In a twist this Hal­loween

Mt Druitt’s Jade Twist is gear­ing up to scare the day­lights out of peo­ple – in more ways than one – at the Aus­tralian Mu­seum on Fri­day night.

Mt Druitt - St Mary's Standard (East) - - FRONT PAGE - – Jil­lian McKee

MT Druitt’s Jade Twist has been bend­ing over back­wards for the past 20 years.

The 24-year-old is a con­tor­tion­ist, af­ter get­ting into ac­ro­bat­ics and then con­tor­tion­ism at just four years old.

Al­though her nat­u­ral flex­i­bil­ity helps, Miss Twist, who works un­der her stage name, said be­ing a con­tor­tion­ist took a lot of prac­tise.

“I train for half an hour to an hour a day, but if I miss a day I can tell — my mus­cles re­mem­ber if I have taken time off,” Miss Twist said.

Her first solo per­for­mance was at St Marys Vil­lage Cen­tre when she was just 10.

Miss Twist said she looked back on this per­for­mance fondly.

“This has been my most mem­o­rable per­for­mance to date — per­form­ing in my home town and my first show by my­self was some- thing spe­cial,” she said. This week­end, Miss Twist will per­form at the Juras­sic Lounge at the Aus­tralian Mu­seum on Fri­day, as part of its Hal­loween party which will fea­ture live roam­ing rep­tiles, stick in­sects, a silent disco and ter­ri­fy­ing live per­for­mances.

Tick­ets for the Hal­loween Party start from $19 and are avail­able from ju­r­ras­si­clounge.com

Pic­ture: MATT SUL­LI­VAN

Pic­ture: MATT SUL­LI­VAN

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