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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Dampfzentrale Bern

Dampfzentrale Bern  // 26., 28 March 2021 // 8 pm

“I smoke a joint… lie down. Heard Boris Charmatz on France Culture radio say, he writes his plays lying down. I’m trying.” Mayra

“Do it Mayra” features the fictional character of Mayra, an artist who is writing her new piece. The performance traces her creative process and focuses particularly on the failed ideas. Through concerts, trash stand-up comedy, hardcore dances and extreme “drama queen” moments, “Do it Mayra” expresses the desires of an artist, facing a neoliberal world.


Concept and direction: Marion Zurbach
Performance: Maria Demandt / Peter Cripps Clark
Sound composition: Giorgio Gristina
Dramaturgy: Vittorio Bertolli
Installation: Arthur Eskenazi
Costumes: Silvia Romanelli
Oeil Extérieur: Mathias Bremgartner

Duration: 1 hour
Languages: English/German/French