form that Kimtortion performs as part of Circus Joseph Ashton. In all its interpretations, Rag Doll Contortion features Kimtortion as a Rag Doll or similar inanimate character, that is pulled from a box or suitcase and manipulated by a second person, with unbelievable and often hysterical results.  You will not conceive that Kimtortion is human, with the usual audience response suspecting they are witnessing something remote controlled! Whether you want a fun ragtime Rag Doll act suitable for all ages, or an edgier version (such as Kimtortion as a Frankenstein-esque robot/human hybrid created by a mad scientist) when you want an unbelievable display of this special style of contortion, look no further! All versions of this act are approximately five minutes long. As this act is ground based, it is best viewed on a stage or from elevated seating.

  

This act combines the skills of contortion and hand balancing with dance, to create a playful number in the style of cabaret, vaudeville and burlesque. Choose from the burlesque variety of this act, or a classic cabaret, circus-based version, in accordance with your event. Kimtortion’s chair acts can provide a useful alternative to her classic, ground-based contortion acts where visibility is an issue. This act runs for approximately five minutes. For more information about the burlesque version of this act, scroll down.

 

Be astonished as you witness Kimtortion take her contortion skills to the air as she spins and bends on the lyra (also known as the aerial hoop). The Lyra beautifully frames Kimtortion’s strength, flexibility, and elegance, as she performs routines in her famously unique style. This act runs for four to six minutes, and is extremely versatile. For example, it can be performed as an artistic display, a playful burlesque act, a traditional circus style act, and is also perfect as an ambient installation. See the Burlesque Act section for more details on the burlesque version of Lyra.

 

Kimtortion’s static trapeze act displays her ability to effortlessly perform staggering feats with infinite grace and style. The trapeze is static as Kimtortion  bends, twists, and occasionally drops from underneath, above, and around the bar. This act generally runs for four to six minutes, and is extremely adaptable. For example, it can be artistic, dramatic, or character based, a playful burlesque act or a traditional circus style act; or why not have Kimtortion perform a version of this act in accordance with the theme of your event? Kimtortion’s trapeze is also perfect as an ambient installation. See the Burlesque Act section for more details on the burlesque version of this act. 

 

This unique aerial act comprises three black aerial slings rigged close together, allowing Kimtortion to be suspended and create amazing shapes in the air. Originally performed to the music of Kimtortion’s own composition, this act suits an artistic atmosphere, and venue/location suitable for rigging. The act is approximately five minutes in length, however, this aerial setup also works well as an ambient installation of longer duration.

 

 

Kimtortion performs classic burlesque acts geared towards elegance and glamour, as well as burlesque acts that incorporate circus arts and dance. Whether you are looking for a graceful dance act, a classic bump and grind, a showgirl act, a comedic or character-based act, a vintage style tribute, or a burlesque/circus hybrid, Kimtortion has all of this and more! Before running away to join the circus, Kimtortion had undertaken more than twelve years of dance training. This dance experience, her circus skills, and even Kimtortion’s perfomance degree and music study, make her a talented and versatile performer. As well as solo acts, Kimtortion also performs group burlesque acts with fellow performers from Sugar Blue Burlesque, including dance acts such as the Charleston, group fan dances, chorus lines, Can-Can’s and other group choreographies. Visit www.sugarblueburlesque.com for more details. Below is a list of a few of Kimtortion’s most popular solo burlesque acts. No acts contain full nudity but most incorporate elements of striptease, to varying and negotiable degrees! Custom burlesque acts are also available upon request. To book Kimtortion for burlesque, contact Sugar Blue Burlesque: info@sugarblueburlesque.com

 

Kimtortion’s most popular act showcases her incredible ability to bend her body in ways guaranteed to take your breath away. You will be amazed at Kimtortion’s strength and agility, and her ability to smile playfully as she perfoms bone-bending manouevers, each one more shocking than the one before! All versions of this act are approximately five minutes long. Kimtortion’s burlesque contortion acts are performed to vintage jazz music, in vintage-style costumes, and often include striptease. As this act is ground based, it is best viewed on a stage or from elevated seating.

 

Watch as Kimtortion’s endless legs open the clam to reveal herself inside the shell. As pretty as a picture, this stunning act takes place entirely within the clam shell which creates a gorgeous frame for Kimtortion’s exquisite lines. Draped in pearls and diamantes, Kimtortion contorts and poses before standing and removing clothing to finish Boticelli style! 

 

In the footsteps of Lili St Cyr, Kimtortion’s rendition of the bath act is pure glamour! With a saucy French maid at her aid, Kimtortion disrobes and enters the bubble bath shaded by her gown. Showing off those endless legs of hers, Kimtortion bathes, performing a classic striptease of conceal and ‘almost’ reveal. As she dries herself off, she lets the towel slip! Approximately three minutes in length, this act is most often performed to a 1950s version of the tune “I’m Forever Blowing Bubbles”.

 

Now, you have probably seen tap dancing before, and you may have also seen a contortion act before, but I bet you haven’t seen them at the same time! Be stunned as Kimtortion shows off her impressive tapping skills, and be even more impressed when she goes on to display these skills whilst bent over backwards, running around her head, and more. You have to see it to believe it! This act runs for approximately 4 minutes and is stylistically reminiscent of vintage vaudeville and cabaret acts. A wooden floor is preferable for this act.

 

Kimtortion’s feather fan dances en pointe make use of her extensive dance training which, when combined with her poise, litheness and classic style, make witnessing one of Kimtortion’s gorgeous fan dances en pointe an unforgettable experience. Kimtortion performs this act with either red or white fans, with stunning costumes to match. 

 

In the style of war-time sailor pin-ups, this act incorporates vintage dance and contortion and is suitably cheesy! Watch as Kimtortion prepares to join the Navy and salutes the audience as she bids them farewell. A charming cheesecake number not to be missed. Ahoy! Act runs for approximately 4 minutes.

 

This act combines the skills of contortion and hand balancing with dance, to create a playful number in the style of cabaret, vaudeville and burlesque. A popular version of this act, entitled ‘Mandy Goes to Med School’ starts off with Kimtortion in a lab coat and ends in lingerie and pasties! This act runs for approximately five minutes.

 

Kimtortion’s burlesque Rag Doll is based on the traditional circus contortion act. This involves a second person pulling a Rag Doll (Kimtortion) out of a box and manipulating them, producing unbelievable results. The burlesque version of this act spices up the original format. For example, one version contains a ‘naughty nurse’ as the manipulator, and Kimtortion as a sick girl who is faint, and hot (who hence needs to take off her clothes!) In other versions, Kimtortion is a half-human half-robot created by a scientist who becomes shocked when Kimtortion comes to life and scares him off by attempting to seduce him! As this act is ground based, it is best viewed on a stage or from elevated seating.

  

Kimtortion takes her ever astonishing contortion skills to the air as she spins and bends on the lyra (also known as the aerial hoop). The Lyra beautifully frames Kimtortion’s strength, grace, and flexibility, as she performs routines in her famously unique style. This act runs for approximately four to six minutes. A popular version of this act is Kimtortion’s ‘Bird Lyra’ routine to the classic tune ‘Paper Moon’ in a yellow feather costume. However this act is also incredibly versatile. It can be playful and cute, graceful… it can even be a saucy aerial striptease! Venue/location must be suitable for rigging. 

 

In the spirit of the famous 1896 disrobing act, Kimtortion performs a static trapeze act incorporating amazing circus feats and striptease! This act runs approximately five minutes. Venue/location must be suitable for rigging.