Surviving or Thriving? Panel Exchange
25 March 10:30am
Chaired by Dr Maureen Gaffney, with guest speakers choreographer and dance artist Fearghus Ó Conchúir, choreographer and dance artist Catherine Young and choreographer David Bolger.
From Waterford Healing Arts Trust in partnership with the Arts Council.
Part of an online series of panel discussions, workshops and resources seeking to strengthen resilience, restore confidence and promote connectedness across the arts sector.
Adm free but booking essential. Book your place for the Dance Strand here.
Live captions are available for this event.
Click here for info about the entire Surviving or Thriving? programme.
Body and Movement Workshops Micro Rainbow International
Fearghus is part of the Creative Team working with Micro Rainbow International to run Body and Movement Sessions with LGBT refugees and asylum seekers in the UK. A new phase of the project begins in January 2021 with the support of the Paul Hamlyn Foundation to embed and make sustainable the valuable work. The Creative Team of dance artists, teachers and choreographers comprises Stephanie Schober, Oluwaseun Olayiwola, Takeshi Matsumoto and Jamieson Dryburgh. The project is part of Micro Rainbow’s Social Inclusion programme and is an enduring legacy of The Casement Project under whose auspices Fearghus initiated the work.
Reflecting, Rehearsing, Connecting
As we aim for 2021, the idea of describing what’s next doesn’t seem entirely helpful. It’s hard to know what’s next, but I know that with restrictions on movement set to continue into the New Year, what I will do is reflect, to practice dancing and to connect to others doing that.
Residency Centre Culturel Irlandais
In October, Fearghus takes up a residency at the Centre Culturel Irlandais in Paris where he will reconnect with his solo practice and with a network of dispersed collaborators to inform the next phase of his creative development.
On 1 October he will also chair a roundtable on new approaches for the pandemic era organised by FICEP, a network of international cultural centres and institutes based in Paris.
And on 2 October, he will take part in the Irish element of the IETM Multi-location 2020 event, where he will be in conversation with performance makers, Gary Keegan and Maeve Stone.
Fearghus is one of the eight recipients of this year’s Hatch award by Dance Ireland. The award offers dance artists space and time to think, to reimagine and to rebuild. It comes at an important moment in Fearghus’ development as he draws on his diverse experience as a dance artist to respond to the new context we’re all facing. He’ll be documenting his research on his blog.
Fearghus appointed Deputy Chair of the Arts Council
In January 2019, The Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Josepha Madigan, T.D appointed Fearghus Deputy Chair of the Arts Council / An Chomhairle Ealaíon.
Fearghus appointed to the Arts Council of Ireland
The Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Josepha Madigan, T.D. has announced the appointment of Fearghus to the Arts Council. He has been appointed alongside novelist, Sinead Moriarty and visual artist, Mark O’Kelly
I’m Roger Casement Screening for Dublin Pride 2018 at Google
Thursday 28 June, 18:00-21:00
at The Foundry@Google, Gordon House, Barrow St, Dublin
As part of the events marking the start of Pride week in Dublin, Google Dublin is hosting a screening of the GAZE on Tour 2017 programme of Irish LGBT short films, including I’m Roger Casement. The film was part of The Casement Project and as well as touring in the GAZE 2017 programme, has been broadcast on RTÉ, screened at film festivals and streamed on ARTE.
Tickets are free but booking is essential. Find out more here
Artist in Residency Walthamstow Wetlands
Fearghus has started his six-month residency as the first dance artist in residence at the Walthamstow Wetlands, Europe’s largest urban wetland nature reserve. During the residency, Fearghus will engage with the theme of refuge, examining the Wetlands as a site of sanctuary for humans and non-humans, for regular and for passing inhabitants. You can read more about his evolving response to the residency in the blog posts on this website.
The Shadow of the Táin at The Model Sligo
My next performance is as part of Lorcán MacMathúna‘s reinterpretation of this ancient Irish epic, An Táin. Lorcán has written a song cycle in the sean nós style and has assembled a group of brilliant traditional musicians (Martin Tourism, Eamonn Galldubh and Daire Bracken) to accompany him. We’ll be using Louis LeBrocquy’s illustrations of An Táin from The Niland Collection as an inspiration and a backdrop for the performance.