January 11, 2011

Cirque du Soleil creative director Lyn Heward to comes to Mount Allison

Although I was unable to attend this talk,  I thought I would pass on the word about the ongoing President's Speakers Series. Tonight Cirque du Soleil's Director of Creation spoke at Mount Allison. The next speaker will be Cynthia Dale from CBC's Street Legal on February 7. I will post details ahead of that event.

The Spark: Igniting the Creative Fire That Lives Within Us All A lecture by Cirque du Soleil's Director of Creation Lyn HewardClick here to enlarge the poster of Lyn Heward.
Cirque du Soleil is considered one the most innovative and creative companies in the
world, and Lyn Heward has managed that creative fire during much of Cirque's history.
She is the current Director of Creation as well as an author.

Supported by Leadership Mount Allison, the Botsford-Westmorland Lecture Fund,CultureWorks, the Ron Joyce Centre for Business Studies, and Canadian Studies


Cirque du Soleil creative director Lyn Heward Culture and Creativity Poster



Cirque du Soleil creative director to speak tonight

Published Tuesday January 11th, 2011



Lyn Heward will talk as part of Mount Allison's President's Speakers Series

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SACKVILLE - Lyn Heward, director of creation with Cirque du Soleil, will be in Sackville tonight to talk about igniting your inner creative spirit.
Heward will be the first of 2011 in the President's Speakers Series as part of the Mount Allison University's Year of Culture and Creativity. Her talk, entitled "The Spark: Igniting the Creative Fire That Lives Within Us All" will take place tonight at 7 p.m. at Brunton Auditorium. Everyone is welcome to attend and there is no admission charge.
Cirque du Soleil is considered one the most innovative and creative companies in the world and Heward has managed that creative fire during much of Cirque's history. She is the current director of creation as well as an author - publishing the acclaimed book, which is also called The Spark: Igniting the Creative Fire That Lives Within Us All, in 2006. Heward was also an associate producer for a segment of the closing ceremonies of the 2006 Winter Olympics.
Mount Allison English professor and director of the university's CultureWorks research program, Dr. Janine Rogers says, "We are so pleased to welcome Lyn Heward to Mount Allison to help us celebrate the University's Year of Culture and Creativity. Her work with the Cirque du Soleil is known around the world and her perspective, as director of creation, is a unique one - a perfect addition for the Mount Allison President's Speakers Series. Her talk will explore the ways we can all be creative in our professional lives."