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Jonathan Nosan

Jonathan Nosan - 5.0 out of 5 based on 5 votes

Contortionist Extraordinaire

Whether covered in 5,000 glass mirrors or nearly nothing at all, his extreme strength and flexibility drops jaws the world over.  Galas, film, television and print have savored his suppleness.  Want a real treat? Eat up his duet with Anna Venizelos: two great tastes...

Originally from Mt. Pleasant Michigan, Jonathan’s flexibility is not natural. He was simply well trained.

After graduating U.C. Berkeley in Asian Studies and Geography he was awarded a Fulbright to Japan to conduct research toward his PhD in Design of Sacred Space of New Religious Movements. His second research year was spent in a wood cabin with an outhouse in the Northwest Mountains of Kyoto. It was during that year he changed course from academics to acrobatics after seeing a Chinese Contortionist in Nagasaki and a Canadian Clown in Tokyo.

Unable to touch his toes at 22, Nosan moved to London for a year of physical theater and circus training, then three years as a contortion student of Mr. Lu Yi at the San Francisco Circus Centre.

Jonathan moved to Manhattan in 1998 and has since developed a unique performance and teaching style. His work has been featured in film, fashion, television/commercials and on stage. 2010 brought the premier of his performemoirt piece BAGABONES, 2013+ original cast of the spiegeltent spectacular LIMBO, and is now going back to the future . He is president of Acroback, a performance design firm catering to international galas and events.

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