About Us

The artistic association UNPLUSH was founded in Bern in 2015. Under the artistic direction of Marion Zurbach, it brings together artists from different fields such as dance, theatre, electronic music, visual arts, and poetry slam to explore the vast potential of performative formats. UNPLUSH’ productions are aiming at a broad audience thanks to its diverse formats, artistic collaborations and venues.

Unplush also organises UNPLUSH INVITES, an event format programming electronic music with live performances and AMACLUB, a creative platform for amateur dancers.

In 2018, UNPLUSH has been awarded a three-year support by PRAIRIE, the co-production model of Migros Kulturprozent for innovative Swiss theater and dance companies. UNPLUSH is supported by the Dampfzentrale Bern.

In 2019 UNPLUSH  has been awarded the June Johnson Dance Price.

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© Unplush 2019

Dampfzentrale Bern

Dampfzentrale Bern // 17., 18 April 2020 // 8 pm

“Les promises” is a stage performance created with teenage women who live in the northern suburbs of Marseille. The piece is developed in close collaboration with the performers and aims to highlight the real or imaginary stories that the performers want to tell. 

A wedding, a football field, a rebellious city, the territories where the performers bring us are multiple, rituals or burlesque.  They allow us to approach together the delicate task of definition and testimony.

Les promises: Chaima Hamlaoui, Maria Hassiri, Delphine Maitre, Ilhem Mechentel, Minane Ould Ibbat, Djenna Sekarna

Stage direction: Marion Zurbach in collaboration with the performers
Artistic Assistant: Vittorio Bertolli
Film director: Giulia Angrisani
Sound engineer and composer: Giorgio Gristina, Till Hillbrecht
Film editor and assistant director: Mattia Petullà
Costume designer: Myriam Casanova
Educator and structure: Mouldia Lakhal and Centre social de l’Estaque
Cultural mediator: Nadja Fichter
Light designer: Olivier Famin
Dramaturgical support: Fabrizio Terranova
Œil extérieur: Mathias Bremgartner
Production managment: Martina Langmann
Co-production: Dampfzentrale Bern