Lofty Goals

“On Friday evening, Ottawa’s National Arts Centre will come alive with the hopes of an entire art form. Matjash Mrozewski, the 28-year-old Toronto-based choreographer who is rapidly gaining profile here and abroad, will unveil a work commissioned by the NAC for no less a purpose than getting young Canadians turned on to modern dance. It’s too early to say whether it will succeed on that lofty level, but given Mrozewski’s usual dynamic approach, not to mention the teenage focus group the NAC assembled to help guide his efforts, you can at least bet it won’t be boring.”