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from image to feeling

from idea to sensation

from rhythm to quality

from intellect to intuition.

to observe while feeling

to be moved while touching

to wander while wondering

to follow the way while pausing.

Pausing explores the unfragmented body that moves for movement’s sake. This piece floats between dance and movement, shifting between imaginative scenarios and glimpses of reality. The duo Ioannis Mandafounis / May Zarhy creates a personal account of intimacy, inviting us to touch the ephemeral for just a slight moment — and pause there.

Conceived, staged, performed by:

May Zarhy, Ioannis Mandafounis

Artistic assistance: Elpida Orfanidou

Production: Association Cie Projet 11

Light: Jean-Michel Broillet

Production of:

Association Cie Projet 11


KAT, la Ville de Genève, la République et Canton de Genève, la Fondation Nestlé pour l’Art, Hellerau - European Center for the Arts Dresden, la Fondation Ernst Göhner, les Fonds Mécénat SIG, Modul-Dance in the framework of the Culture Program of the European Union.

Studio residency: Cie Neopost Ahrrrt, studio 44/Cie Gilles Jobin

In the frame of the fonds des programmateurs / Reso-Réseau Danse Suisse, and the support of Pro Helvetia, in cooperation with Théâtre de l’Usine Genève, Theaterhaus Gessnerallee Zürich, Dampfzentrale Bern, Kaserne Basel, Südpol Luzern, Théâtre Sevelin 36 Lausanne


6 - 9.6.2012 | Théatre de L’Usine, Geneva Switzerland

2 - 3.11.2012 | Hellerau Festspielhaus, Dresden Germany

10.2.2013 | Kaserne Basel, Swiss Dance Days, Basel Switzerland

23 - 24.2.2013 | Gessnerallee, Zurich Switzerland

1 - 2.3.2013 | Südpol, Luzern Switzerland

8 - 9.3.2013 | Théâtre Sévelin 36, Lausanne Switzerland

10.4.2013 | CDC Toulouse, Toulouse France

19 - 20.4.2013 | Centre culturel suisse, Paris France

24.7.2013 | Kalamata Dance Festival, Kalamata Greece

23 - 24.10.2013 | Künstlerhaus Mousonturm, Frankfurt Germany

12.4.2014 | PACT Zollverein, Essen Germany

20 - 21.11.2014 | CND, Paris France


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