Improvision
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Le Grand Cirque Ordinaire (The Great Ordinary Circus) opens with an allegoric mime show about the birth of Rita. This gradual «improvisation» is taken from a scene of the play T'es pas tannée Jeanne d'Arc, a kind of tragic mirror about an aristocratic family in an underprivileged neighbourhood.

Original language
French

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Credits

Direction
Claude Bond
Le Grand cirque ordinaire
Cast
Paule Baillargeon
Raymond Cloutier
Suzanne Garceau
Claude Laroche
Gilbert Sicotte
Guy Thauvette
Agathe Boivin
Claude Bond
Raymond Bonneau
Laval Dallaire
Réjean Lavoie
Louis Portugais
Vivianne Savard
Alain Tremblay
Production
Vidéographe

Technical information

Color
Black and white
Image format
4:3
Sound
Mono
Shooting format
Betacam

Documentation

Further information

Commentary by Nicole Gingras, Curator:

A recording of an improvisation during a performance of the play T'es pas tannée, Jeanne d'Arc? by the Grand Cirque Ordinaire theatre company. See it for the pleasure of watching a particular creative mode at work, and for a glimpse of actors who left their mark on the history of Quebec theatre.

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Keywords
Music, Improvisation, Creation, Theater