2023: Future Retrospectives
Science Gallery, Dublin 9:30 – 17:30, 4 April
Our communications guru, Annette Nugent and I will give presentations on The Casement Project at The Arts Council’s 2023: Future Retrospectives symposium. This symposium offers The Arts Council and artists an opportunity to engage with the arts community, the academic community, the media and the wider public on the role that art plays in commemoration. Lian Bell, our project manager on The Casement Project will be talking too about her transformative work on Waking the Feminists.
The symposium will comprise of a series of panel discussions, short lectures, and performances from diverse voices including artists Louise Lowe and Una Kavanagh, Áine Phillips, Garrett Phelan, Dan Colley and Annemarie Ní Chuirreáin, Chair of Culture Ireland Mary McCarthy, communications consultant, Annette Nugent and scholars, Dr Ellen Rowley, Professor Emily Mark Fitzgerald and Dr. Mairéad Enright. The symposium will feature a keynote address by Deborah Shaw, Head of Programming at the Historic Royal Palaces, UK, who commissioned the landmark, large scale installation of poppies at the Tower of London, Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red.
Television Premiere of I’m Roger Casement
RTÉ One, January 17 2017, 11:10pm and RTÉ Player
The Casement Project culminates with the broadcast of I’m Roger Casement on RTÉ One television. Directed by the award-winning Dearbhla Walsh, and filmed on Banna Strand where Casement was captured in 1916, this short film continues The Casement Project into 2017 and beyond, bringing it to an even wider audience.
Ar an Satharn an 3 Nollaig 2016 ceiliúrfar athbheochan na Gaeilge le céad bliain anuas mar chuid de Chlár Comórtha 1916 atá eagraithe ag na sé Cheanneagraíocht Gaeilge le chéile i gcomhpháirt le Foras na Gaeilge. I measc na n-aíoanna speisialta beidh an t-aisteoir Diarmuid De Faoite mar fhear an tí, bunsaothar ón ngrúpa ceoil Preabmeadar (Lorcán Mac Mathúna, Daire Ó Bracáin agus Éamonn Ó Galldubh) le cóiréagrafaíocht coimisiúnaithe go speisialta ó Fhearghus Ó Conchúir agus an cláirseoir mór le rá, Síle Denvir ó Ghaeltacht Chonamara. Beidh an tUachtarán Mícheál D. Ó hUigínn ina aoi oinigh.
On Saturday, December 3rd 2016, in the presence of President Higgins, the Irish language will be officially celebrated through Féasta 100, one of the main closing events of the 1916 commemorative year. Fearghus will perform alongside other Irish-speaking artists, including Lorcán Mac Mathúna and Síle Denvir who have also created important commissions for the Ireland 2016 programme. Actor, Diarmuid de Faoite will be fear a’tí for the event.
Butterflies and Bones: The Casement Project at Tanzmesse
Following Casement’s global itinerary, The Casement Project’s next outing is at Tanzmesse 2016, in Dusseldorf, Germany. Taking part in an open studio showing at this international biennial dance showcase, Fearghus and the performers will present an extract of Butterflies and Bones and participate in this largest of professional gatherings for contemporary dance. The Casement Project‘s involvement in Tanzmesse is thanks to the support of Culture Ireland.
2 September, 5pm
Premiere of Butterflies and Bones: The Casement Project
It’s finally here. We premiere Butterflies and Bones: The Casement Project at The Place, London this weekend.
11 June, 8pm
12 June, 4pm
Hospitable Bodies: The Casement Symposium
As part of the Conversations aspect of The Casement Project, a hundred years after the execution of Roger Casement, Hospitable Bodies: The Casement Symposium brings together academics and artists to discuss the body and the nation, particularly in relation to Casement’s legacy and the work of contemporary artists. Curated by choreographer, Fearghus, the symposium programme will weave together lectures and discussions with work-in-progress from Butterflies and Bones: The Casement Project.
The British Library and The Place, London
The Casement Project in rehearsal
A History of Stone, Origin and Myth – EVA International
A newly commissioned film work “A History of Stone, Origin and Myth” 2016, by Megs Morley and Tom Flanagan features choreography and performance by Fearghus. The film is installed in the Cleeves Factory, Limerick as part of EVA International “Still (The) Barbarians” curated by Koyo Kouoh.
The installation runs 16 April to 17 July
Behind the scenes of The Casement Project – Tocht Festival of Dance
Especially for the Tocht Festival of Dance, Fearghus brings the audience behind the scenes of The Casement Project, currently being created in Ireland and the UK. This work-in-progress presentation includes live performance by Fearghus, video and an opportunity for questions and conversation about this ambitious project. A particular focus is Féile Fáilte, one of the five major elements of The Casement Project that will take place on Banna Strand on Saturday 23 July in partnership with Siamsa Tíre and Kerry County Council.
Residency Le Pacifique
21-25 March, Fearghus will be in residency at CDC Le Pacifique, in Grenoble. In addition to preparing for the next set of The Casement Project rehearsals at The Place in April, Fearghus will teach daily professional class and give a workshop for dance teachers as part of Le Pacifique’s Erasmus+ project, REFELX