Contortionist - Salary and Career
Circus performers (circus performers)

Contortionist - Career description, activities, functions and salary

They perform, alone or in groups, different types of representations, in a public show (circus, theater, street, television studio). They create numbers and present them on stage, using body techniques (acrobatics, balancing, juggling, illusionism, comedy, singing, dancing, pantomime) or animal training techniques.

How much does an Contortionist earn

A Contortionist earns between $0 and $0 per month, with an average monthly salary of $1.733 and a median salary of $1.800 according to an salary survey along with to data of professionals hired and fired by companies in the labor market.

Our research is based on the salaries of 3 professionals hired and dismissed by the period from 06/2021 to 05/2022 (last year).

Salary ranges for the Contortionist

Monthly Salary Annual Salary Salary Per Week Hourly Salary
Average wage 1.733 20.800 433 8
1º Quartile 0 0 0 0
Median Salary 1.800 21.600 450 8
3º Quartile 0 0 0 0
Higher Salary 0 0 0 0

Professional job categories

  • Middle level technicians
    • medium-level technicians in cultural, communications and sports services
      • popular arts artists and models
        • circus performers (circus performers)

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Main workplaces

Circus performers (circus performers) work is carried out in closed environments such as circus tents, theaters, TV studios, also outdoors and in vehicles, through salaried or autonomous work or by circus owners, in itinerant work, with rotation of shifts, in a individual and collective, under permanent supervision. It is common for the worker to have more than one occupation, which are defined by the set of skills: acrobat - makes variations of jumping on the ground, aerial - uses various movement and balance techniques in the air, contortionist - makes twisting and contortion movements of the body, animal tamer - trains and presents the animal, tightrope walker - balances objects, people and himself, magician - makes objects appear, disappears, moves objects, people, animals, using techniques of illusion, juggler - plays games with devices and objects and controls, clown - performs pantomimes, jokes and other comic acts, trapeze artist - performs jumps and evolutions with the body in the air, puppeteer.

What does it take to work in the field of Circus performers (circus performers)

These occupations are carried out by people who have developed circus skills. Training begins at an early age, when children learn a little of each art, in canvas circuses, organized around traditional circus families. There are, in smaller numbers, artists trained in circus-schools or circus arts courses. Circus shows are also presented in theater, TV, street or other alternative spaces.

Functions and activities of Contortionist

Circus performers (circus performers) must:

  • display number;
  • produce the number;
  • test the number;
  • produce number;
  • introduce the number;
  • inventing numbers;
  • sell the show or number;
  • display the number;
  • present the number;
  • rehearse the number;
  • invent numbers;
  • produzir o n�mero;
  • inventar n�meros;
  • sell the show or number;
  • teaching circus art and technique;
  • inventar numbers;
  • communicate;
  • sell the show or number;
  • demonstrate personal skills;

  • Activities

    • establish communication with the city;
    • respect professional ethics;
    • synchronize light and sound with representation;
    • work with frustrations (falls, numbers, devices);
    • prepare material, apparatus and objects for the number;
    • motivate students;
    • follow refresher courses;
    • incorporate safety equipment in the number, during the test;
    • creatively deal with unforeseen events;
    • mix the numbers creating others;
    • create wardrobe;
    • provide printed material for dissemination;
    • warm up;
    • prepare the artist's entry;
    • adjust the number according to time, space and audience;
    • make the device;
    • earn the empathy of the audience;
    • observe the work of other circus professionals;
    • propose professional possibilities based on your skills;
    • research possibilities for communication with the public;
    • respect another artist's device;
    • evaluate costs to price the work;
    • wrong tricks for appreciation of work;
    • respect another artist's braces;
    • improve body and vocal expression techniques;
    • adapt to the context of the show (language, food, space);
    • create appliances (work materials);
    • repeat the number improving techniques;
    • research possibilities in the use of colors (lights, costumes, materials, etc);
    • establish communication with the public;
    • do stretch;
    • collaborate in the dissemination of the show;
    • create makeup;
    • set choreography;
    • exchange information with circus professionals (in person, videos, internet, etc);
    • disclose the show or number;
    • search tricks;
    • search devices;
    • work as a team;
    • acquire techniques to fall;
    • introducing the student to the different circus modalities;
    • master circus techniques of your act;
    • obey the commands of the cheat times;
    • create makeup;
    • perform test numbers for disclosure or contracting;
    • respect work relationships;
    • exchanging information with other artistic areas;
    • incorporate safety equipment into the number, during the test;
    • perceiving students' abilities;
    • transmitting circus ethics;
    • adapt available technologies to the circus act;
    • evaluating the student's physical potential;
    • search materials;
    • assimilate the times when performing the tricks;
    • develop awareness of professional risks;
    • use media to publicize (tv, newspaper, internet, cars, books);
    • make concentration;
    • demonstrate determination to learn;
    • select song;
    • set safety equipment;
    • stimulating the physical development of the student;
    • exchanging information with circus schools;
    • research body movements;
    • establish bonds of trust with colleagues;
    • attend to places to promote the work done;
    • research possibilities for artistic expression;
    • exchange information with other artistic areas;
    • give interviews;
    • deal with unforeseen events creatively;
    • master circus techniques in your act;
    • research possibilities of communication with the public;
    • demonstrate knowledge of circus customs and traditions;
    • dismantle the device;
    • deal with unforeseen circumstances creatively;
    • assemble the device;
    • assume the times when performing the tricks;
    • adjust the number to the biotype and device;
    • demonstrate knowledge of circus vocabulary and slang;
    • respect the freedom of expression of colleagues;
    • incorporate different artistic languages;
    • perfect body and vocal expression techniques;
    • attend to places where the work is done;
    • evaluating the physical potential of the student;
    • learn the profession by rehearsing;
    • develop discipline;
    • combine codes to report unforeseen events;
    • attend to places to publicize the work done;
    • research technologies;
    • repeat the number perfecting techniques;
    • seek learning methods for each modality;
    • exchange information with circus schools;
    • investigate the value of circus work in the market;

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