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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Mrs Red, Miss Green and Mister Blue are in the garden. What happens next? I don’t know, because you are in control! Do you want to see the past, or the future? Think about it, time is ticking!”

Fried Air is an interactive show. The Master of Ceremony coordinates the play and its characters. At every plot twist he gives the viewers the opportunity to vote between two options. By voting, each audience member becomes responsible for the sequence of events and for the future of the characters. 

Fried Air is a satire about the quest of happiness in a simplistic and stereotypical model. With humour it staged intrigues and dementia in a conformist suburban environment. The stage is built in a stylised model, manly composed by plastic elements. A game of size-disproportions is used to contrast a realistic image and to highlight the absurdity of the piece.

Concept and staging: Marion Zurbach
Performance and choreography: Irene Andreetto, Vittorio Bertolli, Fhunyue Gao, Andri Schenardi/Johannes Dullin
Set design: Stefanie Liniger
Video installation: Matteo Taramelli

Premiere, 20 June 2015, Dampfzentrale, Bern
Duration: 30 to 60′
Spoken languages: English & German