X Bud Roses
The five members of the X Bud Roses troupe come from Mongolia, home to some of the world's most accomplished contortionists. The art of contortion in Mongolia is well respected, and has even religious undertones. All the members of X Bud Roses started their training between the ages of five and nine. They appeared in the United States in the Big Apple Circus production of Dance On! in 2010-2011.
- Video: X Bud Roses, contortion act, in the Big Apple Circus production of Dance On! (2010)
X Bud Roses in the charivari(Italian, French) A joyous acrobatic display, mostly tumbling, originally performed by all the clowns of a circus company as a show opener. (Clowns, until the turn of the twentieth century, were generally gifted tumblers; tumbling was considered an "eccentric," or comedic circus specialty.) of Dance On! (2010)