Twister (magic trick)
The twister is a famous stage magic trick. A woman is placed in an upright cabinet, with her head and feet visible. The magician spins the head box, then opens the front. The asssistant's body is now a narrow, twisted rope from which her fingers protrude. The magician closes the cabinet, rotates it in the opposite direction, and releases the assistant.
Dawes, A. E., et al. Making Magic. London: Multimedia Books, Ltd, 1993.