2018 Session Description

Bouffon for Presenters

For adults • 90 minutes
Category: Pre-Mindcamp
Maximum Participants: 30
Wednesday 9:30am • The George, Room B
Time and location subject to change (what isn’t?)

Bouffon is for everyone… even presenters! A unique chance to rock your world in the most fun way you can imagine. 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).

This is a special presenter edition of Massimo’s Bouffon for Everyone Mind U. If you can’t do his Mind U this year (or even if you can!) this could be a great session for you.

The Skinny: 3 things you will do in this session

  • Stretch your muscles
  • Stretch your mind
  • Laugh till your sides hurt

About the image: Two of these lunatics are presenting at Mindcamp Canada 2018. Can you spot them?

Massimo Agostinelli
Montréal, QC

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.


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