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Funeral For 2020: guided sound journey

Workshop by The Indigo Project

After a horror year, we all need some healing. Let go of 2020 and imagine a better future in this unique, immersive listening ceremony led by The Indigo Project's Mary Hoang and composer Rich Lucano (Phondupe).

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Keeping you safe

  • The Sydney Opera House is registered as a COVID Safe business with the NSW Government.
  • Face masks are required for all patrons aged 12 years and over while inside our theatres and foyers, including during the performance. To avoid waste, we ask that you and your guests please bring your own masks.
  • As you move around the Opera House, practise physical distancing (1.5 meters whenever possible) and follow the guidance provided by our staff and signage.
  • Within venues, always take your allocated seat.
  • There are new COVID-specific conditions of entry for audiences attending performances, including the digital check in of every person for contact tracing purposes. This includes the circumstances under which you must not attend the Opera House, and what’s required of you when you visit. Please read about them here.

“The Indigo Project makes mindfulness matter through music...(it) takes people by surprise with its emotional effects.” 

Sydney Morning Herald

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Tune in to sound. Process the past.

2020 saw the world unite in collective grief as our dreams were simultaneously interrupted. This contemporary sound bath is an opportunity to process the baggage that we hold from the chaos of the past year. Join founding psychologist of The Indigo Project, Mary Hoang & composer Rich Lucano (Phondupe) in a symbolic funeral for 2020 - a sensory, sonic journey of letting go.

Combining modern psychology, live ambient music and mindfulness, take a colourful adventure through your mind as you are guided through a soundtracked ceremony. Process, listen, recover and clear a path for your future; free from the weight of the past.

More about...

Mary Hoang creates transformational experiences grounded in psychology and music to help people heal and evolve. As the founding psychologist of The Indigo Project, Mary is tearing down the walls of traditional psychology and finding inventive ways to help people navigate life.

Collaborating with composer Rich Lucano (Phondupe), the pair create moving audio installations in the form of contemporary rites of passage, exhibiting at The Indigo Project’s Surry Hills HQ, Vivid Sydney and AGNSW.

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Venue Information

Our venues are currently operating at reduced capacity (75%) with a minimum of one empty seat between groups along a row.

Tickets for All About Women are being sold in a single seat chequerboard pattern with every other seat remaining vacant. At all times, we will do our best to support your needs, but please bear in mind that this will be subject to the restrictions in place at that time.

Please help us to maintain safety by wearing your mask at all times inside the venue, remaining in your allocated seat and facing the stage. Please be aware that guests seated in your row may need to walk past you to get to their seat.

Our foyers will be open 60 minutes pre-show for Joan Sutherland Theatre performances, and two hours pre-show for Western Foyer venue performances. Refreshments will be available for purchase from our theatre bars, and should be consumed while seated in specific foyer spaces to maintain physical distancing. Drinks purchased at our theatre bars can also be taken into venues for most performances. Please note that unless advised otherwise, theatre bars will not be open during intervals. Drinking water is available at all times.

Transport options

  • We encourage you to use private transport options to minimise crowding on public transport (in line with NSW Government advice).  
  • The Sydney Opera House Wilson car park is open and available to use. Wilson Parking is currently offering a $10 discounted rate if you book ahead, please see their website for details.
  • Please check the Transport NSW website for the latest advice and information on travel and COVID-19 safety measures. You can catch public transport (bus, train, ferry) to Circular Quay and enjoy a 6 min walk to the Opera House. 

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