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.