Santorini and Ariadne's Thread
December 13, 2005
An extraordinary journey from Montreal to the Greek island of Santorini and Melbourne has brought a five-star show to the Adelaide Fringe.
Talya Rubin is presenting Ariadne's Thread, a one-woman performance which is based on poems Rubin wrote during 10 months living alone in a cave house on Santorini. The house dug into the earth became a retreat for Rubin after a relationship break-up in her home of Montreal.
The show is semi-autobiographical and in it there is a story of love gone wrong, and that is quite accurate, Rubin, 29, says.
I wasn't exactly fleeing Montreal but Greece did become like a healing place, but the fact it was stunningly beautiful, and someone offered me a place to look after, also held me there.
In exchange for the house, Rubin cared for the owner's animals – a dog, a cat and a donkey.
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