Presentation

Nothing predisposed Alexandre Astruc alias Nestor to the circus arts and in particular the contortion. After engineering studies, he started practising contortion at 23 years old. It is the beginning of a passion. A second passion : handbalance, will appear one year later during the discovery of the circus school Les Noctambules.

He was trained in the contortion by Ericka Maury-Lascoux from the famous french contortion duo Les Mandragores and to handstand by Kim Langlet. He also got betters following workshops from other teachers as : Yulya Mihailova (contortionist/handbalancer from Cirque du soleil), Claude Victoria, Yuval Ayalon and Wei-Wei Liu from Beijing Circus…

To dedicate himself entirely to his passion, he stopped his engineer job in 2016. Since, his desire to discover and to explore this new world push him to work in environments as various as the street circus, the theater, the nightclubs…; and to open himself to other disciplines: hand to hand, aerial hoop…

Performances

“Nestor, an artist who will meet your requirements”

CUSTOMIZED PERFORMANCES

Performance places

  • Traditional circus

  • Street circus

  • Cabarets

  • Events

Different possible contortion and handbalance performances

  • GROUND ACT OR HANDBALANCE CANES ACT

    • Détails : minimum height 3.5 m
    • Experiences : Clavel Theater (Paris), Méli-Mélo circus (Versailles), private party…
  • PARADE AND HANDBALANCE OR CONTORTION ON STREET FURNITURES

    • Examples of street furniture: bench, wall, barriers…
    • Parades : Carnival and christmas parades for the street circus company Théatre Iguane (Pontorson,…)
  • MODEL FOR BODY PAINTING

    • Details : make-up and warm-up in front of the public
    • Example : bodypainting and associated contortion act for the manga festival of Franconville (make-up artist Sophia Benomar)

TURNKEY CONTORTION AND HANDBALANCE PERFORMANCES

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♦ Examples of costumes used during performances for events (nightclub, bar, …)

♦ Examples of contortion and hand balances on street furniture and outside

REFERENCES

Théatre Iguane company

Clavel Theater

Cabaret Onirique

Bois-Midi company

Trois Coups l’Oeuvre company

Cirque Ovale company

Cherry’s Fizz Cabaret

Fantastic convention (Paris)

OTHER PROJECTS

PHOTO SHOOTING

© Nestor – contorsionniste 2017