Heinzi Lorenzen








Clown, comic actor, director and teacher

His mentors are Jacques Lecoq, Jon Paul Cook, Alain Mollot and Pierre Byland.

He toured the world with Footsbarn Travelling Theater Company from 1992 to 1999. He worked as director at the Théâtre Des Racines Nées from 1999 to 2003.

He then worked on tours with: Olivier Perrier from CDN in Auvergne and Dave Johnston from Ton und Kirschen in Berlin, Collektive international des clowns de Marseille from 2002 to 2005; La Maison des Clowns and Théâtre Luzzi ich liebe dich from 2004 to 2010 and Cirque Zanzibar in 2007.

In 2008, he created Kluntet, his clown solo at Subsistances and Cascade with the support of André Riot-Sarcey and Aymeri Suarez Pazos.

He has been a clown since 2009: in Cirque Cahin Caha, in the 777 project with Apprentie Compagnie and in Le Bal des Intouchables des Colporteurs from 2013 to 2014. Since 2013, he has been working at his creation Zirkus Lara with Julio Guerreiro.

Head of teaching at FRACO (Lyon) from 2004 to 2008, he worked at La Scène sur Saône training centre in Croiseur with Paul-André Sagel, at the Cnac, ECL and Ensatt; at La Cascade and Samovar in Paris. He also taught clowning all over the world, namely for Afdas.

Since 2010, he has worked as a clown in collaboration with Alain Reynaud at La Cascade: writing workshops, reflection groups on the theme of pedagogy and the teaching of the clowning art.

Alongside Nicolas Bernard from Nouveaux Nez, he co-produced the staging of Corpus Mentalus for the Festival d’Alba-la-Romaine 2012 and Chansons à risques by Duo Bonito in 2014. He also worked in collaboration with Alain Reynaud for the staging of Pétouchok and Klaxon by circus company Akoreacro in 2013, of Roue Libre and Cnac’s end of year show in 2015.

In 2016 he created El Trio with Alain Reynaud and Gabriel Chamé.