About Us

Unplush’s members come from different artistic fields, such as dance, visual arts, costume design, video and music. Together we create interdisciplinary performances to shape situations which are inspired by topics that challenge us.

Our shows are exploring unusual and playful ways of performing. Our favourite aesthetics (victims) are baroque or futurism falsely idealized. Unplush’s shows generate a special atmosphere: somewhere between discomfort and hilarity, somewhat comparable to the feeling of being stared at in the dark, by a teddy bear.

We also like to contribute to inter-collaborations among artists, by offering to performers or musicians to participate in our events called “Unplush Invites”. In this vision, the Unplush community intends to use its network to create a programming that reflects its interest in electronic music as well as entertaining and challenging performances.

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dampfzentrale bern

Dampfzentrale Bern, 14 & 16 December 2017, 8 pm

Flipper, the famous dolphin from the eponym TV show, was played by a female dolphin named Kathy. In an interview, her trainer Rick O’Barry narrates that the animal, suffering from her condition, committed suicide in his arms. From this testimony, the piece FLIPPER presents an investigation, staging three performers who play respectively the roles of Kathy, Rick O’Barry and an investigator. The aim of FLIPPER is to shed light on the implication of the different characters in Kathy’s tragedy. For this, the story will be observed through different assumptions presented by the performers with the support of animated illustrations. By this mean, the piece opens a game of different perspectives on Kathy’s life. Through various hypotheses on the real or fictional cycle of events, the piece gets hold of and frees the characters and the audience from their illusions.


Concept and staging: Marion Zurbach

Performance and choreography: Eve-Marie Savelli, Johnny Lloyd, Peter Cripps Clark

Assistant choreographer: Vittorio Bertolli

Concept and video: Matteo Taramelli

Music: Henrry Bonnet

Costumes: Myriam Casanova

Lights: Jonas Bühler

Installation: Valentina Brković & Marion Zurbach

Production: Yannique Müller/Dampfzentrale