Luis Sartori do Vale is a performing and visual artist from Belo Horizonte, Brazil, currently living in Helsinki, Finland.
After completing a diploma in Visual Arts from the Fine Arts School of UFMG (Brazil), Luis graduated from the Ecole Supérieure des Arts du Cirque (ESAC, Belgium) as a circus artist.
Besides his own projects, he has worked with directors and companies such as Rolf Alme, Liisa Risu, Anna Nilsson, Reynaldo Ramperssad, Archaos, Les 7 Doigts de la Main and Hurjaruuth.
In 2012 he co-founded the Finnish company NUUA, becoming a laureate of the international project Circus Next, with the performance Lento. With the same performance, he has been awarded the Special Prize of the Jury in the 35th Festival Mondial du Cirque de Demain, in Paris.
He has performed in more than 20 countries worldwide, and is nowadays touring with his new performance Dois.
When not working with performing arts, he develops projects as a visual artist, between illustration, photography and animation.
“As an artist, I’m interested in exploring the dialogue between different art concepts, forms and techniques, in a constant research for new and poetic aesthetics inside the performing and circus arts.
I’m interested in working with universal concepts, creating poetic, visual, minimalistic and delicate images and physical situations on the stage.”