Fearghus Ó Conchúir is an independent choreographer and dance artist. Brought up in the Ring Gaeltacht in Ireland, he completed degrees in English and European Literature at Magdalen College Oxford, before training at London Contemporary Dance School.
In addition to his own choreography, he has danced for other companies such as Adventures in Motion Pictures, Catapult Dance Company, Ciotóg, Claire Russ Ensemble and Arc Dance Company, where he was assistant to the choreographer, Kim Brandstrup.
He was the first Ireland Fellow on the Clore Leadership Programme and continues to contribute to the programme as a facilitator and speaker. He is a current Board member of The BBC Performing Arts Fund and of Dance Digitial and a former board member of Project Arts Centre, of Create and of Dance Ireland. He contributes to Imeall, TG4′s flagship arts programme. He is one of the choreographers supported by modul dance, the network of European dancehouses and by the E.motional Bodies and Cities programme.
His major creative preoccupation has been the relationship between bodies and buildings in the context of urban regeneration, a preoccupation that has manifested itself in film and in live performance in Europe, the US and China. In 2011, he has premiered Tabernacle at the Dublin Dance Festival and toured the work across Europe. He has also collaborated with photographer Dan Dubowitz to make a film-based installation in response to the Martello Towers of England’s East Coast. Bodies and Buildings – a solo exhibition of his dance film work – took place at Rua Red Gallery. In 2012, he premieres a new work Starlight at the Cork Midsummer Festival and begins work on Cure, a new dance commission for 2013.
Fearghus is part of Project Catalyst, the Associate Artist initiative of Project Arts Centre.
‘Ó Conchúir has an intellectual restlessness that pulls him in different directions, but his sure-footedness, … will ensure his ideas continue to be communicated limpidly’ Michael Seaver, Ballet Tanz Yearbook 2006
Michael Seaver writes about Fearghus in The Irish Times – Read Article