January 28 – 30

Weekend Immersion: Contortion

About this Immersion

Expand your active range of motion, skills, and transitions! We’ll start with an active flex warm-up for the legs and back, and then develop skills such as legscales, levers, inversions, and backbends. On the second and third day, we’ll combine those skills in a unique sequence using creative transitions.



Early Bird Discount:
Get the special $325 early bird price if you register before January 7th!

Ariana Ferber-Carter

18 & up (or permission of instructor)

Friday: 4 – 7:30 pm
Saturday: 12:30 – 3 pm & 3:30- 5 pm;
Sunday: 9:30 am – 1 pm

You do not have to be a contortionist to attend, though contortionists are welcome, of course! Participants should be able to push up to a bridge from the floor, finishing with straight arms. Splits are not required. If you have a current back injury, we recommend that you heal before participating. Please bring headphones for creative sessions.


Ariana Ferber-Carter debuted with Circus Smirkus, going on to specialize in contortion at New England Center for Circus Arts and San Francisco Circus Center. She has performed with Circus Bella, Celebrity Cruises, Nimble Arts, Six Flags, Worlds of Fun, Quixotic, and Aerheart. She teaches online with Kansas City Aerial Arts and can be reached on Instagram via her profile @ariana.contortion.

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