Click Review Journal logo below for featured story on Anthony Rais and

“Les Contortionettes”

Circus Artiste Stephanie Castellone and Marionette Artiste Anthony Rais present a new production entitled Les Contortionettes!

Castellone and Rais have combined their talents to create this enchanting duet of Malachina and Malachi.

Malachi is a most beguiling marionette with a subtle blend of hand balancing and contortion. Malachina, Ms. Castellone, manifests a sublime execution of flawless, astounding contortion. This captivating combination of theater and cirque is the first of its kind. The dazzling wardrobe, fascinating choreography, and spectacular music, create an exquisitely surreal atmosphere, sure to delight audiences of all ages!

Read what top rated performers and the theatrical industry have to say about Les Contortionettes!


“As director of The Las Vegas Wonderground, I see many new acts...BUT Les Contortionettes is a completely new form of variety art! It is a vibrant blend of masterful puppetry and elegant contortion that will delight even the most jaded of audiences”!       -Jeff McBride Las Vegas Headliner

“Les Contortionettes is an exquisitely crafted, delightfully entertaining melding of two art forms in one presentation. Audiences everywhere will appreciate the originality of the artistry, particularly in a city like Las Vegas, where we’ve seen everything. Kudos to Mr. Rais and Ms. Castellone for bringing something new to entertainment”.  -Artistic Director Joanie Spina

“As a event coordinator and producer I am constantly looking for new things to bring to the country and around the world and boy did I just find it. Your timing and performance was Astonishing! There is finally something Fresh, Innovative, Amazing and Extraordinary in the Las Vegas horizon and its Les Contortionettes. CONGRATULATIONS for achieving the impossible”. -Tony Pace, Headliner                         Entertainer- Producer/Event Coordinator

Castellone-Rais-Malachi

Malachina: Stephanie Castellone is a trained acrobat with over 14 years experience. Ms. Castellone is a diverse and accomplished performer, whose skills include, contortion, aerial, tumbling, hand balancing, modeling and acting. Stephanie has performed world wide, and has been featured in International and Las Vegas Shows, Television, Conventions, and Celebrity Events.

Malachi: Anthony Rais is a multi-talented entertainer. In his unique marionette presentation, Rais shatters the stereotype of kiddie puppet shows, elevating a centuries-old art to new heights. Rais is no stranger to the Las Vegas Strip having performed as a featured specialty act in an extended engagement of “The Magic of Paris” at The Paris Las Vegas Hotel Casino. Other “Strip” performances include; “Santa’s Magical Circus” at Planet Hollywood Hotel, “The Lance Burton Show” at Monte Carlo Hotel, “The Nathan Burton Show” at Flamingo Hilton Hotel, to mention a few. From Las Vegas to Dubai, conventions to galas, Rais has enchanted and delighted audiences of all ages with his marionette artistry! Las Vegas has named Rais as puppeteer of the year!

French Documentary


“Echappées Belles”