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Julie, Daria and Natasha are a trio of teen performers in Cirque du Soleil's traveling show KOOZA. These young performers not only contort their bodies into seemingly impossible shapes, they can also hold them there for several minutes at a time! Sixteen-year-old Daria says anyone can do contortion. "With a lot of practice time, of course," she says.

Watch this teen trio's incredible routine.Watch

Sixteen-year-old Julie agrees but says their previous training did help. "We started out doing gymnastics, and we worked on contortion, which is a lot of flexibility work and strength mixed with different movements and choreography,"she says.
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FROM: Oprah's Search for the World's Smartest and Most Talented Kids
Published on November 17, 2008

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