The Real Health Center (Pilot)
The Real Health Center is the world's first performance with scientifically proven health benefits. The Real Health Center combines new live art, high-level scientific research and an enchanting performance whose value can be judged with clear scientific indicators.
The Real Health Center is the world’s first performance with scientifically proven health benefits. The Real Health Center combines new live art, high-level scientific research and an enchanting performance whose value can be judged with clear scientific indicators.
In other words: Finally a performance that clearly articulates what good it does for you.
The performance happens while strolling outside in the lovely summer air and combines scientific information about the body with gentle physical interaction. The Real Health Center has come about due to a pressing need to free knowledge from the dusty lecture rooms and send it to smell the grass in a park in June and to transform it from unhealthy sitting to multisensory experience.
In addition to the scientific dimension the performance uses what’s most fundamental in art: Through experience the knowledge is absorbed with the whole body. By the experiential dimension the performance is able to approach life more comprehensively than science can ever imagine on its own. And in the end the performance finally reaches – like all art – to someplace else, to somewhere where no-one has gone before quite this way.
We are searching for funding for a pilot with a larger project aimed to happen in 2015. The pilot is its own artistic whole which is possible to experience only by participating in this campaign.
You can read more about the scientific and artistic background for the project in The Real Health Centre FB page (link in the sidebar).
Concept and performance: Sami Henrik Haapala and Jaana Irmeli Turunen
Photos: Marko Mäkinen. In the photos: Sami Henrik Haapala and Anna-Maija Terävä.
Wed 4.6, Thu 5. 6., Fri 6. 6., Sat 7. 6., Wed 11. 6., Thu 12. 6., Sat 14. 6., Wed 18. 6.,
Thu 19. 6. and on Midsummer Nights Eve on Fri 20. 6. All performances at 7pm.
The pilot starts on Sun 18. 5. and its climax will be celebrated on Sun 15. 6. with a psychosomatic brunch at Lepoinstituutti in Sörnäinen, Helsinki.
The funding 5000 e. that we are searching for will guarantee the work of two professional artists for one month, the pay for the costume designer and her materials, the costs of graphic design, the payments for the consulting work of healthcare professionals, set design and props.
You are warmly welcome to help us in creating a more ecological performing art, to create new production systems for art and to enjoy the summer with all of your six senses!
Sami and Jaana