Santorini and Ariadnes Thread
Posted by Greeka.com on 13 Dec 2005
Tayla Rubin's journey from Montreal to the Greek island of Santorini and Melbourne has resulted in the five star show, Ariadne's Thread coming to Adelaide Fringe. A one woman performance, Ariadne's Thread is based on Rubin's poems that she wrote while staying alone in a cave house in Santorini, over a period of 10 months. Rubin moved in to the house, which had been dug into the earth, to find some peace after a break-up in her home in Montreal.
The show is about a story of love gone wrong, and is a semi-autobiography, which is quite accurate, Rubin adds. "I wasn't fleeing Montreal, but Greece did become a healing place, and the fact that it was stunningly beautiful and someone offered me a place to look after, also held me here", Rubin, 29 remarked. In exchange for having the house to stay in, Rubin had to take care of the owner's animals, a cat, a dog and a donkey.