The term contortion (Latin contortio, turn, turn ') describes a form of acrobatics performances in which the artist turned his body into positions or bend, which seem to be out of reach for most people. Contortion is often part of a circus contortionist Nummer.Ein, also called contortionist, is thus an acrobat who can be extremely bend his body due to years of training. In general, contortionists have an unusually high natural Agility, which is then further enhanced by special gymnastic exercises.