About Us

Unplush was founded in 2015. Since then, the company has proposed several artistic productions, inside and outside the frame of theatres’ infrastructures, both in Switzerland and internationally. The company Unplush brings together artists from different fields such as dance, visual arts, video and music.

The work of the Unplush company is the result of the collaboration of different artists directed by Marion Zurbach. The artists gather their efforts around unconventional topics, to address a wide range of audience though humour and physicality in order to challenge interdisciplinarity and established moral values. Over the three years of its existence, Unplush has carried out two other projects in parallel with the Company. These initiatives reflect the wish of the company to address different kinds of audiences, by being present not only as performers, but also as pedagogues and curators.

With “Unplush Invites”, Unplush develops a particular approach to the concept of “hosting” by inviting very diverse audiences to participate to unique events curated by the Unplush Invites collective.

“Amaclub” is a platform that aims to give space to amateur dancers to learn and improve technical skills in contemporary dance and to express their personal emotional universe through creative work.

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my box

From the heights of the pedestal, the statue wakes up. Its body loosens up, the stone becomes softer, it seems almost human, a woman. Taking her pedestal along, she sets out to conquer new territories.

“Hello there, I come to invade you. Please do not show any resistance, I come to set you free! Admire the expertise of my empire, its science, its mastery of form, volume, opportunities. Acknowledge me as your master, let me collect, two, three things, and my empire will be yours.”

The statue is the representation of a civilisation; its myth. The empire often uses the statue to justify its desire for domination. The statue is the model, the gift for the conquered. It can profile perfectly the faces of power and plays its role with excellence. Never it could imagine that the empire will do without it. This is the story of a fall.

Or a hallucination.

maria demandt

Choreography: Marion Zurbach

Assistant: Vittorio Bertolli

Performance: Luciana Croatto/ Maria Demandt

Duration: 17 minutes

Premiere: 12 mars 2015, Theater Treffpunkt, Stuttgart