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

Tojo Theater Bern

Tojo Theater Bern // 5,.6,.7,.  December 2019 // 8 pm

FLIPPER, the hero from the eponymous TV show is played by a female dolphin named Kathy. In an interview, Kathy’s trainer Rick O’Barry states that the animal suffering from captivity, committed suicide in his arms. From this testimony, FLIPPER presents an investigation of the tragedy. FLIPPER combines different artistic media such as dance, theatre and graphic visuals to present contrasting views of Kathy’s story to the audience in a tragi-comic way.

With Eve Marie Savelli, Johnny Lloyd, Peter Cripps Clark
Concept and choreography: Marion Zurbach

With the support of SWISSLOS/Kultur Kanton Bern, Kultur Stadt Bern, Pro Helvetia – Schweizer Kulturstiftung, Migros-Kulturprozent, Stanley Thomas Johnson Stiftung, Burgergemeinde Bern