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Pausing

  • Sat 12.04.14 20 h

The starting point for ›PAUSING‹ by Ioannis Mandafounis and May Zarhy is the idea that the existence of a movement, much like the essence of poetry, cannot be consistently explained or defined by reasoning. Yet we are continually surrounded by movement that can guide, intrigue or touch us. ›PAUSING‹ negotiates the liminal space between dance and movement, between imaginary scenes and momentary realities. Together the performers create a personal account of intimacy and invite the audience to pause and encounter the ephemeral for but a short moment.


Before the performance, the artists are offering a warm-up at 19.00 h for everyone who’d like to join in and gain an insight into their choreographic practice through simple exercises. No previous experience or special clothing required! Following the warm up there will be a break for refreshments before the performance starts.


Concept, stage set, performance: Ioannis Mandafounis, May Zarhy

Artistic assistant: Elpida Orfanidou

Light: Jean-Michel Broillet

Technical director: David Kretonic


Production: Association Cie Projet 11


Supported by: KAT, City of Geneva, Republic and Canton of Geneva, Nestlé Foundation for Arts, Hellerau - European Centre for the Arts Dresden, Ernst Göhner Foundation, les Fonds Mécénat SIG, Modul-Dance in the framework of the Culture Program of the European Union


Studio support: Company Neopost Ahrrrt, studio 44/Company Gilles Jobin


Co-production: Théâtre de l’Usine (Geneva), Theaterhaus Gessnerallee (Zurich), Dampfzentrale (Bern), Kaserne Basel, Südpol Luzern (Lucerne), Théâtre Sevelin 36 (Lausanne)


Supported by: Fonds Doppelpass - an initiative of the German Federal Cultural Foundation


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