Contortion Workshop

with Max Beecher


This workshop, led by professional contortionist Max Beecher, is designed for practitioners of all levels.  Covering basic to intermediate techniques of mobility training with an emphasis on safe and sustainable long-term practice. For acrobats, dancers, yogis or anyone interested in how mobility training can be incorporated into their movement practice. This workshop is a great first stepping-stone toward the basic elements of contortion.  

Covered in this workshop

  • Thorough full body warm up to allow for greater range of movement.

  • Unlocking mobility through working with the whole body and understanding its unexpected connections, e.g. – how forward bends develop thoracic mobility and hip openers develop backbends.

  • How to progress to the basic elements of contortion and safe ways to train for backbends, over-splits and chest-stands.

  • Supplementary conditioning exercises for long term, safe training.

  • Working on under-trained areas, including upper back and neck mobility.

  • Assessment and advice for your individual body with a view to how you might develop your movement practice.

About Max

Max is a professional contortionist. Over the last fourteen years Max has performed widely, including in traditional circuses, contemporary circus and theatre, and cabaret. Max has developed his practice through years of dedicated training, with a focus on technique. As a workshop leader and trainer, he wants to dispel the misperception that contortion is an innate ability, and help people to understand the capabilities of their bodies and unlock what they can do. 

Date & time - Saturday 19th October 2019 at 1pm

Cost: £65 per person

Early bird discounted price of £55 available until 28th September with code EARLYBIRD10 at checkout.