The Health is an evening-length musical ceremony that imagines health not as a property of individual bodies, but as a vital, cosmic force that flows through all things. It suggests that all matter is both beneficiary and victim of the agency and vitality of The Health. Human, virus, cheetah, zebra, rock, water. The Health incorporates forms drawn from the healthcare industry, diagnostic tests, hold music, meditation music, and places them in an expanded musical, visual, theatrical landscape. It asks: if health were an American religion, what might a proper theology look like? What might a ceremony feel like? A cosmology? The Health celebrates the life force in its weight, silliness, and joy.
Runtime: approx 80 minutes, no intermission.