Through the Friendly Ulaanbaatar program, 420 contortionists from provinces and Ulaanbaatar performed “The Myth of Mountains and Rivers” concert at Chinggis Square on August 6 to set a Guinness world record.
State Honored Artist, People’s Artist, and contortionist B.Norovsambuu led the 420 contortionists and prepared the performance, which set a Guinness world record for the act involving the most number of contortionists.
Head of the Ulaanbaatar Ensemble R.Munkhsaikhan worked as executive director of the concert.
“The Myth of Mountains and Rivers” continued for 30 minutes. The performance comprised of several parts: Mother, River, Gathering of Snakes, and Queen Alungoo. Cirque du Soleil (Circus of the Sun) also took part in the performance.
Over 420 contortionists of 20 studios participated in the performance, including from the National Circus, Otgoo Studio, X-Roses Studio, Acrobat Center, Ulaanbaatar Ensemble, Shonkhoodoi Circus of Darkhan-Uul Province, Erdenes Circus of Erdenet Province, Sondor Circus of Dundgovi Province, and Dornyn Uyanga of Dornogovi Province.