Butterflies and Bones: The Casement Project

Premiering in June at The Place (London), Butterflies and Bones: The Casement Project is a new stage work, featuring six accomplished performers, visual design by Ciaran O’Melia and sound design by Alma Kelliher.

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Féile Fáilte

Féile Fáilte is an opportunity for all kinds of people to see and join in a day-long celebration of the dancing body on July 23 on Banna Strand.

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Fáilte

Fearghus is working with award-winning director Dearbhla Walsh to create Fáilte, a short dance film to be shot on location on Banna Strand and broadcast on RTE in Autumn 2016.

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Two symposia on two islands, featuring panels of high-profile artists, writers and activists to discuss the body and the nation, particularly in relation to Casement’s legacy and the work of contemporary artists.

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Fearghus and the performers are leading and supporting opportunities for a diversity of people to be part of the creation process of The Casement Project and to explore their own creative response to the legacy of 1916.

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From The Journal

Butterflies and Bones is the deposition of Casement’s natural body, from the body politic, first one state and then another created for him. Through dance, in sweat and sinew, a sense of the true man will be recomposed. There is a limit to words and dance as an art form powerfully surpasses it

The enactment of art, the nurture of artists, the years of trial and experiment by a man from the Ring Gaeltacht like Ó Conchúir and the talented dancers who perform his work, is a synthesis of many talents and arts forms besides their own. It is a cultural ecosystem which in Ireland is parched to the point of exhaustion. The recent diminution of the arts portfolio in government, is further demoralisation, yet again.

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Féile Fáilte: a Day of Dance

July 23 (3pm 'til late), Banna Strand, Tralee, Co. Kerry

Féile Fáilte is a free, outdoor, day-long celebration of the dancing body on the beach made famous by Roger Casement’s ill-fated 1916 landing.

Running from mid-afternoon to midnight, Féile Fáilte will feature dance performances, an evening ceilí, a sun-down beach disco, musical guests and a midnight spectacle of light to “welcome the stranger”, re-imagining the Ireland that greeted Casement’s coming ashore there as a welcoming body of dynamic inclusivity.

 

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