Interdependence at Lightmoves Festival, Limerick
Oiche Chultúir – Culture Night on TG4
Fearghus will be one of the artists featured in a special programme on TG4 for Culture Night 2021
To celebrate Culture Night 2021, TG4 visits some of the Gaeltacht areas to meet musicians and artists and get a flavour of the rich tapestry of arts and culture in the Gaeltacht areas. Alongside a performance by Fearghus recorded on the beach in Ring, where he grew up, the programme will feature Gaeltacht vignettes including Caitlín Nic Gabhann playing music in Amharclann Ghaoth Dobhair; and Diane Ní Chanainn with Meitheal Cholmcille; Caoimhe & Séamus Ó Flatharta singing at An tSeanchéibh in An Spidéal. It will also feature some poetry from Dairena Ní Chinnéide agus Cathal Ó Searcaigh. The visual artist Cathal Mac Fhionnghaile will join us from Inis Bó Finne and we will hear from a new generation of musicians and composers with Ensemble Mhúscraí in Baile Bhuirne.
Fearghus appointed Chair of UK Dance Network
3 September 2021
The UK Dance Network is today announcing the appointment of Fearghus Ó Conchúir as its new Independent Chair.
UKDN is a space for collaboration: a gathering place for dance organisations with similar or shared missions, a platform for peer learning and support and exchange of ideas and intelligence, and a conduit for information and opportunities.
Read more here
Dancer from the Dance Festival 2021
Thursday, 8 July, 19:30 IST
As part of this year’s Dancer from the Dance Festival. Fearghus will be showing Cliabh, a short dance film that draws on and sends out lines of connection to a community around the world. The Dancer from the Dance Festival by John Scott Dance Company/IMDT is a programme of performances, talks, workshops and classes from a diverse group of international artists connected to Ireland.
I’m Roger Casement at the Butler Gallery, Kilkenny.
Monday 21 June – Friday 2 July
For Pride in Kilkenny 2021, the Butler Gallery is screening an array of recently acclaimed and award winning short films representing a cross section of LGBTQ life and creativity from Ireland and overseas. Among the films is I’m Roger Casement, created with award-winning director Dearbhla Walsh for broadcast on RTÉ as part of the The Casement Project in 2016.
DANCE DIGITAL: Baden-Württemberg and South Wales connect
Wednesday, 16 June 2021. 10am – 12pm (GMT) ONLINE
Clwstwr and MFG Baden-Württemberg explore the opportunities that digital innovation presents to dance and hear from dancers about their experiences of making work during COVID-19.
Register for the online event here
Studio Light Moves/Open Futures 2021 Residency
June to October 2021
Ten dance and digital artists, including Fearghus and collaborator Rob Eagle, have been selected to take part in a new initiative of the Light Moves Festival, aimed at investing in and nurturing creative process and enquiry in dance, technology and screen-based dance practices. It is a partnership between the Light Moves Festival, Dance Limerick and The Digital Media and Arts Research Centre (DMARC) at the University of Limerick. The residencies encompass choreographic approaches, machine learning, liveness, augmented reality, smart textiles, performance and real-time processes.
The Open Futures 2021 Artists are (in their groups): Georgia Tegou and Kristina Pulejkova, Eva Baumann and Michael Tuttle, Fearghus Ó Conchúir and Rob Eagle, and Ruairí Ó Donnabháin, Róisín Berg, Julie Phelps and Sorcha Hassett. Scroll down to meet the Artists.
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.