Planet B612
Planet B612
Dec 8, 2020
Ep.22 – Life as a theatre artist, with Nathalie Claude.
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In this episode, I speak with Nathalie Claude, an actor and director from Montreal, Quebec. Nathalie has had a long career in the arts both in independent theatre, as a clown and a coach for Cirque du Soleil, and as a collaborator on many extraordinary shows and performances. Nathalie joins me to talk about what inspires her work, why she loves living and working in Montreal, and why perfectionism and precision is crucial in her approach to her artistic work.

  • Nathalie’s many roles in the creative industry (0:01:02)
  • The difference between being on stage and behind the curtain (0:04:30)
  • Exploring the possibilities of working in film (0:06:36)
  • Perfectionism: innate or trained? (0:08:45)
  • Personal creative challenges (0:10:44)
  • Knowing when a concept is finished (0:13:01)
  • The experience of working for Cirque du Soleil (0:14:14)
  • Missing Montreal (0:18:00)
  • The Quebec arts scene (0:20:15)
  • The business of art (0:31:35)
  • The impact of technology on art (0:33:23)
  • “A funny woman is a scary thing.” (0:37:10)
  • Experiencing a creative rut (0:43:05)
  • Early beginning as an artist (0:47:11)
  • Advice for young people who want to be actors (0:47:50)
  • Nathalie’s curiosity about life (0:49:49)
  • Nathalie’s current projects (0:52:43)

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