Zavatta Video (1970)

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Achille Zavatta (with Michel Francini), clownGeneric term for all clowns and augustes. '''Specific:''' In Europe, the elegant, whiteface character who plays the role of the straight man to the Auguste in a clown team., in the Parodie de l'écuyère (the ballerina on horseback parody—which had been originated by the clown Foottit c. 1880), from the French television show Cavalcade Circus, filmed at the Cirque d'Ermenonvile. The beginning of the act is missing from this video clip: A real ballerina on horseback begins her act, falls, pretends to be injured, and leaves the ring; the ringmaster(American, English) The name given today to the old position of Equestrian Director, and by extension, to the presenter of the show. then announces her replacement, "Mademoiselle Zaza"... (In French) (1970)

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