Fearghus Ó Conchúir
Ó Conchúir is a choreographer and Artistic Director of National Dance Company Wales, where he is supporting the company to do innovative work with and for all kinds of people in all kinds of places. Through his career as an independent artist, he has collaborated with artists and experts from other disciplines to make film and live performances that have been seen across Europe, in the US, Australia, Hong Kong, and China.
Ó Conchúir has been commissioned to do work for companies such as Croí Glan Integrated Dance Company and Maiden Voyage. His work, The Casement Project was part of ART:2016, the Arts Council’s program for Ireland 2016 and of the Culture Ireland International Programme for that centenary.
Brought up in the Ring Gaeltacht, Ó Conchúir completed degrees in English and European Literature at Magdalen College Oxford, before training at London Contemporary Dance School. He has been Curator of the Artistic Programme at Firkin Crane in Cork, Trustee of the BBC Performing Arts Fund and a board member of Dance Ireland, Dance Digital, Project Arts Centre and Create. He was appointed to the Arts Council in 2018 and became Deputy Chair of the Council in 2019. The first Ireland Fellow on the Clore Leadership Programme, he continues to contribute to the programme’s work, in the UK and internationally, as a facilitator, coach and speaker. Fearghus is a Project Artist, a member of Project Arts Centre’s associate artist scheme. In 2017, he completed his PhD as an inaugural Irish Research Council Scholar at Maynooth University’s Dept. of Geography.