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

Theo wrote a beautiful and thoughtful blog post for SoutheastDance about his response to the Orlando shootings and how it affected his dancing in Butterflies and Bones: ‘Dance continues to have a new found relevance for me these last few weeks. It is inherently empathetic, uniting, celebratory and hopeful.

Its ephemerality a distillation of this moment in time. To dance is to humanise and this is needed now more than ever before.’

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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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