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
a photosensitive film
of our own
The winner of the French CDCN Co-production 2018 -
WE WERE THE FUTURE
Concept, choreography and Performance: Meytal Blanaru
Created & performed by Gabriela Cecena, Ido Batash, Meytal Blanaru
Live Music: Benjamin Sauzereau
Dramaturgy: Olivier Hespel
DIFFUSION & PRODUCTION
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" - toutelaculture.com
Photos by: Leif Firnhaber Pinos