Arethusa

One day the god Alpheus fell in love with the young nymph Arethusa while she was bathing naked. She was the daughter of Nereus and Doris, and escaped the God to find shelter on the island of Ortigia, where she asked for help to the goddess Artemis who turned her into a water source.

Zeus, moved by the pain of Alpheus turned him into a river, so that he could run under the waters of the Aegean Sea and rejoin his lover mixing its waters with those of the source of fresh water.

Alpheus is indeed the name of a small river in Greece that after a short tract disappears underground. According to the legend its waters would be the same of the spring of Arethusa in Sicily.

Choreographer - Giovanni Insaudo

Dancers - D.a.f (dance art faculty)

Music - Arvo Pärt, Fratres

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