Fearghus Ó Conchúir Choreographer and Dance Artist

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August 08, 2023

Abú in The Art of Sport

The Art of Sport
Kilkenny Arts Festival 2023
12 August – 10 October
Butler Gallery, Evans’ Home, Kilkenny

Abú, Fearghus’ work for Step Up 2022, will be screened as part of The Art of Sport, an exhibition curated by Butler Gallery director Anna O’ Sullivan that explores how artists have captured the spirit of sport in their work conveyed through . The exhibition features an eclectic fusion of both Irish and international artists that will populate the Main Gallery with works in disparate mediums such as video, photography, painting, print and sculpture. The exhibition is presented as part of Kilkenny Arts Festival 2023.

August 01, 2023

Step Up Dance Project: Performance of Riverine by Maria Nilsson Waller

Step Up Dance Project 2023
Dance Limerick, St John’s Square
2 and 3 August, 19:30
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‘Riverine’ explores the concept and realities of rivers. Drawing on the vital importance of the river Shannon for the city of Limerick, choreographer Maria Nilsson Waller has worked with the company of this year’s Step Up Project to cast a wider net that examines the idea of flow, of embodying a place and collaborating with nature.

The structure of the piece follows the journey of streams joining together, forming themselves into the River Shannon. In a flow of constantly falling, rolling and circling it hits Limerick under the moonlight, taking inspiration from everyday life and mythology. Eventually it dissolves into the ocean, only to return to land again with the wind and new dawn.

Step Up is a programme of professional development for recent dance graduates from Ireland or based in Ireland. Curated this year by Fearghus Ó Conchúir, it introduces audiences in Ireland to a group of fresh dance talent that will enrich the country’s dance ecology for years to come. Since it began in 2011, the project has helped over 70 talented young dance graduates to bridge the gap between dance education and professional contemporary dance practice, and to assist them in building networks that support a professional career.

Choreographer Maria Nilsson Waller presents Riverine, a Step Up 2023 piece to be premiered at Dance Limerick
Choreography Maria Nilsson Waller
Performed by Ghaliah Conroy, Fionnuala Doyle Wade, Saoirse Lambkin O’Kane, Ben Sullivan and Jessie Thompson
Step Up curator Fearghus Ó Conchúir
Rehearsal director Lucia Kickham
Music Stace Gill and Ross Dowling / The Sei
Costume design Ella Daly
Photography Maurice Gunning
Production management & Lighting design Gearoid O Hallmhurain
Sound engineering Jacob Woulfe
Communications Leonor Miralles

The Step Up Dance Project is a collaboration between Dance Limerick, the Irish World Academy, Dance Ireland and the Arts Council of Ireland.

July 04, 2023

The Space Programme 2023 Paris Edition

The Performance Corporation’s Collaborative Artists Residency
Centre Culturel Irlandais, Paris
24 June – 3 July

Fearghus will be part of Performance Corporation’s SPACE Programme. The programme is a professional development residency for artists and creative technologists with a focus on collaboration across form and medium. This highly successful residency has been delivered by The Performance Corporation in Ireland since 2008. Artists are given the opportunity to explore, re-examine and extend working practices, processes, ideas, partnerships and collaborations without pressure to create ‘product’ within a fixed time frame.

Since 2018, The SPACE Programmes has had a specific focus on augmented, mixed and virtual reality technologies, as well as binaural sound exploration, Motion Capture and more; allowing the artists involved to develop skills in storytelling and immersive interaction in these new and exciting media.

As well as hands-on work with the technology on offer, guest facilitators, artists and cultural leaders from France and further afield will guide the professional development and inter-disciplinary collaborations. Participants will engage with local artists, programmers and cultural leaders, with the aim of engaging with different cultural and artistic contexts, thus opening up new creative horizons and allowing for new connections and collaborations.

June 08, 2023

Festival of Ideas, Centre Culturel Irlandais

Festival of Ideas
15 – 17 June 2023 (10h30 to 22h30)
Centre Culturel Irlandais, Paris
Booking here

As part of the three day festival at CCI, Fearghus will be joining a panel on Irish language and identity chaired by Aoife Ní Ghloinn. Also on the panel are Irish-Nigerian broadcaster Ola Majekodunmi, Professor Fionntán de Brún (Maynooth University) and poet Ciara Ní É. The panel takes place at 1400 on Saturday 17 June

May 07, 2023

Tearmann Aiteach at the Conference of Irish Geographers 2023

Webb Suite
Talbot Hotel
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.

April 20, 2023

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.

March 30, 2023

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.

February 17, 2023

Love Songs – Cork Opera House

22 February, 20:00
Cork Opera House
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Fearghus will be performing in Philip Connaughton’s Love Songs

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”.