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Pictures from the Romerfest 2013 Im Augusta Raurica, Basel – Switzerland, of the “Gruppo Danza Antica”

By Artborghi @artborghi

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The Romerfest is the biggest Ancient Rome festival in Europe. It takes place across the ruins of Augusta Raurica, close to Basel.

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These girls played as ancient Roman dancers just at the entrance of the ruins. Lovely colours and moves.

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I supposed they were celebrating some rituals to praise nature and gods.

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Indeed the afternoon was warm and sunny, the ritual worked !

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Congratulation to the dancers from the Gruppo Danza Antica, Italy - directed by Silvia Bellinello Melotto: they were one of  the highlights of this Romerfest 2013.

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Pictures shot with D800 and 70-200 VR-II

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The festival was filled with gladiators, Roman soldiers, Roman knights, belly dancers, Barbarians and slaves … soon all online! In the meantime click to magnify the pictures of these dancing priestesses.


Filed under: artborghi reportage, photography of people Tagged: Gruppo Danza Antica, Rome, romerfest augusta raurica, Silvia Bellinello Melotto

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