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Artaud : To Have Mostly Done with the Judgement of God

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Artaud : To Have Mostly Done with the Judgement of God


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This is a film of Ozfrank’s theatrical essay that smokes out the text of Antonin Artaud’s radio play: To have done with the judgement of god. Directed by John Nobbs and Jacqui Carroll, this work is a surreal homage to the insane, but often perceptive mind of Artaud, the French madman/genius.

Artaud’s eccentric and poetic words are framed by a fantasmagorical series of scenes that warmly evoke the furthest reaches of his hallucinations- the same hallucinations that drove him mad, AND provided inspiration for the great theatrical movements that emerged after his untimely death.

A chorus of three men and one woman torment and cajole M. Artaud as he lies on his hospital barouche to a plangent score of sampled sounds and tunes…

Following a career as dancer on television and in commercial productions Jacqui Carroll performed with the Sydney Dance Company under the direction of Jaap Flier dancing roles such as Columbine in Glen Tetley’s Pierrot Lunaire, in Tetley’s Circles as well as in works by choreographers Anna Sokolow Lyric Suite and Deserts, Jaap Flier Hi-Kyu and Four Stages and John Butler Carmina Burana, among others. As choreographer Carroll has created works for Australian Dance Theatre,The Lotos Eaters and Missing Film, Queensland Ballet Persephone, Carmina Burana, A Christmas Carol (2 acts), Scheherazade, Firebird,Transfigured Night, Four Seasons, Othello, The Australian Ballet Canzona and West Australian Ballet Stabat Mater, Night of the Full Moon. After witnessing the training and aesthetic of Japanese theatre director, Tadashi Suzuki, Carroll was inspired to develop theatre works combining text, movement and music. She is the co-founder, with John Nobbs of the performance ensemble OzFrank Theatre for which she has created numerous works. Following her creation of the 3 act ballet,TheTempest for the Queensland Ballet in the mid-1990s she has concentrated on developing theatre that includes such movement-inspired works as The Romance of Orpheus, Doll Seventeen, Up Jumped the Devil, Motel of Memory and Brie ngs for a Descent into Hell. Jacqui is currently choreographing and producing a full-length dance lm with a mixed company of young and mature dancers. Her professional dance teaching credits include Head of Dance Dept. Centre for the Performing Arts,Adelaide, plus the Australian Ballet, West Australian Ballet, Queensland Ballet.

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