THEIR flexible bodies bend like rubber.
The team spend most of their afternoons stretching and flexing their muscles.
People go crazy when they perform at events.
Justin Phahlane (32) is the brains behind the team, which he formed in his kasi, and he teaches them how to perform stunts.
Justin, known as Rubberman, is from Pietskraal near Vaalbank. He said becoming a contortionist needed hard work and dedication.
He said his team had done well since they started training two years ago.
“I started doing this while I was still at school. I’ve performed at many social and corporate events and featured on TV shows such as Shift, Yo-TV and Frenzy.
“I performed in Zambia in August last year, and this year at an event at Ayepyep Lounge in Menlyn in Tshwane,” he said.
“I teach young people how to bend their bodies like rubber, and I’m building a team that will compete around the world.”
The youngest in Justin’s team of four aspiring contortionists is 12-year-old Angel Bapela.
Angel said: “I thought I was just playing when I did it, but now here am I practising it. I love it and want to go far.”
Georgina Bhuda (26) said her mother’s bosses sent her to an acrobatic school in Tshwane after they saw how she could bend her body.
“I learnt some skills there and was able to perform provincially.
“I have certificates for doing this,” she said.
August Thabang (35) said he was training in karate and decided to learn contortion skills.
Justin said they can be found under JustinSAPhahlane2857 on Instagram and Justin SA Phahlane on Facebook.