Summer dj jam

summer dj jam is based on music spinned by a dj, a shared tuning-in, dance and touch. the jam happens each time in a different park. the park is always in central helsinki within easy distance for travel. in case the weather turns bad, the jam will be transferred to eskus – performance center (kaasutehtaankatu […]

Playdate Remote

Playdate Remote was a remote event on Sat 4. 4. 2020 at 5pm – 11pm (Finnish time) which brought forth artistically challenging remote performances, enabled safer situations to experience performing arts in exceptional circumstances and brought people together in new ways. In the context of this event remote performance means performances, which are realized from a […]

Digital Performance

A (slightly) immersive lecture performance about immersion The Center for Everything and the preceding The Lost City Inc. are pioneers of Finnish immersive theatre and game performances. They have been trailblazers in mixing performing arts with both game design and new technologies. The digital has been brought into the discourse in the performing arts during […]

Immersive Theatre Workshop (Follow-Up)

The workshop deepens the dive into immersive performances and game performances. It updates the theory, but focuses heavily on practice. It teaches how to invite the audience to be part of a performance, offers approaches on how to negotiate consent and breaks down some of the most frequently used mechanisms of interaction. A particular focus […]

Constitutive Meeting of The AI Party (FI)

We are living through a global, political, and environmental crisis of unknown proportions and destinations. Our human capacity for governance has demonstrated a long history of failure. With THE AI PARTY initiative we have a chance to formulate and test new approaches to the challenges we face by asking the question: Is it time to […]

The AI Party Launch

We are living through a global, political, and environmental crisis of unknown proportions and destinations. Our human capacity for governance has demonstrated a long history of failure. With THE AI PARTY initiative we have a chance to formulate and test new approaches to the challenges we face by asking the question: Is it time to give another kind of […]

The Real Health Center: A Workshop

This workshop was realised in August 2017.  The workshop teaches theory and especially practice of participatory and immersive performances. Participatory performances point to a wide variety of performances that use f.e. the tools of game design and activism to expand the traditional concept of performance. Immersive performances are usually understood as performances that immerse the […]

The Real Health Center

The world’s first performance with proven health benefits premiered in Helsinki in August 2016 In this health center the doctors are blown away by the beauty of the world and the dead come back alive. Here artists and researchers have designed for you a personal excursion that gives you a chance to heal yourself and […]

Supreme Beings 2015

Supreme Beings was realized in the program of Mad House Helsinki – a live art production house – in 2015. It consisted of workshops for young people, a dance club, a game utilizing the API of Instagram and several performances made by the young people. The core working group was producer, director and dj Sami […]

Expedition Rovaniemi 2013

Expedition Rovaniemi 2013 was realized in co-operation with Dance Theatre Rimpparemmi from Rovaniemi. Production and direction: Sami Henrik Haapala. Media design: Aku Meriläinen. Dancers: Helmi Järvensivu and Anni Pilhjärta. Expedition consisted of two parts: 1) A city game which combined a media artwork utilizing the API of Facebook and a live performance in public space. 2) […]