UNPLUSH is a transdisciplinary art association with dance and performing arts at its core. It brings together artists from various fields such as electronic music, visual arts, dance, performance and graphic design.
The association is organized in three branches which produce different creative formats while sharing common artistic visions. UNPLUSH Company is dedicated to the production of performances, dance and theater pieces, while HEPTEKA is a collective that organizes transdisciplinary events and AMACLUB is a platform for amateur dancers.
With its vast collaborations, formats and venues, Unplush is actively involved in the swiss cultural scene and produces for a diverse audience.
UNPLUSH company was founded in Bern in 2015, by a group of professional dancers with the goal to experiment with new ways of working and being creative together. Since then, the company has welcomed artists from different fields in order to explore the vast potential of transversal performative formats.
In 2017, it expanded and developed into UNPLUSH association, where first AMACLUB and then HEPTEKA emerged. These new branches were created to deepen the exploration of new spaces of encounters.
In 2018, UNPLUSH was awarded a three-year support by PRAIRIE, the co-production model of Migros-Kulturprozent for innovative Swiss theater and dance companies.
In 2019, UNPLUSH won the June Johnson Dance Prize.