Fearghus Ó Conchúir Choreographer and Dance Artist


The thrilling darkness of an unlit stage becomes the playground of a star who entices, orders and seduces you with his sparkle and shade. Come closer to another étoile who leads you to a glittering ending.

‘The darkest place is often under the light’ – Mary Leland, Irish Times

Starlight from Fearghus O'Conchuir on Vimeo.

Starlight is a new promenade performance that surprises the audience with its unexpected tour through the Firkin Crane – Cork’s iconic home of dance. You’ll have stellar company for the journey: Matthew Morris has danced with DV8, Rex Levitates, Siobhan Davies and in Fearghus’ Match, Niche and Tabernacle; Peggy Grelat-Dupont has danced with the Forsythe Company, Lyon Opera Ballet, Maguy Marin and James Thiérrée. Join these elegant, experienced and enchanting dancers for a dazzling dander.

It’s a mesmerising, joyous work’, Caomhan Keane, entertainment.ie Read review

Starlight is a provocative, beguiling work whose power resides in the performers’ proximity to their audience. They’re so in-your-face that you can smell their sweat. In another discipline, that might be too close for comfort: In dance, it seems just right. Marc O’Sullivan, The Irish Examiner Read review

‘Transformation is the guiding element of a sub-text that questions even as it explores….both Matthew Morris and Peggy Grelat Dupont display their technical and physical assurance.’Mary Leland, Irish Times

Choreographer Fearghus Ó Conchúir in collaboration with the performers
Featuring Peggy Grelat Dupont and Matthew Morris
Lighting Design Paul McCarthy
Sound Design Alma Kelliher

Starlight is produced by Fearghus Ó Conchúir in association with Project Arts Centre for the Cork Midsummer Arts Festival. It grew out of a Blank Canvas residency supported by the Arts Council of Ireland and has been developed with the ongoing support of the Firkin Crane, Project Arts Centre, Cork Midsummer Arts Festival and you, the people who contributed to our Fundit campaign

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