69 seconds with … choreographer and dancer Matjash Mrozewski

Spend 69 seconds with choreographer and dancer Matjash Mrozewski who performs in Firebird 2011 at The Cultch on March 2-5, 2011.

01Your first job.
Dancer.

02The job you wanted as a child.
Auteur.

03The three things you would want with you on a deserted island.
Fleur de sel chocolate, spy books & sunscreen with strong SPF.

04Your hero.
My mother.

05Your biggest indulgence.
Watching TV episodes online.

06One thing no one knows about you (and you’re willing to share).
My life is an open book.

07Complete this sentence: I first kissed a boy …
And I wasn’t very good at it.

08Tap or ballroom?
Ballroom.

09 One word your best friend would use to describe you.
Tone-deaf.

10 The one thing you simply cannot miss doing when you come to Vancouver.
Power yoga.

MEET matjash mrozewski

Matjash MrozewskiMatjash Mrozewski – classicist, fusionist, dance dramatist – is a choreographer whose work has won over audiences and critics in North America, Europe and Australia.

Matjash started creating dance while studying at Canada’s National Ballet School. He continued to choreograph after he joined the National Ballet of Canada. Matjash danced for two years in Europe, and on his return to Canada launched his choreographic career with A Delicate Battle, for the National Ballet in 2001.

Since then Matjash has created original works for, among others, The Royal Ballet, The Australian Ballet, The San Francisco Ballet, Stuttgart Ballet, Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, The Royal Danish Ballet, and Les Ballets de Monte Carlo.

Matjash has also worked extensively in contemporary ballet and modern dance. In 2003 he was the first recipient of the National Arts Center Youth Commission for Dance, which led to his first full-length work, Break Open Play.

Matjash has choreographed for musical theatre, special events, and the catwalk. Six dance films have been made of his original and adapted choreographies.

He can work comfortably in all kinds of situations – any type of music, venue, circumstance or cast – from a single dancer to a cast of 300 non-professionals. Matjash always seeks to surprise – and embraces new challenges and collaborations.

http://www.matjash.com

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