Events in June: Open Call National Projects
THE CASEMENT PROJECT
Hospitable Bodies Symposium
The British Library, London
3 June 2016
The Casement Project: Stage Performance
The Place, London
11 and 12 June 2016
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.
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.
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
- Two cross-disciplinary academic symposia, Bodies Politic in Maynooth and Hospitable Bodies: The Casement Symposium in London, both reflecting on Casement’s legacy and on the work of the contemporary artist as citizen
- A series of opportunities for a diversity of people to be part of the creation process of The Casement Project and to explore their own creative response to the topic.
For more information, please visit www.thecasementproject.ie / www.fearghus.net
Remembering in 2016
Presented by Chamber Choir Ireland
Directed by Paul Hillier
12 June 2016
Gregynog Hall, Tregynon, Wales
Chamber Choir Ireland remembers significant anniversaries in 2016, not least the 1916 Rising but also the 400th anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare. The programme includes two newly commissioned works marking the 100-year anniversary of the Rising– one by Belfast-born Stephen McNeff with a newly commissioned text by Irish poet, Aoife Mannix and the second by Irish composer, Gráinne Mulvey.
For more information, please visit www.chamberchoirireland.com