Encounter of Dance and Drawing Performance at Project Space #3 Centre Culturel Irlandais
Centre Culturel Irlandais, Paris
Thurs 7 March 2024
Opening/Vernissage from 6.30pm to 9pm
Exhibition open until 7 April:
For the opening of CCI’s Project Space #3, Fearghus will perform with visual artist Gabriel Schmitz in an event of live dance and live drawing. Throughout the first half of 2024, in the run-up to the Paris Olympics, the CCI’s main exhibition room is transformed into an evolving space dedicated to experimental projects: installations, performances and conversations will follow one another over the weeks and months in order to explore the links between artistic and sporting expression.
The Project Space will also feature Fearghus’s GAA-based dance video works, Match and Abú
Micro Rainbow presentation at NSCD CONFERENCE 2024
Northern School of Contemporary Dance CONFERENCE 2024
ARTS & CITIZENSHIP: MOVING & BELONGING
Thursday 11th January 2024 – Friday 12th January 2024
As part of the NSCD Conference on Arts & Citizenship, Fearghus and Micro Rainbow Dance Ambassador, Lister will present on the Body and Movement programme for LGBTQ+ refugees and asylum seekers. The programme was initiated as part of The Casement Project and has developed into a Paul Hamlyn Foundation funded four year programme with NGO Micro Rainbow, in London, Birmingham and Cardiff, led by a group of LGBTQ+ dance artists.
This conference seeks to address how notions of arts citizenship can bring new agendas to research.
Abú at Lightmoves Festival
Short Films Programme 2: Imprints
November 10 2:30pm
Dance Limerick, St. John’s Church, John’s Square
As part of Lightmoves Festival 2023, Abú will be screened alongside five short films.
Tearmann Aiteach/Queer Sanctuary at Tipperary Dance Festival
Tearmann Aiteach/Queer Sanctuary
National Dance Platform Ireland Showcase
Tipperary Dance Festival
STAC Chapel, Davis Road, Kickham Plaza, Clonmel
17:00, Fri Oct 13, 2023,
The National Dance Platform Ireland showcases performances by emerging and established Ireland-based artists. This year, Zoë Ashe-Browne, Magdalena Hylak, Isabella Oberländer & Fearghus O Conchuir, Liz Roche, Amir Sabra and John Scott are all invited to showcase an extract of a piece, or work in progress of their brand new work.
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.
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
‘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.
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.
Festival of Ideas, Centre Culturel Irlandais
Festival of Ideas
15 – 17 June 2023 (10h30 to 22h30)
Centre Culturel Irlandais, Paris
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
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.