THE ARTISTIC WORK “ENCONTROS” ILLUMINATES THE AREAL DE BERRES ON THE SHORTEST NIGHT OF THE YEAR
On the shortest night of the year, the summer solstice is celebrated with a date full of tradition, legends and light. To celebrate this date, Arturo Álvarez showed in the Areal de Berres space his artwork Encontros. The slender and imposing sculptures guided the audience with their light. A total of 16 pieces were integrated into a natural environment on the banks of the Ulla River. The stylized figures created an atmosphere of calm and stillness that called to be observed. Attendees interacted with the work that witnessed a night full of superstitions and meigas.
Live music and a pyrotechnics show prepared the atmosphere for the most awaited moment of the night. A group of young people started a show where they joined dance, water and fire then, they set fire to the bonfire. At the end of the show, the attendees fulfilled the tradition of jumping the bonfire to scare evil spirits.
The Areal de Berres was another year, witnes of another edition of this celebration where thousands of people attend to enjoy traditional cuisine, live music and a very special show.
In this edition, the sculptures of Encontros, participated for the first time in a natural environment and from its imposing height were witnesses of legends and superstitions. Summer began on that magical night.