Photo: Marko Mäkinen
Sami Henrik Haapala and Olli Kontulainen in the participatory performance ’The Real Health Center’ (2016).

NIVEL#11: Resonant Impulses - published now

The second artistic part of an artistic research doctoral thesis
by Sami Henrik Haapala has been published in the NIVEL publication series.

Resonant Impulses is a research exposition that opens up performing in immersive and participatory performances. This is the first time web exposition is presented as an artistic part at Theatre Academy. The exposition exposes a performing technique for immersive and participatory performances and a training method based on play testing. The training method aims at a constant open development of technique together with an audience. 

NIVEL is publication series published by the Performing Arts Research Centre (Tutke), Theatre Academy.

Haapala has been researching for their doctorate at the Theatre Academy since 2013. The first artistic part of their research was an immersive and participatory performance ’The Real Health Center’ (2016). The third and final artistic part will be realised later this autumn in the form of a series of play tests. In the series of play tests, performers are Sami Henrik Haapala, Anna Valpuri, Laura Sorvari and Suvi Leppänen. 


You can access the exposition directly at


More information about the series of play tests:

Website of Sami Henrik Haapala: