by Mandafounis & Zarhy

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.

Just as the essence of poetry cannot be explained, one cannot always find a mental logic to reason the existence of movement. And still, movement exists. Movement can guide, intrigue or touch us. PAUSING floats in the space between dance and movement, shifting between imaginative scenarios and glimpses of reality. The duet Mandafounis / Zarhy creates a personal account of intimacy, inviting us to touch the ephemeral for just a slight moment and to PAUSE there.


Creation 2012

Conceived, staged & performed by Ioannis Mandafounis & May Zarhy
Artistic assistance Elpida Orfanidou
Light Jean-Michel Broillet
Management Mélanie Fréguin

Production Cie Projet 11

Supported by KAT, The City of Geneva, The Republic and State of Geneva, The Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia, Nestlé for Art foundation, Ernst Göhner foundation, The Patronage fund S.I.G., Modul-Dance in the framework of the Culture Program of the European Union.
In cooperation with Théâtre de l’Usine Genève, HELLERAU – European Center for the Arts Dresden, Theaterhaus Gessnerallee Zürich, Dampfzentrale Bern, Kaserne Basel, Südpol Luzern, Théâtre Sévelin 36 Lausanne, in the frame of the fonds des programmateurs / Reso-Réseau Danse Suisse, and the support of Pro Helvetia.
Residency Cie Neopost Ahrrrt, studio 44/Cie Gilles Jobin



- Technical Rider


Pausing ON TOUR
22 shows, 12 theaters, 12 cities, 4 countries

6-9 june 2012, Théatre de L’Usine (Premiere), Geneva, Switzerland
2-3 november 2012, Hellerau Festspielhaus, Dresden, Germany
10 february 2013, Kaserne Basel, Swiss Dance Days, Basel, Switzerland
23-24 february 2013, Gessnerallee, Zurich, Switzerland
1-2 march 2013, Südpol | Musik Tanz Theater, Luzern, Switzerland,
8-9 march 2013, Théâtre Sévelin 36, Lausanne, Switzerland
10 april 2013, CDC Toulouse, Toulouse, France
19-20 april 2013, Centre Culturel Suisse, Paris, France
24 july 2013, Kalamata Dance Festival, Kalamata, Greece
23-24 october 2013, Kunstlerhaus Mousonturm, Frankfurt, Germany
12 April 2014, PACT Zollverein, Essen, Germany
20-21 November 2014, CND, Paris, France