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Jig
Directed by Sue Bourne
UK, 2010
Cornerhouse, 30 May 2011

Jig

This documentary casts a sympathetic, smiling eye towards the little-known world of Irish dancing.

Following the fortunes of a handful of dancers (well , about two handfuls, now I come to count them), each with their own story to tell, the film climaxes at the Irish Dancing World Championships in Glasgow, where there are tears of joy and disappointment.

It’s an engaging film: the children are charming and surprisingly mature, the parents are supportive and not at all pushy, and there’s an inspirational teacher in John Carey.

Sure this one will set your Irish eyes a-smiling.

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