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Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Kelly & Michael: Big Apple Circus Contortionist Elayne Kramer

by Loren DiBlasi
from:  recapo.com
Nov 20, 2012
Elayne Kramer: Contortion Performance
To celebrate the brand new Big Apple Circus show at New York’s Lincoln Center, Kelly and Michael welcomed talented cast member Elayne Kramer. Elayne is a contortionist who will truly blow your mind. She performed a short routine for the audience, using only her body and a raised platform. Elayne can balance and bend herself into a full, 360 degree human circle. It truly appears as if she has no bones in her body. I hope she has a good chiropractor!
Elayne Kramer: Sixth Generation Circus Performer
Elayne finished her performance, but didn’t abandon her positions for her interview with Kelly and Michael. Before she spoke, she asked, “can I get into position for the interview?” and then rested on her forearms with her legs bent over her head (surprisingly, she looked very comfortable).

Kelly asked Elayne, “were you born without bones?” Elayne revealed that she is actually a sixth generation circus performer. She isn’t double jointed, but has been been a practicing contortionist since she was four years old. Her first big performance was at the age of seven
Big Apple Circus: Legendarium at Lincoln Center
 The Big Apple Circus, a New York tradition since 1977, is now in its 35th season. This year’s new show at Lincoln Center is called Legendarium. Elayne said that there are many amazing new acts, and she highly recommends every go see it. This year’s theme is very special to the Big Apple Circus; Legendarium is all about the history of how the circus first began.
 Kelly asked if Elayne could teach the hosts a few of her tricks. And while they couldn’t do much– at least, not without a doctor standing by– they could help Elayne get into one of her finishing poses.
 You can see Elayne Kramer and more talented performers in Legendarium, running until January 13 2013.

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