Dance Uncovered (sensational) by Philip Connaughton

Site Specific Community Project in collaboration with FGU – Dublin 8

Coming in June 2021.

Over 4 weeks in June 2021, Philip Connaughton will lead a site specific project with participants from Fatima Groups United (FGU). Philip has revisited his work Dance Uncovered (sensational) from 2015, to include film and outdoor ‘walk and talk’ tours, along with interactive digital maps, covering 12 sites in Dublin 8.

Dance Uncovered (sensational) is a roller coaster performative lecture about pretty much everything you ever wanted to know about contemporary dance as an art form and how to go about understanding what you’re seeing. Delving into his own career as an example, he will bare his soul with anecdotes, movement and humour to explain his own shift from figurative to abstract dance – and why it’s not so weird.



Download an interactive PDF map below and click on each of the numbered areas to view site specific film works.

Note: The films will be made available for viewing in June 2021. Passwords available to project participants only. For more information, please contact


Map 1 →  FGU → St Catherine’s Church →  IMMA


Map 2  → Donore Boxing Club → Weaver Skatepark → Reginald Street 1929 Religious Shrine


Map 3 → Heuston Station → The Floozie in the Jacuzzi → The Lighthouse Cinema


Map 4 → Golden Bridge Cemetery → Goldenbridge Luas stop → Golden Bridge River bank




Philip Connaughton: Choreographer/performer
Luca Truffarelli: Videographer and sound designer
Emily Ni Bhroin: Costume designer and maker
Marion Cronin: Performer
Sarah Ryan: Performer

Produced by Project Arts Centre, in collaboration with Richie Keane (FGU) and Company Philip Connaughton

Philip Connaughton is a Project Artist

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