Looking at Dance and Other Art Forms: 
A Psychological Perspective
                             A lecture by David Pressault of Montreal

Friday, September 16

7:30-10:00 p.m.

The John Molson School of Business

1450 rue Guy (Metro Guy/Concordia)

Room MB 3.210

Members $12, Non-Members $15

Students/Senior Members $8


In this lecture, we will consider Jung’s view of the psyche to assist us in a deeper appreciation of dance and other art forms. We will consider the difference between entertainment and art. In so doing, we will see how art can help one along in one’s individuation process and how it can affect social movements in society. Hopefully, this will nourish the fire within and urge us to go and see more art and even create our own.

Eros As Initiatory and Transformative Energy in the Film I Am Love

A Workshop with David Pressault

Saturday, September 17

10:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

The John Molson School of Business

1450 rue Guy (Metro Guy/Concordia)

Room MB 3.435

Members $70, Non-Members $90

Students/Senior Members $50


This workshop will begin with a screening of Luca Guadagnino’s film I Am Love and the story of the main character Emma (played by Tilda Swinton). We will look at how and why love must enter this wealthy Italian family. We will consider what unconscious dynamic is at work in this household and how it is portrayed symbolically. Finally, we will discuss Jung’s concept of Eros and the need to make this young winged god more conscious in our lives.

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 Master’s program 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.