Laurence Tremblay-Vu is a multidisciplinary circus artist specialized in highwire, tightwire and aerial rope.
Before graduating from École Nationale de cirque de Montréal in 2013, he completed a university degree in Environmental Design and Architecture at UQÀM, in Canada. He also trained alongside various highwire artists like Rick Wallenda and Denis Josselin.
Along Cirque du Soleil special events, 2010 Olympic ceremonies, Robert Lepage's Faust opera, German varieté cabaret, river crossings in Europe, festivals, television sets and big tops, his expertise has grown stronger. The nomadic side of circus also triggers his passion. After touring in Switzerland with Cirque Starlight 2014, he decided to visit traditional forms of circuses in Brazil, Colombia and Vietnam.
Aside performing, one of his objectives is to help others become greater individuals in their community and to develop their full potential. As part of Cirqiniq, he shares his knowledge as a social circus instructor with Inuit communities in Nunavik, Northern Québec, and Cameleon, an association dedicated to victims of sexual abuse in the Philippines.
His creative path first evolved within the field of visual arts, he now desires to combine installation and performance art with circus, as well as various collaborative projects in dance, music and multimedia.
" My circus is imprinted by the quest for balance, depth of yoga practice, mental and body awareness as well as the flow of energy within movement. Influenced by my dual Canadian and Vietnamese heritage my art form tries to honor the human spirit and my authentic self.
© Wolfang Schmitd
Silver Medal & Prix Arte, 40th Festival de Cirque de Demain, Paris, France
1st prize, Acrobatic Apparatus Design, Cirque du Soleil - Research & Development, Canada
Bronze Medal, Ôlac International Festival, Neuchâtel, Switzerland
GOP engagement Prize, SolyCirco International Festival, Sylt, Germany
SHOWS & PERFORMANCES
Cirque Eloize, "Seul ensemble", Montreal, Canada
Cirque du Soleil special events, "Futuroscope" , Poitiers, France
Coliseu de Porto, "Circo de natal", Porto, Portugal
FlipFabrique,"Féria - L'attraction", Québec, Canada
YoungStage Festival, Crossing the Rhine (25m high/200m long), Basel, Switzerland
Hanoi and Saigon Opera House, "Overseas", Vietnam
Festival Montréal Complètement cirque, Canada
GOP Variete Cabaret, Germany
Cirque Starlight, "Octavius", Switzerland
Opera Robert Lepage, “La Damnation de Faust”, Québec , Canada
Winter Olympics Games Opening Ceremony, Aerial harness, Vancouver, Canada
Tightwire Guest Teacher, ACAPA Fonty's University, Tilburg, Netherlands
Cameleon Association, Social Circus with victims of sexual abuse, Visayas, Philippines
Circo Para Todos National Circus School, Tightwire teacher, Bogota, Colombia
Cirqiniq, Social Circus with the Inuit communities, Northern Québec, Canada