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"Contortionist and aerialist Lena Ries was the poster girl for lyrical strength and flexibility"

- The Gazette, Montreal/ Cananda 

"she places herself in unthinkable positions to reach the end of her toes or the depths of her soul"

- La dépeche Toulouse/ France

Lena Ries graduated from the National Circus School of Montreal in 2004 and has worked worldwide in many international production companies, such as Cirque Éloize, 7 Fingers, New Circus Asia, The Tiger Lillies, Chamäleon Theater, GOP, and Wintergarten, Adelaide Fringe and Palazzo.

Her work on the aerial hoop and as a contortionist and dancer is unique, her movement quality, skilled and beautiful.
In addition to her career as a circus artist, Lena works as a model for advertising and other artistic projects.

She is Co-Founder, Author and Performer of 

still hungry, a contemporary circus collective from Berlin. Together with Romy Seibt and Anke van Engelshoven she created RAVEN, a piece far from classical circus. Their work is fresh, feministic and powerful. Strong images and a good sense of humour makes their work truthfully touching and highly amusing.

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