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.
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.
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
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.
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
Residency Centre Culturel Irlandais, Paris
In November and December, Fearghus returns to Paris for a final instalment of his residency at the Centre Culturel Irlandais.
Uilinn, West Cork Arts Centre, Skibbereen
24 October, 20:00
Unreeled is a concert of dance and conversation about connections. Hosted by choreographer Fearghus, with ISL interpretation, the evening will feature solos made by Fearghus during 2020 and 2021 that can finally reach their audiences. Fearghus will be joined by dance artist Isabella Oberlander who will perform a work Fearghus made for her to bring memory and hope into the present moment. You can expect beautiful dance, warm chat and a chance to think about what it means to connect with each other and with what we’re missing.
Unreeling – Tipperary Dance Platform
Tipperary Dance Platform
9 October 2021, 16:30
Kickham Barracks Church, Clonmel
As part of the Spotlight Ireland 2021 programme, Fearghus presents Unreeling (work in progress)
Dancing to connect so that solitary isn’t lonely.
Out of isolation, Fearghus dances a solo to connect, to show the connections that we’re made from, that sustain us, and to welcome the connections that will help us grow. He’s dancing so that solitary isn’t lonely.