Health Special. Sami Henrik Haapala: The Real Health Center & Valtteri Raekallio: Neuromaani

“- A hydrogen atom is a hydrogen atom.
– Well we have decided to believe so.
– Okay…
– I mean of course you can say so but…
– So we operate on this level. I categorically disagree.”

Esitysradio experienced two immersive performances that connect to the subject of health.

The Real Health Center by Sami Henrik Haapala and group, “the first performance in the world with a verifyable health impact”, was performed in the public space and urban forest of Helsinki 12th-21st of August 2016. The Real Health Center was in the program of the University of Arts Helsinki and a part of Haapala’s doctoral thesis.

Valtteri Raekallio’s multidisciplinary Neuromaani , based on a novel by Jaakko Yli-Juonikas, is being performed in the Maria Hospital in Helsinki from August 20th to September 24th 2016. Neuromaani is in the program of Helsinki Festival and is co-produced by Zodiak Center for New Dance and Raekallio Corp.

In discussion with Haapala and Raekallio is Tuomas Laitinen. Discussion in Finnish.