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The Festival of Death and Dying

Melbourne

  • hoto of Dean Walsh at the Mortality Performance Night.
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The Festival of Death and Dying focuses on some interesting questions. Is death a finality or simply part of a continuum? Dance with the greatest unknown when the two-day Festival of Death and Dying comes to Melbourne for the first time.

The Festival of Death and Dying focuses on some interesting questions. Is death a finality or simply part of a continuum?

Dance with the greatest unknown when the two-day Festival of Death and Dying comes to Melbourne for the first time.

The Festival of Death and Dying brings workshops, performances, talks and ceremonies on a huge range of topics, including Share My Coffin with performance maker Allan Schacher, Dressing for Death with fashion designer Pia Interlandi, and End of Life Dreams and Visions with palliative care doctor Michael Barbato.

The festival is part of a broader social change surrounding death, which includes “green” burials, not-for-profit funeral homes and death midwifery. These encompass the notion that proximity to death can make us feel alive, and that life and death are not separate, but intertwined.

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Cost

Adult
All inclusive $179 (low income), $275 (regular income), one day $125

Entry cost ($): $125.00 - $179.00

Accessibility

Disabled access available, contact operator for details

Suitable for guests with sufficient mobility to climb two or three steps, but would benefit from fixtures and fittings to aid balance

Suitable for guests who depend on the use of a wheelchair in a seated position at all times

Suitable for guests with high support needs who uses a hoist and always travel with a carer

Suitable for guests with a hearing impairment, from mild hearing loss to profoundly deaf