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…
Different possible contortion and handbalance performances
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Act associated to body painting
Théatre Iguane company
Trois Coups l’Oeuvre company
Cirque Ovale company
Cherry’s Fizz Cabaret
Fantastic convention (Paris)
Photographer Mélanie Boucheny
© Nestor – contorsionniste 2017