FATHOM HIGH Workshop
10.00h - 13.00h
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 recondition 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.
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. This process is the foundation of her choreographic work, that has been developing since 2008 through her Solo and collaborative works.
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 500 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 received scholarships from the America - Israeli cultural fund (2001 - 2005), and in 2005 won the Israeli cultural department's prize for selected performing dancers with the 'Vertigo' dance company. Her artistic work has been supported by 'Associazione mosaicodanza' (Italy - Inside/off program), 'The Suzzane Dellal Center' (Israel - 'Shades of dance' program) and 'Danscentrumjette' (Belgium - The Spider Project). Meytal's work is represented by the artists agency SEVENTYSEVEN, together with a selected group of Brussels based choreographers. She is currently a home resident and a partner in danscentrumJette.