Fearghus Ó Conchúir Choreographer and Dance Artist

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January 25, 2023

Queer Sanctuary/Tearmann Aiteach at What Next Festival

Performance 2 Triple Bill
What Next Festival
7:30pm 10 February 2023
Dance Limerick Performance Space
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As part of a triple bill of performances, Isabella and Fearghus present the next stage of Queer Sanctuary/Tearmann Aiteach with garments by Gregor Pituch and dramaturgy by Luke Pell.

December 12, 2022

Love Songs

Project Arts Centre, Dublin
14 – 18 December
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Fearghus is performing in Philip Connaughton’s, Love Songs “a provocative and seductive new dance work exploring the infinite possibilities of love”.

September 16, 2022

Dance Ireland – Tyrone Guthrie Residency

Fearghus and Isabella Oberländer will continue their research, practice and performance of Tearmann Aiteach/ Queer Sanctuary in a two week residency at Tyrone Guthrie Centre, Annaghmakerrig. The residency is thanks to an award from Dance Ireland that supports artists to focus on the development of a new performance work, either alone or in collaboration.

July 04, 2022

Dancer from the Dance Festival: Unreeled II

Unreeled II (work in progress
Gathering Two
Project Arts Centre, Dublin
13 July 2022, 19:30.
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Following performances at the Dublin Dance Festival, Fearghus and Isabella will perform their work in progress Unreeled II again for IMDT’s Dancer From The Dance: Festival of Irish Choreography. This year, the festival is back to a live setting, gathering the best International and Irish choreographers, teachers, performers, filmmakers in dance, to celebrate all that identifies ‘Irishness’ through the medium of dance.

Gathering Two is a mixed bill featuring an eclectic mix of choreographers including Ruaidhri Maguire, Siamsa Tire with Jonathan Kelliher and Jimmy Hickey and Fearghus Ó Conchúir with Isabella Oberlander.

Duration: 75 mins

May 14, 2022

Abú – Step Up Dance Project

University of Limerick GAA Pitch, The Pavilion, Thursday 26 May | 18:00
Ahane GAA Club, Friday 27 May | 20:00
Admission Free
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Abú is a shout of support and wish for flourishing. Drawing on Gaelic games and the communities involved in them, this year’s Step Up Dance Project presents a choreography to celebrate the commitment, care and passion it takes to make a strong team. The dance honours not only the stars on the pitch but also the people who aren’t always visible and aren’t always included. Developed with input from individual players and teams in Limerick and powered by new music from award-winning rapper, producer and songwriter MuRli, Abú brings dynamic performances from these early-career dancers onto the pitch and into the heart.

April 20, 2022

Step Up Dance Project

April – May 2022
Dance Limerick

Fearghus is creating work for the Step Up Dance Project based at Dance Limerick and UL (and in partnership with Firkin Crane, Dance Ireland and the Arts Council). The project for early-career dance professionals aims to connect participants to the range of practices and practitioners that make up Ireland’s dance ecology and to the international networks of dance in which we operate. It is focused on developing artists as performers while recognising the creativity necessary in the performer’s work. This year’s creation connects the Step Up Project to the GAA community in Limerick.

April 05, 2022

Creative Brain Week

Moving the Body-Brain, Moving the Brain-Body
13 March, 13:00-14:00
Naughton Institute, Trinity College Dublin

Dance artists, activists and scholars, Paul Modjaji and Fearghus Ó Conchúir share a conversation about the legacies of trauma carried in our bodies. Drawing on distinct but related cultural histories, Paul from South Africa and Fearghus from Ireland explore how a process of sharing movement might help us transform embodied trauma. The presentation will involve conversation in words and movement.

April 05, 2022

Dancing More Wisely: Firkin Crane

Firkin Crane Cork

Over January, February and March, Fearghus will be with Annie Hanauer, Olga Zitluhina, Wanjiru Kamuyu and Daniel Abreu as part of a long term research project called Dancing More Wisely. The project asks what do we need to know and do now if we envisage dancing all our lives. The research time is hosted by Firkin Crane, Cork and supported by iPortunus mobility funding

February 20, 2022

Pethau Bychain

From February to March 2022, Fearghus will be the #PethauBychain curator for Wales Arts Internationalcampaign to amplify the wellbeing messages of Wales’cultural sector on a global stage. Doing the small things/ pethau bychain can make a difference in our communities across Wales, to our planet, and our own wellbeing. The featured content will be gathered here.

December 17, 2021

Dancing More Wisely Residency

January and February 2022
Firkin Crane, Cork

With the support of i-Portunus mobility funding and Firkin Crane’s hosting, Fearghus has curated a series of residencies with fellow artists Daniel Abreu, Annie Hanauer, Olga Zitluhina and Wanjiru Kamuyu. The focus of the residencies is to initiate a conversation in movement and words about what it means and what it takes to dance more wisely. What does continued dancing help us to know about ourselves and each other? What kind of dancing will sustain us individually and collectively? Theses