30 April - 19 May 2019

  • The Art of Dying

    Photo credit: Rémon Fromont, Jorge León and Thomas Schira


The Art of Dying (Create / Bealtaine Festival)

Dare we speak of the unspoken, life’s challenging frontier – unrehearsed, unknown, often imagined and widely feared? By what means, if any, might we retain some agency over the process of dying? How can art and artists begin a conversation that is often without words?

Create, the Bealtaine Festival and the Dublin Dance Festival invite a panel of artists, philosophers and end of life care specialists to discuss the role of arts practice within the ethical, philosophical and practical realities of this subject.

Create, the national development agency for collaborative arts, seeks to provide a platform for meaningful discussion on all aspects of collaborative arts. Bealtaine Festival celebrates creativity as we age. They partner with Dublin Dance Festival to present a talk connected to wider issues on art and society raised by Jorge León’s powerful film Before We Go, which features choreographer Meg Stuart.

With contributions from Gary Keegan (Brokentalkers), Regina McQuillan (Director at St.Francis Hospice), Muirne Bloomer (Dancer), Jo Bannon (Bristol-based live artist) and chaired by Vincent Woods.


See Before We Go at the IFI, Sun 24 May, 5pm

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