We were the future (2019)

Meytal Blanaru


I remember just one sentence from my childhood: you live alone on a small piece of land, on an island called a kibbutz, in the middle of an ocean of land... My creative approach very much revolves around that feeling, which I constantly try to evoke again, to reconnect with something that happened to me then but that I never fully understood.” Meytal Blanaru

Scientists have discovered that the details of a memory are changed every time we play them back in our minds. What if we were just a collection of fleeting moments? How can we refer to the past to define who we are, if we cannot trust our memories? A bare stage set in the centre of a lit space, with the audience sitting around it. Nearby, three dancers and a musician. Relying solely on the expressiveness of their body and instrument, on their physicality and their commitment, together, they try to create a landscape, the landscape of a memory...


Concept and choreography Meytal Blanaru
Creation Ido Batash, Gabriela Ceceña, Meytal Blanaru Performance Ido Batash/Wai Lok Chan, Gabriela Ceceña, Meytal Blanaru
Live musicBenjamin Sauzereau
Dramaturgical advices Olivier Hespel
Co-production Les Brigittines, La Briqueterie - CDCN du Val-de-Marne, Théâtre Jean Vilar de Vitry-sur-Seine, A-CDCN (Art Danse - CDCN Dijon Bourgogne, La Briqueterie - CDCN du Val-deMarne, La Manufacture - CDCN, Le Gymnase / CDCN, Le Pacifique – CDCN Grenoble-Auvergne Rhône-Alpe, CDCN Atelier de Paris, Pôle Sud - CDCN Strasbourg, La place de la danse CDCN Toulouse - Occitanie, La Maison CDCN Uzès Gard Occitanie, L'Echangeur - CDCN, Les Hivernales - CDCN, Touka Danse CDCN Guyane)
With the support of
Wolubilis, DansCentrumJette, Garage 29, Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles - Service de la Danse

Executive production
La Briqueterie - CDCN du Val-de-Marne

Photo Leif Firnhaber Pinós