About Us

The artistic association Unplush was founded 2015 in Bern. It proposes interdisciplinary productions inside and outside the frame of theatres in Switzerland and abroad. Under the direction of Marion Zurbach, the company brings together artists from several fields such as dance, theatre, electronic music, visual arts, graphic design and poetry slam, to explore the vast potential of performance formats. Unplush also organises UNPLUSH INVITES, an event format merging 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.

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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