Fearghus Ó Conchúir
Fearghus Ó Conchúir is a choreographer, dance artist and artistic director. He is a recipient of a Dance Ireland Residency in DanceHouse 2021, and recieved a Hatch award in 2020.
Frequently collaborating with experts from across and beyond the arts, he is a champion for what dance can help us understand about how we live in the world. His film and live performances create frameworks for audiences and artists to build communities together. His multi-platform work, The Casement Project, was one of the Arts Council’s National Projects for Ireland 2016 and was also part of the Ireland 2016 International Programme and of the 14-18NOW programme of WWI Centenary Art Commissions.
From 2018-2020, he was Artistic Director of National Dance Company Wales. His work for the Company toured across Wales as well as being presented in Japan as part of Wales’ cultural programme for the Rugby World Cup. He was appointed to the Arts Council of Ireland in 2018 and became Deputy Chair in 2019. He is former board member of The BBC Performing Arts Fund, of Project Arts Centre, of Dance Digital, of Create and of Dance Ireland.
Fearghus is one of the founding Associate Artists at Project Arts Centre. He gained his PhD at the Geography Department in NUI Maynooth with the support of an IRC Employment-based Scholarship.
His current work includes leading a project with MicroRainbow International, funded by Paul Hamlyn Foundation, to deliver dance workshops for LGBT refugees and asylum-seekers.
Image cresits: headshot- Matthew Thompson and performance- Karl Burke