Tearmann Aiteach at the Conference of Irish Geographers 2023
17 May 2023
As part of this year’s Conference of Irish Geographers, Fearghus and Isabella Oberländer will be presenting a paper on Tearmann Aiteach/Queer Sanctuaries. The presentation will be one of several in the Art and Geography session titled “Colonial Resilience vs Anticolonial Imaginaries: Collaborative Geographies” chaired by Sarah Lincoln and convened by Rachel McArdle, Zoë O’Reilly, Dean Phelan and Karen Till.
Austin McQuinn in conversation with Fearghus Ó Conchúir
STAC Chapel, Kickham Plaza Davis Road, Clonmel, Ireland
Tuesday, 25 Apr 2023 14:00
Free – Reservations here
Join Artist Austin McQuinn in conversation with Dancer and Choreographer Fearghus Ò Conchùir, about creating Performance work using their own bodies, on their experiences on Residencies, on what influences them and how their individual practices and aspirations converse.
This event follows Imperial Lunatic, McQuinn’s 24hr live-art performance created as artist in residence at STAC Chapel alongside his exhibition Some signs are secret, some manifest.
Dance Frolics – Garth Gratrix
29 March 2023
Towner Gallery, Eastbourne
Fearghus will join Garth Gratrix for a day of dance and frolicking. Garth has generously opened up their residency space at Towner Gallery to make this exchange and dance pleasure possible.
Love Songs – Cork Opera House
22 February, 20:00
Cork Opera House
Fearghus will be performing in Philip Connaughton’s Love Songs
Queer Sanctuary/Tearmann Aiteach at What Next Festival
Performance 2 Triple Bill
What Next Festival
7:30pm 10 February 2023
Dance Limerick Performance Space
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.
Project Arts Centre, Dublin
14 – 18 December
Book tickets here
Fearghus is performing in Philip Connaughton’s, Love Songs “a provocative and seductive new dance work exploring the infinite possibilities of love”.
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.
Dancer from the Dance Festival: Unreeled II
Unreeled II (work in progress
Project Arts Centre, Dublin
13 July 2022, 19:30.
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
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
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.
Step Up Dance Project
April – May 2022
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.