Take a break for stillness and reflection;
a weekly service of music, dance, poetry, prose, and silence.
Different performers each week from the Bates community.
Wednesday evenings in the Chapel, 9:00-9:30 p.m.
Stay for chai and cookies!

{Pause} coordinators Doug Welsh '14, Natalie Shribman '14, and Grace Glasson '14 deliver opening words.

2013-2014 {Pause} Coordinators Doug Welsh ’14, Natalie Shribman ’14, and Grace Glasson ’14 deliver opening words.

This week at {Pause}:
Nov 5: Maddie McLean ’17, music and Gavin Schuerch ’18, poetry

Upcoming at {Pause}:
Nov 12: TakeNote, a cappella and Beau Sperry ’15, poetry
Nov 19: Samreen Fatima ’16, Bollywood dance
Dec 3: Merimanders, a cappella

Past Performers:
Sept 17: Jackson Whitehouse ’17, guitar/voice
Sept 10: Divyamaan Sahoo ’17 and Duncan Reehl ’17, guitar/melodica/voice and Bridget Feldmann ’16, poetry
Sept 24: Fiona Robins ’15 and Lila Chalabi ’15, folk music
Oct 1: Tomisha Edwards ’15, dance
Oct 8: Members of OutFront perform for Coming Out Week
Oct 22: Chase the Fiddlers, music
Oct 29: Max Pendergast ’15, Julia Eyman ’15, and Laura Franke ’15, singing and Julia Dunn ’16, poetry

Read an article here about {Pause}!

And here!
Video from {Pause}
The theme for the Dec. 8 {Pause} was “war and peace.” This brief video includes songs performed by Amna Ilyas ’13 of Faisalabad, Pakistan, and poetry read by Erica Long ’12 of Augusta, Maine.

2013-2014 Performers:
May 14: Emma Timbers ’14, cello and Offerings by Pause Fellows Grace Glasson ’14, Natalie Shribman ’14, and Doug Welsh ’14
May 7: Bates Dancers with Rachel Boggia and Carol Dilley
April 30: The Manic Optimists
April 23: Creative Writing thesis students present original works: Matthew Goldfarb ’14, Tessa hathaway ’14, Kayla Hertz ’14, Emma Timbers ’14
April 2: Seba Martinez-Miranda ’15, mixing music
March 26: Julia Ofman ’15 and Izzy Koyama ’16
March 19: The Deansmen
March 12: Jackson Whitehouse ’17, guitar/voice
March 5: Thomas Koshy ’14, improv rap and spoken word poetry
February 26: Lila Chalabi ’15, Bridget Feldmann ’16, and Fiona Robins ’15, folk music; Original Poetry by Bridget Feldmann ’16
February 12: The Crosstones
February 5: Samreen Fatima ’16 and Ramya Ghantasala ’15, Bollywood dance
January 29: Catherine Strauch ’14 and Kelsey Berry ’16, vocal duo
January 22: Niccolo Bigagli ’17 and Divyamaan Sahoo ’17, guitar/melodica/voice
January 15: Brendan Davidson ’14, improv piano
January 8: Grace Glasson ’14, ukulele/voice
December 4: Dynasty
November 20: TakeNote
November 13: Robert Farnsworth, poetry
November 6: Merrill Brady ’14 and Lily Rogers-Grant ’17, violin duet
October 30: Becky Schwartz ’16, flute
October 23: Teddy Rube ’16, folk music
October 9: Katie Ailes ’14, Mary Anne Bodnar ’16, and Mariya Manahova ’14, dance with Brendan Davidson ’14, piano; stories from Detmer Kremer ’16, member of OUTfront
October 2: The Merimanders
September 25: Chase the Fiddlers
September 18: January River, folk music

2012-2013 Performers

2011-2012 Performers

Contact the student {Pause} coordinators if you would like to perform at {Pause}! We welcome musical performers, poetry readers, dancers, and more. We’d also like to experiment with showing visual art. – Barbara VanDerburgh, Julia Ofman, Brennen Malone