Butterflies and Bones: The Casement Project

Premiered in June 2016 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 was an opportunity for all kinds of people to see and join in a day-long celebration of the dancing body on 23 July 2016 on Banna Strand, Co. Kerry.

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I'm Roger Casement

Fearghus worked with award-winning director Dearbhla Walsh to create I’m Roger Casement, a short dance film shot on location on Banna Strand and broadcast on RTÉ One in January 2017.

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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 led and supported 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

“Fearghus spoke eloquently about the role of empathy in Butterflies and Bones. It is work that aims to fragment our assumptions of who belongs and who does not, who is inside and who is outside. The dancers’ bodies are interactive and interdependent throughout, even when in seeming conflict. Amid public arguments about who belongs in the United Kingdom and who does not, it is a timely message.”

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What's Happening Next

2023: Future Retrospectives

Science Gallery, Dublin 9:30 - 17:30, 4 April 2017

The Casement Project’s  Fearghus Ó Conchúir and Annette Nugent will give presentations at The Arts Council’s 2023: Future Retrospectives symposium.  This symposium offers The Arts Council and artists an opportunity to engage with the arts community, the academic community, the media and the wider public on the  role that art plays in commemoration.

The symposium will comprise of a series of panel discussions, short lectures, and performances from diverse voices including artists Louise Lowe and Una Kavanagh, Fearghus Ó Conchúir, Áine Phillips, Garrett Phelan, Dan Colley and Annemarie Ní Chuirreáin, Chair of Culture Ireland Mary McCarthy, communications consultant, Annette Nugent and scholars,  Dr Ellen Rowley, Professor Emily Mark Fitzgerald and Dr. Mairéad Enright. The symposium will feature a keynote address by Deborah Shaw, Head of Programming at the Historic Royal Palaces, UK, who commissioned the landmark, large scale installation of poppies at the Tower of London, Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red.

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