Artist in Residency Walthamstow Wetlands
Fearghus has started his six-month residency as the first dance artist in residence at the Walthamstow Wetlands, Europe’s largest urban wetland nature reserve. During the residency, Fearghus will engage with the theme of refuge, examining the Wetlands as a site of sanctuary for humans and non-humans, for regular and for passing inhabitants. You can read more about his evolving response to the residency in the blog posts on this website.
The Shadow of the Táin at The Model Sligo
My next performance is as part of Lorcán MacMathúna‘s reinterpretation of this ancient Irish epic, An Táin. Lorcán has written a song cycle in the sean nós style and has assembled a group of brilliant traditional musicians (Martin Tourism, Eamonn Galldubh and Daire Bracken) to accompany him. We’ll be using Louis LeBrocquy’s illustrations of An Táin from The Niland Collection as an inspiration and a backdrop for the performance.
Fearghus appointed Artistic Director of National Dance Company Wales
National Dance Company Wales have today announced the appointment of their new Artistic Director, Fearghus Ó Conchúir.
Fearghus will take up his new position in the autumn (2018) joining Chief Executive, Paul Kaynes at the helm of Wales’ leading dance organisation to continue developing dance in all kinds of settings with all kinds of people, across all the Company’s work, locally, nationally and internationally.
Residency Centre Culturel Irlandais and La Briqueterie
I’m Roger Casement on ARTE
Centre Culturel Irlandais and La Briqueterie Residency
Match screening at Tate Liverpool
As part of her Against Ordinary Language> gym-inspired installation at Tate Liverpool, Sarah Browne has curated a programme of artists’ films, including Match.
Sarah’s installation runs 20–26 NOVEMBER 2017 AT 10.00–16.50, TATE LIVERPOOL
Match will be screened 24 NOVEMBER
I’m Roger Casement at Cork Film Festival and Irish Film Festival London
Upcoming screenings of ‘I’m Roger Casement’
As part of GAZE’s programme of Irish Short’s on tour, I’m Roger Casement will be screened at the Irish Reels Film Festival in Seattle. (4:00pm: Saturday, 30th September, SIFF Film Center).
It will also be part of Lightmoves Festival of Screendance (4:00pm, 4th November/ Dance Limerick). The screening will be followed by an interview with Fearghus and with fellow Irish choreographers, David Bolger and Áine Stapleton who will talk about their engagement with history in their recent screen works.
‘I’m Roger Casement’ screening at GAZE LGBT Film Festival
Sunday 6 August, 6:30pm
Lighthouse Cinema, Screen 1, Smithfield, Dublin
I’m Roger Casement will be screened as part of this year’s GAZE film festival. It will be shown alongside a selection of the best Irish LGBT short films, celebrating the development of queer film in Ireland since the festival began 25 years ago.