Jig 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… Jig 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… 2011-06-17 PT93M Documentary Screen Media Films
Movie Review

Jig (2011)

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
EW's GRADE
B

Details Limited Release: Jun 17, 2011; Length: 93 Minutes; Genre: Documentary; Distributor: Screen Media Films

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 Jun 22, 2011 Published in issue #1161 Jul 01, 2011 Order article reprints
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