Dancehall Queen Style is a Jamaican dance fashion which became popular in the 1990s through music videos and The Grind show on MTV. The video is a playful take on the dancehall culture with its provocative costumes, suggestive poses, roles and blatant sexuality.
Originally GRIND was made for Art gallery/-museum KIASMA and exhibition “Thank you for the music” 2012.
Idea and script: Jenni Hiltunen (vimeo.com/jennihiltunen)
Direct and edit: Miikka Lommi (vimeo.oom/miikkalommi or kennelhelsinki.com)
DOP: Jan Granström
Styling: Kirsi Nisonen/Henna Koskinen
Make-up & hair: Piia Hiltunen
Lights: Paavo Lehtonen/Jan Granström
Coloring: Pasi Mäkelä/James Post
Music: Ville Riippa
Dancers: House of Queens