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Jig is the remarkable story of the 40th 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
Jun 17, 2011 Limited
Dec 5, 2011
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The practice and performance sequences are compelling, but the history of the dance style, the intricacies of judging and the personalities of the hoofers are hardly addressed.
It's not the best movie you'll ever see, but as movies about Irish dance competitions go, well, it's pretty high on that list.
Uncovers the sweat and toil behind all the sparkly outfits and clickety-clack footwork.
Bourne shows little knowledge or curiosity about her subject and doesn't find its magic in this pedestrian documentary.
Bourne belabors the judges' final decision to such an excruciating length, it makes the whole movie feel a bit more cloddish than it should.
Jig should appeal to dancers of all kinds, but I'm not sure how much replay value it has.
Not just a chronicle of a competition, a la Spellbound, but a look at the nature of obsession.
A captivating primer on tripping the light fantastic with your arms pinned to your sides!
Fine for those predisposed to it, but Jig doesn't spend much time elucidating the steps of Irish dance, and the movie unfurls as a haze of performance footage, with neither much contextual mooring nor ambition in staging.
Irish-dancing documentary holds your interest with its range of characters and competitive edge, despite serious directorial missteps.
There's no voiceover, just kids and parents and coaches talking about their passion.
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