FATHOM HIGH is a dance technique that uses the Feldenkrais method as a departure point, an inspiration and an approach to the action of learning. Feldenkrais is a system of neuro-motor training and reconditioning that transforms people's lives, helping them gain new skills and move beyond pain and limitation. Meytal Blanaru's deep curiosity towards a possible fusion between Feldenkrais and dance led her to develop FATHOM HIGH. This work has deeply altered the way she moved and perceived the body. After witnessing her personal transformation, she felt a strong urge to share this practice with as many people as possible.
FATHOM HIGH's main goal is to 'unlock' movement patterns by delicately destabilizing them, so that new possibilities become accessible. By using our inherent neuroplastic ability to rewire and change our habits from the core, we can 'tap' into a deeper, more primal understanding of our body and it's mechanics. Through this process, new movement pathways open, unveiling an ocean of possibilities. The richness within the movement grows and it's quality deepens.
FATHOM HIGH brought me closer to my body, and reconnected me to the basic joy of dancing. This is my personal motivation for teaching - To enable and support others through a similar process. - Meytal.