Concept & Choreography Robert Desrosiers

Music Eric Cadesky, Nick Dyer

Lighting Design Arun Srinivasan

Costume Design Evelyn Bastien

Masks Jessie Cole

Props Katie Horrill

Sculptures Tom & Raphael Brouillette

Set Construction Will Sutton, James Brydon

Chair Construction Tom Brouillette

Painter Bree Lawrence

Number of Dancers 12-14

Running Time 31min

About the Performance

Bouffonia marked the return of acclaimed choreographer Robert Desrosiers in 2013 after a decade-long absence from dance creation. Known as one of the country’s most imaginative choreographers, his new work bears his unmistakable hallmark; the surreal spectacle is an exciting example of his special genre of dance-theatre. This major new one-act ballet was created in a vintage style, inspired by 16th century Commedia dell’arte, 18th Century European opera staging, and early 20th Century silent films. After numerous exuberant reviews and excited audience feedback, the ballet has become a permanent part of Canada’s Ballet Jörgen’s repertoire.



“A very stylish program of contemporary ballet.”
– Paula Citron

The Globe and Mail