WATCH: The Casement Project

Imagine the stranger…

 

The Casement Project dances with the queer body of British knight, Irish rebel and international humanitarian Roger Casement, to imagine a national body that welcomes the stranger from beyond the border, as well as the one already inside. Explore the project at their website and view the trailer below.

 

 

Responding to the centenary commemorations of the 1916 Easter Rising in Ireland, and to its context in the First World War, choreographer Fearghus Ó Conchúir mobilises the neglected legacies of the past as a resource for the future. Championing the value of dance as form of knowledge that can help imagine and embody better possibilities of living, this choreography of bodies and ideas takes place across multiple platforms and national boundaries.

Féile Fáilte

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Welcoming the Stranger by Catherine Young at Féile Fáilte, a day-long celebration of dance on Banna Strand, Co. Kerry this weekened. Picture Clare Keogh

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Performers from Oileán by Siamsa Tíre at Féile Fáilte, a day-long celebration of dance on Banna Strand, Co. Kerry this weekend. Picture Clare Keogh

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Performance from John Scott's Irish Modern Dance Theatre at Féile Fáilte. Picture Clare Keogh

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Fearghus Ó Conchúir and the dancers from 'Butterflies and Bones' at Féile Fáilte. Picture Clare Keogh

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erformance from John Scott's Irish Modern Dance Theatre at Féile Fáilte. Picture Clare Keogh

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erformers from Oileán by Siamsa Tíre at Féile Fáilte, a day-long celebration of dance on Banna Strand, Co. Kerry this weekened. Picture Clare Keogh

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FÉILE FÁILTE: A DAY OF DANCE ON BANNA STRAND. Photo By Domnick Walsh

An award-winning creative team, a cast of internationally-acclaimed performers and contributors from beyond the arts join Fearghus to create five interconnected ways for people to be involved in the project:

  • The Casement Project, a choreography for stage being presented in London, Dublin, Belfast and Kerry
  • Féile Fáilte, a day of dance on the beach that celebrates, through all kinds of dance, the welcoming national body that Casement might have dreamt of when he came ashore at Banna in 1916
  • Fáilte, a short dance-film with Emmy-award winning director, Dearbhla Walsh, for broadcast and online streaming

Keep an eye out for the forthcoming performances and a short-dance film, Fáilte by Dearbhla Walsh, as the Casement Project continues throughout the year.


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