Meytal's choreographic work is an evolution of nine years of a personal physical research. My research began after encountering the Feldenkrais method. The goal of this research was to see how key principles from the feldenkrais method can be applied into dance. The fusion of those two disciplines led to slowly build a very specific, detailed body practice. The main goal of this practice has been to 'unlock' movement patterns by delicately destabilizing them, so that new movement pathways become accessible. This process became the foundation of Meytal's choreographic work, as she started developing solos works and to construct a unique and personal body-movement language. « Today I feel excited to bring this body of knowledge to my meeting with other dancers. With respect to their personal statement I wish to collaborate with others and see how to keep this practice ever evolving, molding and alive. »
Concept and Direction : Meytal Blanaru
Production : danscentrumjette
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Born in Israel in 1982, Meytal Blanaru is a Brussels based dancer, choreographer and the founder of the movement technique Fathom High. Since 2008, Meytal has been developing a personal, ongoing movement research that deeply altered the way she moved and perceived the body. She uses the Feldenkrais method as a departure point & inspiration. Her curiosity to create a fusion between Feldenkrais and dance led her to slowly build a very specific, detailed body practice. Since moving to Europe in 2009, Meytal Blanaru has worked with, among others: Lisi Estaras/"Les ballets C de la B", Damien Jalet/"Eastman" Dance Company, Roberto Olivan, Samuel Lefeuvre, Clara Fury and Martin Kilvady. In 2013, she assisted Damien Jalet in his creation Yama for the Scottish Dance Theatre.
In 2014, her Solo creation AURORA was selected out of over five hundred competing applications to the prestigious platform Aerowaves. Her group creation We were the Future will premiere in Theatre les Brigittines in 2018. Meytal Blanaru is also a certified Feldenkrais teacher. She is devoted to the promotion of the Feldenkrais method into the dance community. As a part of this initiative she teaches Feldenkrais in La Raffinerrie, danscentrumJette, P.A.R.T.S, as in Salzburg Experimental Academy of Dance, where she will also choreograph her next group piece. Meytal Blanaru is currently a home resident and a partner in danscentrumJette.