02 - 20 May 2018

  • Jockey

    Photo credit: Sarah Jane Shiels

  • Jockey

    Photo credit: Sarah Jane Shiels

  • Jockey

    Photo credit: Sarah Jane Shiels

  • Jockey

    Photo credit: Sarah Jane Shiels

  • Jockey

    Photo credit: Sarah Jane Shiels

Ireland

Jockey (WillFredd Theatre / Emma O’Kane)

Horse Racing is in the blood. Leading dancer Emma O’Kane has just discovered it.

Her grandfather, Phillip de Burgh O’Brien, was a bloodstock agent and a racing journalist from the 1940s–70s. He died before she was born but his words live on. From Phillip’s writings to Emma’s own experience of recently learning to ride a racehorse, Jockey explores the physical relationship between the dancer, the jockey and the Irish thoroughbred horse.

Featuring original racing footage and commentary, Jockey is the culmination of a year long collaboration between WillFredd Theatre, Emma O’Kane and the Irish Racing Community.

 

There will be an additional performance of Jockey at Mermaid Arts Centre on Thurs 28 as part of the Dancing Wicklow programme.

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Samuel Beckett Theatre

  • Wed 20 - Fri 22 May @ 8pm
  • Duration - 60 mins (no interval)
  • €22 /€18 Conc. / €17 Early Bird. DANCE DEALS
  • Post Show Talk: Thu 21 May

Notes
Performance on Fri 22 will be captioned for audiences who are deaf or hard of hearing.

"A constantly inventive, affectionate and beautifully performed production...it's outstanding in its field." - The Irish Times on FARM

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