About the Performance
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
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.
The Globe and Mail