Colombina si mostra
Columbine is a person from the lower social class (stratum). In the Commedia dell'Arte she usually plays the role of the servant or cook. She is free of the stilted manners of the upper class and is a lively, self-confident character who speaks her mind. She is mischievous, quick-witted and cunning. When Columbine comes on stage, the joy of living comes back into play, along with the desire to pay closer attention to one's own life. Perhaps this indicates that the time has come for women to make their female intuition a reality. It is a force against the melancholy of our times, arising when the ordinary chaos of everyday life begins to strangle us.
(nominate for PALM-ART-AWARD 2012)
(text: Katrin Walter [email protected].com; translation: Anna Ambrosini, Roma, [email protected].it)