The first Creative Tapas was held in May 2012 at La Lobera just outside Arenas (which is where the 2020 event will be held).
It was a powerful experience. At 10pm on the Saturday night, barely 24 hours after the group first met we experienced an amazing array of creations - a soundscape at the bottom of an empty swimming pool, three films (including a stop frame animation), a dance/movement piece accompanied by flute, human sculpture, a wish granting totem pole fashioned out of old tyres, a puppet show summarising the whole weekend and more.
We had a great time – the memories will be lifelong – but we also learned a huge amount. Some of the things that struck me were:
how many different styles there are to collaborate, not just working in a group
how creative it can be to start before you are ready
how much we can do, how quickly, if we let ourselves
the power of dressing up (I ended up in top hat and tails and that turned out to be incredibly powerful)