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Trajectories

Trajectories explores the many shades of human being, in a series of encounters and dialogues of what exists in each of us. Different geographic and emotional paths to follow, in order to come into contact with each other. Eight women and men embody several archetypes, powerful and vulnerable at the same time – in a performative installation of six scenes; Narcissus, Skennen'kó: Wa, Magna Mater, Anima, Animus, Androgynous. Through the audience wandering, they come to life, then die, each with strength and modesty. Further than the scenes they symbolize, their simple presence and diversity is a testimony of their richness: age, sexe, ethnicity, origins, genres, orientations, personalities, etc. Enigmatic narratives, singular paths, Trajectories thus blurs certain codes between audience and performers to create a being-ensemble capable of opening the range of new sensitive and transcultural approaches. Trajectories evokes the complexity and the profusion of the human psyche – and invites to rethink.

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Diversity is a source of wealth for those who are open to it and welcome it. 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. Our capacity to open up to singularities contributes to our driving force to move towards an inclusive society where we will no longer need to deny our differences to live together. To muzzle or annihilate our individualities would be to deny life itself. Diversity teaches us to think outside the box in order to find common trajectories and thus overcome limiting archetypes.

Trajectories, Élian Mata.

  • Elian MATA
    Director
    Choreographer, playwright, costume designer
  • Elian MATA
    Producer
  • Jontae MCCRORY
    Key Cast
    "Artist, performer and collaborator to the creation"
  • Jacqueline van de GEER
    Key Cast
    "Artist, performer and collaborator to the creation"
  • Jérémie BRASSARD
    Key Cast
    "Artist, performer and collaborator to the creation"
  • Barbara KANERATONNI DIABO
    Key Cast
    "Artist, performer and collaborator to the creation"
  • Gabrielle SURPRENANT LACASSE
    Key Cast
    "Artist, performer and collaborator to the creation"
  • Thomas WILKINSON FULLERTON
    Key Cast
    "Artist, performer and collaborator to the creation"
  • Anne Flore de ROCHAMBEAU
    Key Cast
    "Artist, performer and collaborator to the creation"
  • Stevens SIMEON
    Key Cast
    "Artist, performer and collaborator to the creation"
  • KAWENNOTAS
    Key Cast
    "narration"
  • Jessica SERLI
    Key Cast
    "artistic advisor"
  • Antoine BERTHIAUME
    Key Cast
    "sound editing"
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Other
  • Genres:
    Performance, Art, Dance, Film, Performance film, Art film, Dance film
  • Runtime:
    43 minutes 40 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    December 31, 2022
  • Production Budget:
    50,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Canada
  • Country of Filming:
    Canada
  • Language:
    No Dialogue
  • Shooting Format:
    Numérique
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • M.A.I. Montreal, arts interculturels Montreal, CANADA
    Montreal
    Canada
    November 24, 2021
    North America Premiere
    Official selection
  • M.A.I. Montreal, arts interculturels Montreal, CANADA
    Montreal
    Canada
    November 25, 2021
    North America Premiere
    Official Selection
  • M.A.I. Montreal, arts interculturels Montreal, CANADA
    Montreal
    Canada
    November 26, 2021
    North America Premiere
    Official Selection
  • M.A.I. Montreal, arts interculturels Montreal, CANADA
    Montreal
    Canada
    November 27, 2021
    North America Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Journées de la Culture 2020
    Montreal
    Canada
    October 2, 2020
    Journées de la Culture 2020
    Official Selection
Director Biography - Elian MATA

In 2018, author, dramaturge, choreographer and visionary Élian Mata created the unforgettable Forêt with a first collective of performers; he returns with Trajectoires, a performance installation involving eight collaborators. Moving through this rich, moving tableau that deals with the nuance and complexity of being human, the audience encounters these living works of art embodied by the performers: six creations dedicated to representation. And on this journey, we seek to understand Anima, Animus and Androgyny; and we reflect on this Narcissus that exists in each of us, 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.

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