Jig

(GB, 2011, 93 mins, Blu-ray Disc)
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St Patrick’s Day Screening.

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"Jig" is the remarkable story of the fortieth Irish Dancing World Championships, held in March 2010 in Glasgow. Three thousand dancers, their families and teachers from around the globe descend upon Glasgow for one drama filled week. Clad in wigs,make up, fake tan, diamantes and dresses costing thousands of pounds they compete for the coveted world titles.

A year of incredibly hard work for just a few tense minutes on stage. This feature length documentary was given access for the very first time to the little known world of competitive Irish Dancing.

"Irish step dancing […] receives exuberant treatment in the superbly crafted documentary Jig. This highly involving film deftly captures the unique physical, emotional and financial aspects of diving into competitive Irish dance, with the participants’ addictive immersion the overwhelming takeaway. […] As for the dancing itself, it’s nothing short of dazzling." Gary Goldstein, LA Times

"Amusing, heartbreaking and mind-boggling." The Boston Herald"

"Glorious! Spellbound meets Lord of the Dance." Easy Living