Cure, Fearghus O'Conchuir, Firkin Crane, Cork, 2013. (Photo: Marcus Lewandowski)
The Casement Project is a choreography of bodies and ideas that takes place across multiple platforms and national borders. It dances with the queer body of British peer, Irish rebel and international humanitarian, Roger Casement. It asks: Who gets to be in the national body? How could the national body move? An award-winning creative team, a cast of internationally-acclaimed performers and contributors from beyond the arts, join choreographer Fearghus Ó Conchúir to create five interconnected ways for people to be involved in the project: a stage performance, a celebratory festival of dance, a dance-film, an academic symposium and a series of engagement opportunities that welcome participation by a diversity of people.
Fearghus Ó Conchúir
Brought up in the Ring Gaeltacht, Fearghus completed degrees in English and European Literature at Magdalen College Oxford, before beginning a career as a choreographer. Frequently collaborating with artists and experts from other disciplines, he is a champion for what dance can help us understand about how we live in the world. His film and live performances, presented around the world, create frameworks for audiences and artists to build communities together. In the past year, he toured his dance work Cure, most recently to Hong Kong; he collaborated with visual artist, Sarah Browne and he created The Rhythm of Fierce for Croí Glan Integrated Dance, as well as beginning research on The Casement Project.
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