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In this performance we have: a whip, boots, leather gloves, horse bits, video camera, men, some horses and a woman. In the performance man looks at the woman, woman looks at the man and then the men look at each other. 

DIG MY JOCKEY is originally a video work by Helsinki based artists Anna Maria Häkkinen, Samuli Laine and Jarkko Partanen from 2011. In 2013 the working group with addition of sound designer-performer Jussi Matikainen wanted to expand the piece and bring its world to the live performance setting.

DIG MY JOCKEY - Live version dwells in the worlds of horses and fetish. Playfulness, animal, power and the erotic are themes which are on display in the performance. The sense of otherness in both the roleplay and power fetishes can also turn into sensual gestures of tenderness. The themes of the performance are being approached by simple, time taking and developing scenes. 

Choreography: Anna Maria Häkkinen & Jarkko Partanen 
Performers: Anna Maria Häkkinen, Samuli Laine, Jussi Matikainen & Jarkko Partanen
Light and visual design: Samuli Laine
Sound design: Jussi Matikainen
Production: Zodiak – Center for New Dance and häkkinen&partanen 
Residency support: Workspace Brussels  
Supported by: Alfred Kordelin Foundation, Arts Promotion Center Finland

DIG MY JOCKEY - Live version was selected as a Aerowaves top 20 priority company lsit for the year 2014. 


“Calmly and clearly the piece de-constructs the anatomy of domination and
submission… “ -
Jukka O. Miettinen / Helsingin Sanomat 20.4


DG MY JOCKEY - Live version Teaser trailer

Full documentation of the performance

Zodiak Center for New Dance 22/4/2013 

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