« [...] Trajectories analyzes diversity through archetypes [...] Véronique Morin, THE CONCORDIAN.
“Pluralism generates a healthy evolution of cultures because a society is not petrified in time, it evolves by feeding itself with exchanges and the creativity of people who have known how to think differently,”
« [...] discover with surprise, amazement and pleasure "Trajectoires" Robert St-Amour. SUR LES PAS DU SPECTATEUR.
[...] I come away very satisfied with this encounter with this gallery of characters. Both the form of the presentation and the content allowed me to discover differently (which for me, a regular viewer is very satisfying) universes shrouded in rich mystery with an unprecedented form for me! [...]
« [...] "each one evoking in their own way the complexity and profundity of the human psyche through a series of enigmatic tales whose collective voice is as singular as it is manifold." [...] THEATRE QUEBEC.
« [...] " Élian Mata captures the complexity and profundity of the human psyche through a series of enigmatic tales whose plurality harmonizes into a singular voice." [...] ORCASOUND.
« [...]Through a variety of visual organizations and movement proposals, Mata encourages visitors to reflect on diversity. [...]
Verlene D. Cartwright, Ecological Diversity, ELS VERDS.
« [...] The perfect show [...] Julie Barbeau.
upset by the piece … captivated ... overwhelmed by a host of images
Mícheál Toppings Directeur général et artistique MAI (Montréal, arts interculturels)
“ [...] Trajectories presented at beginning of Journées de la Culture 2020 at Maison de la Culture Marie-Uguay took our breath away [...]
Journées de la Culture 2020. Montréal.
“ [...] strong in images [...] like a contemplative look at a human vivarium … Catherine Lalonde. LE DEVOIR.
From the nude to the dressed, from the single to the whole, from the crawls to the gestures, an outline of evolution human ”
“ [...] a tremendous experience [...] Maïté. WEB & MASCARA.
The naked bodies, from the curiosity of the movements and the senses, to the awakening of self-awareness, to the garments that camouflages but reveals at the same time, through the implications of morality and the look of the other. It was precious to me to see 6 bodies of men and women, all different in age, shape and experience, moving with ease and freedom, without taboos or embarrassment. A revealing, liberating experience ”
“ [...] naked bodies, political bodies [...] Alain-Martin Chartrand. JEU, Revue de Théâtre.
From the primitive body, slowly penetrated by its consciousness, to the social body clothed with a codified morality. We like here the diversity of bodies, either trained in dance or theater schools, or untrained. It is not so much the masterly skills that matter as much as the inner path that dictates to each one their own movements ”
“ [...] six performers who have really different bodies, that's really cool [...] Stéphanie Dufresne. ON DIRA CE QU'ON VOUDRA, ICI Première, Radio-Canada. I loved the experience [...] Nudity in dance takes on a different meaning in this context. It induces a relationship of horizontality between the audience and the performers ”
“ [...] gentle social allegory about our different human origins [...] Robert St-Amour. SUR LES PAS DU SPECTATEUR.
And there comes the moment when the brightness moves in slowly, timidly at first and a little more assuredly after, and allows us to discover laying bodies, far from each other [...] And the evolution of these individuals, without clothing but all different, is very poetic. The rest is simple, but very accessible and above all very eloquent ”
" [...] A beautiful fable about innocence and self-discovery, and especially about the genesis of humanity.
Congratulations to the creator Élian Mata [...] Denis-Martin Chabot. CULTURE AREA.
We are offered here a microsociety, a people, which emerges from its jumble. Disparate bodies, young, old, white, black, Asian, men and women, move crawling on the ground. Then the members of this society discover that they can get up, walk, and run. We can witness touching scenes and also comical moments "
“ [...] this piece intrigues by how it approaches its subject [...] Lucie Lesclauze. DFDANSE.
Here the physical movement is put to the test through the experience of obstinacy and of the excessive use of the body, its muscles, its bones and its fascias. This is about the human genesis and how vulnerable it can be, with a call to have an objective look at this experience of the original essence. We are invited to be spectators of the evolution of our own species”