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Jig -- A documentary on the fortieth Irish Dancing World Championships, held in March 2010 in Glasgow.
Jig -- A documentary on the fortieth Irish Dancing World Championships, held in March 2010 in Glasgow.


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6 May 2011 (Ireland) See more »
Tagline: win, they must be foot perfect!
Documentary telling the compelling story of the 40th Irish Dancing World Championships. | Add synopsis »
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Jig – Available on DVD & Blu-Ray on October 4th
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Julia O'Rourke ... Herself
John Whitehurst ... Himself

Directed by
Sue Bourne 
Produced by
Ewan Angus .... executive producer
Sam Anthony .... executive producer
Sue Bourne .... producer
Sam Emmery .... associate producer
Lesley Finlay .... executive producer
Phil Hunt .... executive producer
Grant McKee .... executive producer
Ruth Reid .... associate producer
Compton Ross .... executive producer
Carole Sheridan .... executive producer (as Caroline Sheridan)
Original Music by
Patrick Doyle 
Film Editing by
Colin Monie 
Production Management
Wendy Griffin .... production manager
Glynis Robertson .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Ruth Reid .... second unit director
Sound Department
Iain Anderson .... sound effects editor
Peter Brill .... sound recordist
Kahl Henderson .... sound re-recording mixer
Thayna McLaughlin .... sound assistant
Cameron Mercer .... second unit: sound
Nick Taylor .... music recordist
Camera and Electrical Department
Ed Clark .... camera operator
Dan Etheridge .... camera operator
Jason Weidner .... camera operator
Music Department
Rupert Cross .... music programmer
Gareth Davies .... flute
Thomas Gould .... violin
Patrick Jonsson .... music recordist assistant
John Parricelli .... guitar
Maggie Rodford .... music producer
Other crew
Joe Sawyer .... production assistant

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Brogan McCay went on to win the Worlds in 2011, 2012 and 2013, Julia O'Rourke reached fifth place in 2011 and fourth in 2012. However, in the 2013 World Championships she received 24th place after recovering from an injury.See more »
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7 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
Jig, 29 December 2011
Author: TheLovelyLeave from United States

This movie was simply amazing! If you're an Irish dancer, a parent of a dancer or someone who is considering joining the lot, you would really enjoy the insight this documentary has to offer.

Jig is realistic and shows both the ups and downs of this kind of lifestyle. It accurately portrays how the parents invest so much time, expense and emotion into their children. And we see how much genuine hard work and determination is delivered by the dancers day after day through classes, sacrifice, rigorous practice at home and traveling to compete. Many even dance with injuries! The latter part of the movie takes place at the 2010 World Championships in Glasgow. This is where the dancers are given only a few minutes to display - on stage - the steps they've perfected throughout the year. Out of thousands of competitors, only 50 are recalled to do a set dance for final judging. No matter who you are rooting for, it is tense.

I also loved how this documentary showed that Irish dancing isn't only for the Irish, but that it is enjoyed by people from multiple countries, ethnicities, ages, and by both genders. And above the dazzle and excitement, they are truly doing this because of their love for it.

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