Bodies Politic symposium at Maynooth University

February 2016
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This event will feature discussion with several of the artists involved in the nine projects that will be funded by the Arts Council of Ireland as their 1916 Programme of Commemoration. The core of this event will be four pieces of work in development as part of official commemoration:

  • These Rooms, in development by Anú Theatre Productions and Coiscéim;
  • Fearghus Ó Conchúir’s Casement Project,
  • In the Shadow of the State, a feminist perspective on the state elaborated by Sarah Browne and Jesse Jones
  • The Post Office’s commission of a dance piece, Embodied, from Liz Roche.

Dancer, choreographer and PhD student in the Department of Geography at Maynooth University, Fearghus Ó Conchúir, is one of nine projects that comprise The Arts Council’s programme for the Centenary of the Easter Rising 1916​.

The directing spirits behind each of these will be included in conversations about commemoration, inclusion and embodiment. In addition, there will be workshop presentations of performance elements from These Rooms, Casement Project, and Embodied. There will probably not be a gathering in Ireland of such a number of the directors of official artistic works of commemoration, and there have not been in Ireland many occasions where three arts projects share works in development in the context of an academic symposium.

Registration will open at 10.30am with the symposium running from 11am to 5pm.

Register to attend here.