A CLEAVER CONTORTIONIST! Wanderful find of the week!
Walking through the buzzing streets of Cape Town you can expect to find some staggering surprises around every corner! This week our team stumbled across a rather curious talent that left everyone watching stunned!
His name is Lutha Vedasto, a contortionist from Tanzania. Now in case you are unsure what I mean by “contortionist” he fits himself into ridiculously tiny spaces by bending his body into positions and poses I would never dream of ever attempting! To say he is "impressive" is an outrageous understatement! He is remarkably talented!
THE BEGINNINGS OF CONTORTIONISM.
Did you know contortion originated in China? According to Chinese history, contortionism originated during the Western Zhou Dynasty. Buddhists also incorporated contortion into their Cham dances and the Hindu doctrine of yoga has similar expressions of contortion throughout their daily meditation and yoga practices. Modern contortionism is now found all over the world however mainly developed in the Russian circus industry.
LUTHA, THE MAN OF OUTRAGEOUS TALENT!
Lutha is not only a contortionist, he has many mystifying talents he perfected over time as a performing act for the McLaren Circus. After witnessing him bend and flex his body into shapes and forms we cannot explain, he continued to wow us as he swallowed fire and playfully spun a wheel, that’s right, a wheel, on his hip!
Meeting Lutha was an unexpected, magical encounter that left us bewildered and in awe of his extraordinary talent!
Today you can find Lutha wowing crowds in Big Bay, Melkbosstrand, Stellenbosch, and even Simon’s Town!
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