Improvisation at La Camaradière

At La Camaradière school there are a lot of activities who are offered to the students, one of them is improvisation.

When you are registered in this activity, you receive a match jersey with the team’s efigie on it. You also have the chance to participate to games and a tournament at the end of the year.

For this activity, you need to pay 200$. A lot of money serves to cover the registration fees in the «LIS» (Ligue d’improvisation scolaire).There are two possible teams: junior and senior. If you are in secondary 1-2-3 you are in the junior team and if you are in secondary 3-4-5 you are in the senior team.

This year, there is just a senior team and we are 14 in it. This extracurricular activity takes place after school, every Thursday, between 16:15 to 17:45, in the salle Guy Bédard. (Those informations may change year after year.)

We are lucky to have two fabulous coaches, Gabriel Dufresne and Antoine Bolduc-Brousseau. Sometimes, Samuel Gaignard, an ex coach here, comes to see us. The three of them are doing improvisation at their Cégep, Cégep Limoilou. Their team’s name is Les Joyeux Pyromanes. Gabriel has been doing improvisation for 3 years and Antoine for 4, so they are really experimented.

The practices are really important, because it’s the only time we have to improve together.The coaches always come to the practices with new activities. They like to teach us new things about improvisation, the biggest purpose they have in commun is: “I like spreading my passion to the youth”, says Antoine.

Improvisation is an activity that is becoming more popular with the time,  but there is not enough people that know this art. Like Gabriel said during the interview, those who doesn’t play improvisation miss a big deal fun”.

Improvisation is an art, it is something you should try in your life. It is also a way to express yourself as you wish. You can go  see tournaments and there is the LNI (Ligue Nationale d’Improvisation) that you can watch at the television.

Written by: Maïssa Lapalme

Edited by: Aïssa-Alice Diallo, Andréanne Rousseau and Vicky Collin