In a brightly lit common space, we discover a trio of dancers and a guitarist on the edge of the stage who starts playing saturated notes, elongated in time. The starting point of this piece is a childhood memory buried deep within the body of Meytal Blanaru who grew up in a kibbutz in Israel. Fragments of this childhood, of life organized in community, reappear years later while she is an adult and living in Brussels.


WE WERE THE FUTURE is a gentle exploration of what constitutes us, the changing and always malleable substance of the memories we create. At Meytal's side, Gabriela Ceceña and Ido Batash plunge into the realm of memory as explorers of interior states that they share with us with great sensitivity.


In close proximity, we are

ourselves invited to navigate

through the substance of

fleeting memory, in a piece

where the presence of the

performers becomes

a photosensitive film

of our own










The winner of the French CDCN Co-production 2018 -



Concept, choreography and Performance: Meytal Blanaru

Created & performed by Gabriela Cecena, Ido Batash, Meytal Blanaru

Live Music: Benjamin Sauzereau

Dramaturgy: Olivier Hespel 


Arts management agency Bruxelles 


Les Brigittines,  La Briqueterie - CDCN du ValdeMarne, Théâtre Jean Vilar de Vitry-sur-Seine, ACDCN ( Art Danse - CDCN Dijon Bourgogne, La Briqueterie - CDCN du Val-deMarne, La Manufacture - CDCN, Le Gymnase / CDCN, Le Pacifique – CDCN Grenoble-Auvergne RhôneAlpe, 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 support of Wolubilis and the Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles - Service de la Danse , SACD. 









"Undeniably Singular" - Les Inrockuptibles

"Strong and Hypnotic... Completely Ghostly and Fascinating"  - Le Bien Public

"Very well written... A piece of Beautiful Intelligence" -

Photos by: Leif Firnhaber Pinos