PAUSA is a calm and empty moment to be fulfill by movement and ideas. The collective invite artists to propose ideas, research on them, experiment, play and develop them in order to create a performance or something that can be share with an audience.


PAUSA  en  movimiento  was  born  in  2008  with  the  project Prohibido Jugar supported  by Fondo  Estatal para la Cultura y las Artes,  Morelos, Mexico (Local Fund for the Culture and the Arts)  and  Secretaría de Cultura del Distrito Federal (Ministry of Culture). The collective is especially interested in taking contemporary dance to alternative  spaces  and  audiences  in  streets,  public  squares, schools,  prisons  or  theatres;  as  well as to  collaborate  with  artists from  different  disciplines.  It  is  also  interested  in  building  deep social and artistic links  with local  communities  by  exchanging knowledge and  experience through workshops and classes.

CICLOS 2016 Choreography: Paula Rechtman Performers: Alejandra Aparicio Y Diego Basantes or Paula Rechtman Original music: Juan Pablo Villa Live music: Juan Pablo Villa or Leika Mochán Lightingn design: Patricia Bravo Set design: Paula Rechtman Costume design: Miguel Gamero Length: 14 minutes Worried for the ecological current state of the planet, this piece creates three moments: global warming, CO2 production and territorial invasion by humans, which little by little had expand to affect every other kind of life in Earth. These worries are translated into movement, sound and choreography accompanied by a wheel in constant movement that represents time passing. Ciclos was created for the XXXV Choreographic Prize INBA-UAM, Guillermo Arriaga 2016 held at Teatro de la Danza, CDMX. i Chihuahua: II Contemporary Dance Platform 2016. i Morelos: VII International Dance festival, Morelos Tierra de Encuentro. 2016.
CATACLISMO (del absurdo y la necedad...) 2014 Choreography: Paula Rechtman and Hugo Molina with creative input from Yuridia Ortega Performers: Paula Rechtman, Yuridia Ortega and Hugo Molina Original music: Cris Van Beuren and Juan Pablo Villa Multimedia: Moisés Regla Lighting design: Patricia Bravo Set design: Azucena Ortega Costume design: colectivo Pausa en movimiento Length: 20 minutos This piece presents ironic thoughts about daily life and its comfort necessities within everyday. Comfort of body and mind which not longer serve basic necessities but most important invented and acquired ones, like immediate communication and continuous construction of a virtual self. Cataclismo (del absurdo y la necedad...) was created for XXXIII Premio Nacional de Danza Guillermo Arriaga 2014. It has been presented in: i Cuernavaca: Ocampo Theatre and F4Libre. 2014. i Oaxaca: International Dance Showcase MIDO. 2015. i Mexico City: Benito Juárez Theatre within the program of the theatre system from Mexico City Government, and Salón de Danza, UNAM (National University). 2015.
DE CAMINO AL AHORITA 2011 Choreography: Paula Rechtman with creative input from the dancers Performers: Emiliano Cruz, Amaury González and David Leone Sound Design: Bernardo González Music: El toro gacho – Conjunto de arpa grande de la región de occidente, Sol redondo – Eugenia León, The clap – Nortec collective, Desarraigado – Comunidá Matanga, La frontera – Lhasa de Sela and Cumbia gabacha – Súper grupo Colombia Lighting design: Marlene Cortés Dance – theatre commission by Raúl Dorantes based on his script De camino al ahorita. De Camino al Ahorita talks about migration, especifically the migration that occurs between Latin America and the US. The piece portrays various points of view around this social phenomenon from a human perspective: a comical, ironic and surrealistic situation in which an encounter between three characters, each of them in a different stage of their migration process, occurs in the middle of the desert. Using the metaphoric language of dance, the piece conveys what it means to cross a physical dessert looking for better opportunities of life, but also what it means to cross an internal dessert called identity, what it means to discover oneself during a migration. De Camino al Ahorita was commission for a tour in Chicago in 2011 having performances in various universities and cultural centers. In Mexico it has been presented in: i Tequisquiapan. 2012. i San Luis Potosí. 2012. i Mexico City: Festival Puro Teatro organized by IMSS (Mexican Social Health Service). 2011.
ENTRE LÍNEAS 2009 Origianl idea: Paula Rechtman Choreography and performance: Alejandra Aparicio, Emiliano Cruz, Amaury González, Ángela Muñoz, Beatriz Navarro and Paula Rechtman Original Music and performance: Leika Mochán and Los Gavilanes de Analco Voices: Mauricio Córdoba, Leika Mochán and Andrei Rodríguez Set design and installation: Paula Rechtman and David Muñoz A multidisciplinary piece which includes dance, voice, music and installation in an alternative space taking inspiration and adapting itself to each space in which is presented. Its structure is based on the idea of the straight line as a way of relation between the space and its inhabitants. It is also inspired by the city Ersilia described by Italo Calvino in his book Invisible Cities. The line as something that divide us, point us, order us, surround us, connect us in an imperceptible way that overcomes everything we do in daily life. We incorporate the line in every action: construction, measurement, time, habits, paths, etc. With this piece we present an intricate wave of lines being construct between performers and audience; offering at the end an exit to an empty space from where is possible to look back at the waving patterns and recognise each other in it. Entre Líneas was premiered in 2009 at University Cultural Centre, UAEM (State University of Morelos) in Cuenravaca, Mexico.
PROHIBDO JUGAR 2008 Original idea: Paula Rechtman Choreography: Emiliano Cruz, Paula Rechtman, Sheila Rojas and Karina Sánchez Alternative Cast: Alejandra Aparicio, Hugo Molina and Jazmín Rivera Original Music: Daniel Chávez Video and technical support: David Muñoz Costume design: Talía Baker Inspired by the relationship between everyday life and its surrounding spaces: the movement was drowned from three public spaces in Mexico City, codified, transformed and delivered in a choreography for a theatre "neutral" space. It was also performed at the original spaces as an intervention performance seeking to inspire a more intimate and creative way of inhabit them. Prohinido Jugar was created in 2008 with the support of Fondo Estatal para la Cultura y las Artes, Morelos, Mexico (Local Fund for the Arts), it toured extensively in squares, parks and prisons of Mexico City promoted by the program Rescatarte by Secretaria de Cultura del Distrito Federal (Ministry of Culture). During 2008 was invited to the festivals: i Fotografest, Cuernavaca. i International Dance Festival, Morelos, Tierra de Encuentro. Cuautla. i Feria del Barro. Tlayacapan.
LA MÁS TRANSPARENTE 2013 Choreography and performance: Paula Rechtman and Amaury González Live music: Bernardo González and J.L. Alexis Rivera playing valonas, gustos and sones from Michoacán and Guerrero Lighting design: Marlenne Cortés Texts: Amaury González Images on video: Lekha Naidú Set design: colectivo PAUSA en movimiento How can I maintain coherence in my body when bodies, images, rumors and unexplainable realities surround it? How to keep living when survival has become just a matter of luck? How to survive in a country paralyzed by fear? The title La más transparente is an ironic way of calling the current Mexican moment. It is inspired on the famous novel La región más transparente by Carlos Fuentes. La Más Trasparente was born from the solo Al despertar la mañana by Paula Rechtman and was premiered for the Festival Solo Danza by IMSS (Mexican Social Health Service). It has been presented in: i Cuernavaca; F4Libre. 2013. i Mexico City: Sergio Magaña Theatre within the program of the theatre system from Mexico City Government 2014. Festival Nueva Danza Nueva Música 2015.