Fearghus Ó Conchúir is an independent choreographer and dance artist. Brought up in in Ireland, he completed degrees in English and European Literature at Magdalen College Oxford, before training at London Contemporary Dance School.
He was the first Ireland Fellow on the Clore Leadership Programme and continues to contribute to the programme as a facilitator and speaker. He is a current board member of Project Arts Centre and of Dance Digitial.
His current creative preoccupation is the relationship between bodies and buildings in the context of urban regeneration, a preoccupation that has manifested itself in film and in live performance in Europe, the US and China. Recent projects include Dialogue — a collaboration with Chinese dance artist, performed for the Shanghai World Expo and Mo Mhórchoir Féin — dance film commissioned for RTÉ’s Dance on the Box series. In 2011 in addition to working on If the Invader Comes, he is premiering Tabernacle, a new work for the Dublin Dance Festival. Fearghus is part of Project Catalyst, the Associate Artist initiative of Project Arts Centre.
Dan Dubowitz is a British artist based in Italy. Originally trained in architecture at Sheffield University, and after a spell working in and teaching architecture and fine art, his practise broadened to include photography, film, and permanent public artworks with appropriated artifacts and spaces. Dubowitz is known internationally for his work on wastelands and his cultural masterplans for cities undergoing regeneration.
Recent publications include:
‘The Peeps’ Manchester University Press, July 2011. Permanent artworks created for East Manchester.
‘Fascismo Abbandonato’ Dewi Lewis Publishing, January 2010. Photography of the fascist holiday camps that remain abandoned on Italy’s coasts.
‘Wastelands’ , Dewi Lewis Publishing, December 2010. World-wide projects exploring wastelands.