From the past: 60 years existence of building Carré | Polygoon-Profilti (producer); Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision (curator)
Week number 48-11
Newsreels in which Dutch subjects of a certain week are presented.
A jubilee circus show has been organised on the occasion of the 60 years existence of the building "Carré" in Amsterdam. The viewer is given an impression of the preparations - behind the scenes - which proceed such a show. SHOTS: - ext. of the municipal archive of Amsterdam along the Amstel; - archivist gets the file of the building Carré and opens it; adds a document and puts it back; - with documents, pictures, photos, posters, program booklets etc. the history of the building Carré is presented to the viewers in short; - ext. Carré; - shots of the preparations: donkeys, horses and tigers are cared for and fed; acrobats practice their routine (a.o. a little girl on a balance beam); animal trainers practicing (one with a muzzled bear, another with horses in the arena); cleaners clean the stands and remove the dust covers from the chairs; right before the show teh horses are harnessed; - circus show with an amused audience: acrobats on horses; clowns; equilibrists on the slackwire.