CLENK

Maicon Clenk

Maicon Clenk is a multidisciplinary artist. Creator, Director, Choreographer and Illusionist, he develops an authorial language called “Illusionist Theater”, integrating several artistic techniques, especially physical theater and illusionism. He is the creator of original and authorial blockbuster shows. With his artistic versatility and professional background, he has mastered several artistic languages such as circus, theater, dance and illusionism, including the creation of original special effects. He’s been managing teams of several nationalities, with a high technical and artistic level. For his creative process, he mixes the discipline of gymnastics, the accuracy of dance, the fantastic of the circus, the depth of theatre and the surprising element of illusionism. He is the founder of the Clenk Company and his works, marked by the innovative, poetic and detailed aspect, have been watched by millions of viewers.

 

Biography

Maicon Clenk acts as show creator, director, choreographer and illusionist for the Clenk Company. He also professionalized as an actor, dancer, aerial acrobat and publicist, with specializations in physical theater and dance theater. He create sets and costumes for his shows.

Clenk has been charmed by the circus since he was 4, dedicating his whole professional life exclusively to arts. He has started his studies in theater and performances as a magician at the age of 8 and at the age of 16 directed a theater group of its own with about 150 members. He has researched and acted as a professional air acrobat for over ten years, including being featured in galas at the Brazilian Gymnastics Confederation of Brazil. He studied for over twelve years contemporary and classical dance, performance arts, circus and clown. He specializes in dance theater and physical theater with renowned professionals from Brazil, New York, London, Paris, Japan, Italy, Spain and Berlin, including the Pilobolus group from United States and the Familie Floz from Germany. He has performed in more than thirty awarded professional shows in several Brazilian companies of theater, dance and circus such as the Circo da Ciência, ASPART, Cia. Regina Vogue and Descompanhia of dance. In 2013, he was nominated for the Gralha Azul Trophy as “Best Actor” for the show “Os Equilibristas”. Creator of original effects of illusionism was prominent in television media and theaters in Brazil, being considered one of the best illusionists of our times.

He’s been the artistic director at “Beto Carrero World”, the biggest thematic park in Latin America, where he created brand new shows and performative areas, and simultaneously directed eight big shows and the department of artistic production, heading a team of more than 250 professionals.

In 2005 he founded the Clenk Company where he uses his artistic versatility by developing an authorial language called the “Illusionist Theater”. Among his main achievements and awards as Creator, Director and Choreographer are:

In 2005 he was creator, director, choreographer and illusion designer of THE GREAT SHOW OF MAGIC, the biggest illusion show of Brazil and the first show of the Clenk Company. The show was circulated by major theaters such as HSBC Brazil in São Paulo, Teatro Guaíra and Regina Vogue Theater in Curitiba, TAC Theater in Florianópolis, São Pedro Theater in Porto Alegre, and Mish Mash Curitiba Theater Festival. It was featured in the main vehicles of Brazilian television from 2005 to 2009, among them the Eliana Programs of TV Record and TV SBT, special “Masters of Illusionism” of TV Record, and the Program of Faustão – TV Globo.

From 2009 to 2011 he was artistic director of BETO CARRERO WORLD park, in Santa Catarina, the largest theme park in Latin America, where he created unseen shows and performance areas and directed the shows: Mysterious Africa, Excalibur, Wild West, Memory Show, Extreme Cars and Acqua. Created and directed the department of artistic productions, responsible for a team of more than two hundred and fifty professionals, casting, construction and renovation of theaters, and special events such as the creation of the “Island of Darkness”.

In 2010 he created, wrote, directed and choreographed O SONHO DO COWBOY the most popular musical in Brazil and has been playing for nine years continuously at the Beto Carrero World theme park in Santa Catarina, totaling about one million viewers a year. The millionaire production took a year of rehearsals and the construction of an exclusive theater, specially developed for the show and with capacity for four thousand people. The musical direction and songs are by renowned composer Tim Rescala. There are more than forty artists on stage, horses and a fifty-meter stage.

In 2011 he was the creator, director and choreographer of the contemporary circus show BLUM, on display at Beto Carrero World. The show brought together more than 30 high-level circus artists of various nationalities.

In 2012, in partnership with renowned illuminator Peter Gasper, he directed and choreographed the IPORÃ dinner show in Foz do Iguaçu, Brazil, with sixty artists from Brazil, Argentina, Peru, Ecuador, Chile, Bolivia and Mexico. The show has been watched by thousands of tourists from all over the world for over seven years. A theater with a capacity of three hundred people was specially designed and built for this show.

In 2015 he created, directed and choreographed POLARIS, the first show in the world to be performed inside a snow globe and also the largest snow globe in Brazil, prizes certified by the Ranking Brazil. Received the ABRASCE Award as “Best Christmas Event in Brazil”. There are 15 artists inside the giant globe and the specially composed soundtrack is performed live by an orchestra.

In 2014 creates, directs and choreographs É TUDO ILUSÃO (It’s All Illusion), a show that brings together illusionism, dramaturgy and humor and has over thirty unpublished and original illusion effects that were specially created. The show won first place in the “national circulation” award from the Cultural Foundation of Curitiba. The show was in season at theaters such as Oscar Niemayer Museum in Curitiba, Curitiba Theater Festival, Frei Caneca Theater in São Paulo and Sesi Theaters. It was featured in national TV programs such as Faustão.

In 2016 she creates, directs and choreographs FLORA, a show with twenty acrobatic dancers, which was developed to be presented in alternative spaces such as arenas and malls.

In 2017 he created, wrote, directed and choreographed the musical TORQUE, a children’s production featuring more than fifty characters played by actors, singers and dancers, plus animatronic dolls, interactive animations and a big setting.

In 2016 debuted BANQUETE, where he created, directed, choreographed, created illusion effects and original acrobatic equipment. Casting high-level dancers, singers, actors and acrobats are among the best in the world. He created the project of the theater Burlesque Paris 6 that was built and equipped especially for the show that was two years performing in one of the main streets of São Paulo.

In 2019 created and directed VIK – The Micro Show, a solo performed by an actress, bearer of dwarfism. The show held seasons at the José Maria Santos Theater and Espaço Ave Lola in Curitiba.