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Jig

CLICKETY-CLACK Julia O'Rouke in Jig: The Story of the Irish Dancing World Championships

CLICKETY-CLACK Julia O'Rouke in Jig: The Story of the Irish Dancing World Championships

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Jig

Genre: Documentary; Director: Sue Bourne; Runtime (in minutes): 93

The world of competitive Irish dancing gets the documentary treatment from director Sue Bourne, who uncovers the sweat and toil behind all the sparkly outfits and clickety-clack footwork. With a special eye for tweenage ? phenoms, Bourne explores the field’s surprisingly global talent pool: a Sri Lankan-born Dutch teenager, a group of Russian enthusiasts, a California family that moved to the U.K. for their gifted son. They’re all fascinating ? subjects — or would be if Jig didn’t dance around their personal stories in favor of overheated waiting-for-the-scores suspense. B

Originally posted June 21 2011 — 12:00 AM EDT

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