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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labor

What would we do if we were offered the possibility to bring to life our every ambition?

LABOR proposes a word in witch technology can offer extreme enhancement of ones’ personality. The dance piece is presented as a showcase in which Labor – a wellness company – introduces its latest procedures. This institute appears first as an absurd enterprise but develops to show sadistic control over its employees used both as experts and guinea-pigs. The piece is a wink to a dystopic, science fiction word, but also addresses the very present topic of mankind’s dependency and enthusiasm for technology.

LABOR got the award “ACT-BAD Bilbao” at the Act Festival in Bilbao in May 2017.

Choreography: Marion Zurbach

Performers: Irene Andreetto, Maria Demandt, Peter Cripps Clark, Fhunyue Gao

Music live: Fhunyue Gao

Duration: 40 minutes

Première: 9 September 2016, Mad Scientist Festival in Natural History Museum of Bern