Fearghus is a choreographer and dance artist who has collaborated with artists and experts from other disciplines to make film and live performances that have been seen across Europe, in the US, Australia, Hong Kong and China. He has been commissioned to make work for companies such as Croí Glan Integrated Dance Company and Maiden Voyage. His major work, The Casement Project was part of ART:2016, the Arts Council’s programme for Ireland 2016 and of the Culture Ireland International Programme for that centenary. It was also co-commissioned by 1418NOW as part of the UK’s commemorations of the First World War. The project combined work on stage, a dance film for television, a day of dance on a beach, academic symposia in universities and at the British Library, a club night and multiple workshops.
Brought up in the Ring Gaeltacht, Fearghus completed degrees in English and European Literature at Magdalen College Oxford, before training at London Contemporary Dance School. He has been Curator of the Artistic Programme at Firkin Crane in Cork, Trustee of the BBC Performing Arts Fund and a board member of Dance Ireland, Dance Digital, Project Arts Centre and Create. The first Ireland Fellow on the Clore Leadership Programme, he continues to contribute to the programme’s work, in the UK and internationally, as a facilitator, coach and speaker. Fearghus is a Project Artist, a member of Project Arts Centre’s associate artist scheme. In 2017, he completed his PhD as an inaugural Irish Research Council Scholar at Maynooth University’s Dept. of Geography. In 2018, he became Artistic Director of National Dance Company Wales, where he is supporting the company to make innovative work with and for all kinds of people in all kinds of places.