Aug 27, 2012

Vancouver, BC – Langara College is challenging Vancouver to expand its horizons this September as it sponsors the next installation of the “meet and think” event Creative Mornings.

Creative Mornings is a monthly breakfast lecture series for people interested in creative industries. The free event began in New York city but now counts chapters in Zurich, London, Berlin, Stockholm, Auckland, Milan, and Budapest among its ranks. Speakers who have appeared at the Vancouver section include Flickr co-founder Stewart Butterfield, communications and cultural strategist Amanda Gibbs, and Juno Award-winning musician Bif Naked. Each event is free of charge and includes a 20-minute presentation, plus coffee.

This September the event features visionary choreographer Crystal Pite, who has collaborated with dance artists and theatre companies across Canada, Europe, and the United States. Pite will discuss her work with the celebrated performance group Kidd Pivot, which she founded in 2002. The boundary-pushing ensemble tours extensively around the world, most recently with Pite’s work The Tempest Replica, which explored themes inspired by the seminal Shakespearean work it takes its title from.

The event is sponsored by Langara’s Communication Arts and Digital Media programs, which offer courses in graphic design, art direction, and advertising, amongst other subjects. This is the third time that Langara’s programs have sponsored Creative Mornings, an event that Program Coordinator Johnathon Strebly sees as an opportunity to expand the creative horizons of Vancouver.

“Creative Mornings is an opportunity for individuals from all aspects of the creative industry to gather, to experience an inspiring and provocative presentation, and then to exchange ideas in an electric environment,” said Strebly, who has been involved in Creative Mornings since its inception. “I’m delighted to be a part of the event, and I’m thrilled to be able to facilitate this opportunity for others.”

Creative Mornings will be held in the atrium of the Woodward’s Building on September 7. Tickets are free and can be reserved online through

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Annie Mullins
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