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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of humans and other artifacts

Of Humans and other Artifacts is a dance and theatrical piece for five dancers accompanied by an electronic musician. The artistic aim of the piece is to look over the irrational relationship humans perpetuate with their creations, leaving space to the topic to resonate in its fears and fascinations. The piece is divided in four tableaux, which introduce through rituals or imitation games different physical approaches to a functional, affective and magical human self-identification. Each tableau develops through the expression of uncommon characters, such as a Chinese mythology goddess, a mermaid, over-sized chorus children, mariachis, cosmonauts and more.

Concept and choreography: Marion Zurbach

Performance and choreography: Irene Andreetto, Maria Demandt, Fhunyue Gao, Vittorio Bertolli, Peter Cripps Clark

Music: Henrry Bonnet, Fhunyue Gao (live music with Theremin)

Costumes: Myriam Casanova

Video installation: Matteo Taramelli

Light design: Jonas Bühler