UNPLUSH builds its projects as sites for contact, dialogue and speculative research.
Since 2015, UNPLUSH has been presenting performances, organising clubbing events and workshops in dance and choreographic writing. With its vast collaborations, formats and venues, UNPLUSH is actively involved in the swiss cultural scene and produces for a broad audience.
The company proposes works that result from the dialogue between people participating in the productions. The meeting between individuals with different life experiences or of different ages is seen as a stimulus for reflection and solidarity in artistic creation.
Under the artistic direction of Marion Zurbach, the performers work from their connection to a theme, with their imagination and history. Between myth and realism, tragedy and humour, UNPLUSH observes constructions, existential strategies or non human life forms. A reflection on our conditionings, our struggles and what a space of speculation like the stage can produce.
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.