We Were the Future – Meytal Blanaru

A bare stage in the heart of a lit space, the public seated all around.Very close,three dancers and a musician. Relying solely on the expressiveness of their body and their instrument, their physicality and engagement, together they try to create a landscape, the landscape of a memory..

Memories are an act of creation: scientists have discovered that we are constantly changing the details of our memories, that we replay them constantly in our minds. As we remember them, we relive them and reconstruct them into new drawings that are always further from their original version. The images and landscapes of our memory grow and change with us. They adapt to the perception that we have of ourselves. Time thus contains a paradox: the past reminds us who we are today, we carry it with us in the present towards a future. But this past, our “corner stone”, we are constantly remodeling it …

WE WERE THE FUTURE revolves around a specific point in time, it is a spiral around a founding moment, a permanent quest for remembrance, a constantly renewed attempt to redefine the past and come closer to it.






9 September 2018 – Cristalide Festival, Forli, Italy


29, 30 September 2018 – Fêtes Romanes, Wolubilis, Brussels, Belgium


5 October 2018 – L’Echangeur CDCN, Hauts-de-France, France


14 October 2018 – Korzo, Den Haag, The Netherlands


22 January 2019 – A-CDCN Art Danse – CDCN Dijon Bourgogne, France


30 January 2019 – La place de la danse CDCN Toulouse Occitanie, France


7 February 2019 – Le Pacifique CDCN Grenoble Auvergne Rhône-Alpes, France


9 February 2019 – Les Hivernales CDCN d’Avignon, France


15 March 2019 – Le Gymnase CDCN, Roubaix Hauts-de-France


21 March 2019 – La Manufacture CDCN, Bordeaux Nouvelle Aquitaine, France


26 March 2019 – Pôle Sud CDCN Strasbourg, France


9 et 10 April 2019 – Studio Le Regard du Cygne, Paris, France


14 June 2019 -Festival June Events, Atelier de Paris CDCN, France


16 June 2019 – La Maison CDCN Uzès Gard Occitanie, France





Concept, choreography & interpretation
Meytal Blanaru


Gabriela Cecena, Ido Batash, Meytal Blanaru


Live music
Benjamin Sauzereau


Olivier Hespel



Les Brigittines, La Briqueterie – CDCN du Val-deMarne, Théâtre Jean Vilar de Vitry-sur-Seine, A-CDCN (Art Danse – CDCN Dijon Bourgogne, La Briqueterie – CDCN du Val-de Marne, L’Echangeur CDCN Hauts de France, Le Gymnase – CDCN Roubaix Hauts de France, Les Hivernales CDCN d’Avignon, La Manufacture – CDCN Bordeaux Nouvelle Aquitaine, Le Pacifique – CDCN Grenoble Auvergne Rhône-Alpes, CDCN Atelier de Paris, Pôle Sud – CDCN Strasbourg, La place de la danse – CDCN Toulouse Occitanie, La Maison CDCN Uzès Gard Occitanie, Touka Danse CDCN Guyane).

With the help of

Wolubilis, la Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles – Service de la danse


Meytal Blanaru

Born in Israel in 1982, Meytal Blanaru is a Brussels based dancer, choreographer and and the founder of FATHOM HIGH. Since creating her first solo Lilly in 2008, she has been developing a personal movement research that has changed profoundly the way she moves and perceives the body. Starting from the Feldenkrais method, her curiosity to create a fusion between Feldenkrais and dance led her to slowly build a very specific artistic approach and a movement technique called FATHOM HIGH. In 2011, she creates a second solo AURORA, which is still touring today in 2018. AURORA has been selected to the prestigious AEROWAVES platform/Priority list 2015. In 2015, she creates SAND, her first group creation based on her technique, with students from the Salzburg Experimental Academy of Dance. In 2017, Meytal creates ANITYA, a group piece within the framework of Dankse project, initiated by DansCentrumJette, with eight young dancers. Since her arrival to Europe in 2009, she also works as a dancer and collaborator with Samuel Lefeuvre (Group Entorse), Lisi Estaras (Ballets C of the B), Damien Jalet (Eastman Dance Company), Roberto Olivan, Clara Furey and Martin Kilvady. Meytal’s new creation WE WERE THE FUTURE has been selected for the French CDCN Association Co-production 2018, offering a vast network of theaters that support and program the piece for the season 18/19.

Meytal Blanaru – We Were the Future