Tony Wolf

Tony Wolf

Tony Wolf

I am here to reimagine...

how we, as rational humans, may learn to use the facts of death to better appreciate life.

My Story

I'm a writer and a largely retired teacher/choreographer, originally from New Zealand and now resident in Chicago, USA. I've never been satisfied with the modern, mainstream Western take on mortality. During the late 1990s and early 2000s I staged several large-scale performance pieces inspired by the Dia de Muertos and Danse Macabre traditions, prototyping a counter-cultural statement of the s...
I'm a writer and a largely retired teacher/choreographer, originally from New Zealand and now resident in Chicago, USA. I've never been satisfied with the modern, mainstream Western take on mortality. During the late 1990s and early 2000s I staged several large-scale performance pieces inspired by the Dia de Muertos and Danse Macabre traditions, prototyping a counter-cultural statement of the simple, profound message - "remember death, and therefore seize the day". More recently I've been doing a deep-dive into the emerging Alt-Death/death positivity movement and have been investigating "new" secular practices inspired by those themes. I enjoy connecting with others who don't believe in magic nor ghosts, but who do take them seriously.