Bouffon for Everyone
Let go and transform
Bouffon is for everyone, performers, non-artists and anyone who wants to break through barriers of any kind. This is a unique chance for a life-lasting experience that you will cherish forever. If you want or need to shake up your world or wake up and do it in the most fun way you can imagine… this should do the trick!
Explore and develop your mental and physical range through jeu (theatre games) simple improvisations and Bouffon performance skills, Bouffon character development, ensemble creativity, and sore abs (from laughter).
Master teacher Massimo Agostinelli will put you quickly at ease to break through your barriers. This experience will empower participants with positive and life-lasting results.
The Skinny: 3 things you will do in this session
- Stretch your muscles
- Stretch your mind
- Laugh till your sides hurt
Photo by Mae Blak Photography
Massimo Agostinelli is a multi-talented artist, Montreal-based contemporary choreographer and international master teacher of Bouffon.
Agostinelli is resident artistic teacher/coach for Le Cirque du Soleil’s artists and their artists and corporative events since 2004. He is resident teacher/choreographer or artistic director at L’École de danse contemporaine de Montréal; Tanz Danse, Collège Montmorency; The School of Toronto Dance Theatre; L’ École de danse de Québec ; The School of Dance (Ottawa); The National Theatre School of Canada; Cirque Éloïse; the Vancouver and Montreal Fringe Festival; Montreal Clown Festival; Écho dance troupe; Bouffon de Bellefeuille.
Since 2016, Massimo Agostinelli facilitated/speaker at Creative Bangkok; TEDxLille, Creative Mornings, Montreal; Créa-France; Mindcamp Canada, Mindcamp Chile, Mosaic Lille, Wigwam Conseil, Nantes, France; Creative Melbourne and CREA in Sestri Levante, Italy.
In 2016, award winning short documentary Le Ridicule Ne Pas, directed by Nathanaëlle Vincent on his work with Bouffon with Cirque du Soleil and his bouffon troupe, Bouffon de Bellefeuille, is presently touring international film festivals.
Massimo is a returning presenter. Click to see what they’ve presented in the past.
All sessions in this timeslot:
- Blurry Innovation Sketching radical change (Edouard Le Marechal)
- Bouffon for Everyone Let go and transform (Massimo Agostinelli)
- Break the Pot? (Matteo Catullo, Tim Hurson)
- Creativity Beyond “A-ha!” (Dan Bigonesse, Katie Tagye)
- Leveraging Conflict How to embrace the opposite (Tim Switalski, Laura Barbero Switalski)
- Make Some Trouble Since nothing is perfect and we’ve known this for at least six thousand years (Michelle Auerbach)
- Wabi-Sabi Photography Perfectly imperfect (Mary Ellyn Vicksta)