Upotapia Personnel

PERSONNEL OF PREMIERE Artistic director: Samee Haapa Other members of the working group: Anna Wegelius, Krista-Julia Arppo, Jonna Eiskonen, Henna Mäki-Filppula, Joonas Outakoski, Jenni Räsänen, Tommi Uniluoto, Topias Toppinen, Inna Huttunen, Oscar Dempsey, Louis Crevier, Olga Kastemaa, Eero Tahkola, Marko Mäkinen, Sara-Maria Heinonen, Siiri Seppelin, Iida Kukkonen, Mira Ihanus and Georgi Varavko. Production support: Arts […]

Upotapia FAQ

Do I need to read all this text before I can come to the performance? No : ) These are here to help if you feel you need more information. If you don’t, you can just come and enjoy. You will also get all the necessary information on location. What kind of performance is this? […]


Kuvassa on käsivarsi  kuvattuna alhaalta teräksistä kaasukellon kattorakennetta kohti.

Energy flows from the world into a meter. It flows from crystals, workers, you, me, touch, carbon monoxide, hydrogen and power. From the meter the energy flows back to the world transformed. In this moment of flow, the old, present and future gasometers blend. In this moment, the meters measure the energy of the dead, […]

Eco Village

There are green potatoes on a white background, edited so that they look a like cells under a microscope. Eco village is written on bold black font on top of the image.

Digital performance Eco Village is a coproduction of Bombina Bombast and Sydhavn Teatern, premiering in May 2023 in Malmö in cooperation with Center for Everything. Samee Haapa, the artistic director for Center for Everything, has participated the production as a researcher consulting especially in the questions regarding to consent in participatory performances. Eco Village is […]

Blindfold Jam (Berlin)

The next Blindfold Jam in Berlin: Sat 28. 10. 2023, 7pm – 10pm  Sight as a sense defines greatly all our action – and also how we experience dance. And still most of dance is something totally different – experiencing movement, feeling the movement and sensing oneself, others and the world we are immersed in. […]

Sensory Jam

The following Sensory Jam will be held on 18.3.2023 at 7pm-11.00pm. Sensory Jam is life with all of your six senses. It’s a jam with multisensory experiences including taste, smell, touch, movement in space and everything else you can possibly imagine. As a starting point we are blindfolded when experiencing. We provide blindfolds for everyone. […]

BDSM and Performance Workshop

The next workshop will be held on 4. – 5. 3. 2023. The workshop presents BDSM techniques to practitioners of performing arts and techniques of performing arts to BDSM practitioners. BDSM is a term combining bondage and sadomasochism. For BDSM practitioners the workshop gives tools of contemporary dance, contemporary theatre and live art in order […]

Upotapia (Playtest)

The Center for Everything is testing a new immersive performance set to premiere in 2023 by opening it for a playtest lasting two weeks in the beginning of June 2022. In the heart of the work are the simultaneous processes of blooming and withering. Upotapia is an immersive performance that develops the young field of […]

Critical Co-Creation

First presented in the Zip-Scene Conference in Budapest, Hungary 1. 10. 2021. Photo: Marko Mäkinen from ‘lim’. In the photo one audience member with a golden mask.  Grounding If we start by briefly looking at the situation where this paper is presented, it looks like a proscenium-arch theatre setting. There’s a presenter in front on […]


A person moving in a dim space with fluorescent light cable over their shoulder.

Theatre Academy Helsinki has organised a lecture series titled ‘Decolonising Embodiment’ held on Zoom during the autumn 2021. The last lecture on Wednesday 8.12.2021 at 18.00 (EET) is opened to the public in co-operation with the University of Huddersfield (UK) and The Center for Everything (FIN). The lecturer is Ni’Ja Whitson. Ni’Ja Whitson is a […]