René Bazinet


Over the past thirty years, René Bazinet‘s talent served the most famous North American and European theatres. He graced the stages of the Circus Roncalli and Germany’s Wintergarten, as well as those of the Teatro de la Fenice and the prestigious Opéra de Paris. He shined as the master of ceremonies or in his numerous clown guises for Just for Laughs and Cirque du Soleil for which he traveled the world. René Bazinet also works in film: he acted in a number of movies and directed several made-for-TV movies.

The stage is his natural habitat, the one in which he puts his wide-ranging talents as actor, mime, clown and singer to full use. Theatre audiences were able to fully appreciate his talent in the new show, Lachen Machen, the King of Clowns, staged in Germany, and starring, the one critics deemed, one of the «world’s five greatest clowns».

Whether in Hamburg, Montpellier, Montréal or Munich, he is as much at ease in the director or clown number creator’s chair, as he is on stage. The théâtre du Nouveau Monde, the Wintergarten and the Cirque du Soleil are but a few of the world-renowned theatre companies upon which he has left his mark.

Of late, he directed the clown in Kurios and the clowns called the Movers in Zarkana, two Cirque du Soleil productions as well as the artists of the show Rhytmos de la Noche presented in Puerto Vallarta. He also gives mime and clowning workshops.