NDAI: Fearghus Ó Conchúir

Reference Code: IE 2135 N5
Title: The Fearghus Ó Conchúir Papers
Dates of Creation: 2002-2010
Extent and Medium: 58 items (44 files)

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Name of Creator(s): Ó Conchúir, Fearghus (b. 1969)

Biographical History: Fearghus Ó Conchúir was born in the Gaeltacht region of Ring in County Waterford.  He completed degrees in English and European Literature at Magdalen College, Oxford before training at the London Contemporary Dance School.  He was the founder of Corp Deasa Contemporary Dance Company but later developed his career as an independent choreographer and dance artist.  He has performed live and in film in Europe, North America, and China.  In addition to his own work, Ó Conchúir has danced for other companies and collaborated with numerous dance and other artists.  He has also taken an active role in the promotion and development of dance in Ireland and is a board member of Dance Ireland, Project Arts Centre, and Dance Digital.  In 2019, he was appointed Deputy Chair of the Arts Council.  A more detailed overview of Ó Conchúir’s career and individual choreographies as well as recordings of his performances can be found at www.fearghus.net.

Immediate Source of Acquisition: Donated by Fearghus Ó Conchúir to the National Dance Archive of Ireland on 10 March 2011.


Content and Structure

Scope and Content: The collection comprises programmes, brochures, posters, and other promotional material relating to Fearghus Ó Conchúir’s choreographies and other projects in which he has participated.  The items reflect both the diversity of Ó Conchúir’s international career and his intimate connection with his Gaeltacht roots.

System of Arrangement: Documents have been arranged into four series according to their role in Fearghus Ó Conchúir’s career (his choreographies; his other projects; choreographies by others; and other items) and thereunder chronologically by date.


Conditions of Access and Use

Conditions Governing Access: Unrestricted access to all items.

Conditions Governing Reproduction: Standard copyright regulations apply to all items.  For photocopying or reproducing material, please consult with the staff.

Language/ Scripts of Material: Predominantly English, with some items in Irish, Spanish, Basque, Italian, Chinese, and Norwegian.


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