23 December, 2007

The Worms, Saltimbanco Postcard

The back of the postcard reads:

Cirque Du Soleil
The Worms/Les Vers, Saltimbanco
Watercolor on Paper/Aquarelle Sur Papier

The Worms Postcard

Unfortunately, the card did not include who made the watercolored "The Worms." Saltimbanco comes from the Italian "saltare in banco", which literally means "to jump on a bench." Saltimbanco is the oldest major touring show of Cirque du Soleil (French for "Circus of the Sun"), an entertainment empire that is famous for its reinvented circus shows. The framework of Saltimbanco - the characters - are the Worms, at the very base of society.

The Urban Worms are the faceless multitude, the masses, the bureaucrats. They are the status quo: they watch and follow, but never act. The Multicoloured Worms are the simplest of all beings, the origin of all life. Following their primal urges, they are concerned only with survival.

Saltimbanco Wikipedia Entry

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