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.Read More →
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.Read More →
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.Read More →
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.Read More →
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.Read More →
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.Read More →
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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