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Inviting the Muse Inspiration and Creativity

Inviting the Muse Inspiration and Creativity

Dancer and Jungian Analyst David Pressault explores the elusive and unpredictable energy we call inspiration in the creative process in this lecture and workshop. Using references from C.G. Jung, mythology, and contemporary artists and authors, David will discuss inspiration; what it is, where it comes from, and how to cultivate it.

David will present a short dance in the second half, followed by a talk about inspiration in the context of making and performing a dance.

Date: Friday, April 21, 2017, 7:30 – 9:30pm
Location: Orpheus Theatre, SAIT (1301 16th Ave. NW)


  • $25 for members
  • $40 for non-members

Then join David for a full day workshop focusing on the artistic aspects of the creative process including the psychological phases that often come up in creation, and the particularities of working with imagination, such as it’s volatility, pitfalls and sparks of brilliance. Take the time and space to nourish the sacred fire within and become more connected with your creative instincts.

Date: Saturday, April 22, 2017, 10:00am – 4:00pm
Location: Heritage Hall, SAIT, Room TBA (1301 16th Ave. NW)


  • $90 for members
  • $140 for non-members

For more information and to register online visit

David Pressault began his career as a dancer in 1987 and started creating his own choreographic work five years later. In 2005, David retired from the stage as a dancer and began a Masters in dance at UQAM. During this transitional period, he also started the training program in Analytical Psychology at the Ontario Association of Jungian Analysts (OAJA). He now practices as a Jungian Analyst in Montreal. He is still involved in the dance milieu as a choreographer, mentor and consultant.

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