We are delighted with the news that Project Artist Fearghus Ó Conchúir is one of the nine artists commissioned by the Arts Council to produce work in celebration of the 1916 centenary.
Fearghus’ successful proposal to the Arts Council is entitled The Casement Project, which takes as its primary subject the Irish nationalist, poet and humanitarian, Roger Casement.
The Casement Project will comprise five elements: a stage performance, a celebratory festival of dance, a dance-film, an academic symposium and a series of engagement opportunities that welcome participation by a diversity of people.
Here’s the full description from the Arts Council’s website:
‘The Casement Project’ is a choreography of bodies and ideas that takes place across multiple platforms and national borders. It dances with the queer body of British peer, Irish rebel and international humanitarian, Roger Casement. It asks: Who gets to be in the national body? How could the national body move? An award-winning creative team, a cast of internationally-acclaimed performers and contributors from beyond the arts, join choreographer Fearghus Ó Conchúir to create five interconnected ways for people to be involved in the project: a stage performance, a celebratory festival of dance, a dance-film, an academic symposium and a series of engagement opportunities that welcome participation by a diversity of people.
Fearghus is a Project Artist, an initiative of Project Arts Centre, through which we support a community of artists and work with them to produce new work for both national and international stages.
You can read more about Fearghus and his body of work here on his Project Artist page.
Among the other artists commissioned by the Arts Council are Sarah Browne, Jesse Jones and Garrett Phelan who have all exhibited here at Project in recent years.
You can read the full announcement of the Arts Council’s commissions here.