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The Tango of Creativity in Assisi

11th May 2017 - 15th May 2017

umbrian countryside


An unusual title for a somewhat unusual workshop.

It came about in June last summer is Assisi, Italy, where Michelle Rumney and I had run an explorative weekend in image making but which included all sorts of side shows and tactical diversions, such as Ci Kung, Haiku, playful mind games and sorties into the beautiful surrounding landscape and into Assisi itself to open our eyes and minds to the work of Giotto.



Our simple objective was to empty the chattering minds of our participants and guide them gently into the Realm of Creativity, to see, hear, feel in the reality of the moment of now, where of course our creativity awaits us.

There! That’s what I mean by unusual.

And the Tango?

This just happened serendipitously.


Creativity Dancing

One of the participants, after our sumptuous dinner one evening put on some Argentinian Tango music and started to teach us the steps. I can’t explain why, but we got hooked and soon were sailing around our beautiful studio to these haunting sounds.

Artists Adventures in Italy - creativity retreat in Assisi

I think it has something to do with the fact that learning the steps is the key to the door of the temple of dance; that maybe all forms of creativity are like this? That the teaching of basic skills runs simultaneously alongside creative expression, that they are not in any way separated.

La Casa Faustina Assisi

Our Oasis in Assisi

La Casa Faustina is a remarkable place. It is only 15k from Assisi, in the hills to the south of the city. It has the most beautiful huge studio and bright clean apartments, a large swimming pool and a brilliant chef who sustains us with her Italian vegetarian cuisine.

So we welcome you to our next workshop weekend in May 2017.

(Can’t wait…)


Tango of Creativity painting retreat in Assisi - at Casa Faustina agriturismo


Casa Faustina
AgroTurismo Retreat Centre, Frazione Mora, 28
Assisi, Umbria 06081 Italy
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