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.
Frequently collaborating with artists and experts from other disciplines, he is a champion for what dance can help us understand about how we live in the world. His film and live performances, presented around the world, create frameworks for audiences and artists to build communities together. His latest work, The Casement Project, was one of the Arts Council’s National Projects for Ireland 2016 and was also part of the Ireland 2016 International Programme and of the 14-18now programme of WWI Centenary Art Commissions.
In 2018, Fearghus was appointed Artistic Director of National Dance Company Wales
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, coach and speaker. He is a current Board member of The BBC Performing Arts Fund and a former board member of Project Arts Centre, of Dance Digitial, of Create and of Dance Ireland. He was a reporter for Imeall, TG4′s flagship arts programme. He was one of the choreographers supported by modul dance, the network of European dancehouses and by the E.motional Bodies and Cities programme.
Fearghus is one of the founding Associate Artists at Project Arts Centre. He gained his PhD at the Geography Department in NUI Maynooth with the support of an IRC Employment-based Scholarship.
‘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