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Jig (2011)

Brogan McCay , Julia O Rourke , Sue Bourne  |  PG |  DVD
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (70 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Brogan McCay, Julia O Rourke, Joe Bitter, John Carey
  • Directors: Sue Bourne
  • Format: Multiple Formats, AC-3, Color, Dolby, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
  • Studio: Screen Media
  • DVD Release Date: October 4, 2011
  • Run Time: 90 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (70 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0054PSXZK
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #69,357 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Jig" on IMDb

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JIG is the remarkable story of the fortieth 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.

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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great movie for all dance families! October 8, 2011
By Schulz
In a world of Toddlers and Tiaras and Dance Moms, this was a wonderful movie about kids who love what they do, and most importantly work very hard to go for thier dreams. This is a movie kids should watch and realize that reaching your dreams - whatever they are takes hard work!!! We loved it and can't wait to watch it again!
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
Gordon Sullivan, DVD Verdict --Jig examines the phenomena of Irish step dancing not by focusing on its most public faces--Riverdance and Lord of the Dance--but by going to the 40th annual Irish Dancing World Championships held in Glasgow, Scotland, in 2008. The film follows a number of families as their children compete for the medal. The documentary is about equally balanced between giving audiences an overview of the dancing and documenting the drama of the competition proper.

Those who've seen Riverdance or Lord of the Dance might think they know Irish dancing. To a certain extent, they do. Many of the basic moves are shared between traditional Irish dancing and its popular counterparts. However, the difference between competition dancing and something like Riverdance is the difference between a martial arts demonstration and a real live fight. Much of the more flowery hand movements are eliminated--since solo dancers keep their arms rigidly at their sides--and the emphasis is on the feet: their control, their timing, and their ability to make movements that civilians can barely follow, let alone perform. That's the chief virtue of Jig--it provides a nice counterpoint to other Irish dance offerings by giving audiences a peek at a "purer" form of the activity. Director Sue Bourne does a really effective job bouncing between wide shots of dancers and closeups of the intricate patterns woven by their feet. Those sequences--when we watch dancers do their thing--are the film's most effective and those who enjoy the more popular forms of the dance will certainly appreciate these moments.

The film's other main virtue is its narrative drive; we learn about Irish dancing from real dancers and their families.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fabulous peek into the world of Irish dance October 13, 2011
By Christy
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This Irish dance documentary is a fabulous peek into a world that seems foreign to those who haven't experienced it. Bourne balances the positive and negative aspects that come with extreme sports. Dancers and non-dancers of all ages will enjoy Jig with its focus on the individual dancer. The last 15 minutes will leave you breathless!
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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome! July 28, 2011
By Debb
My 15 yr old daughter Irish Dancer and I saw this movie, we just loved it! Being in this world for 10 years, it made our heart race with excitement. I felt the documentary was very well done, loved seeing the three families and their stories. Can't wait to see it again!
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Accurate, Exciting and Amazing!! January 8, 2012
I did irish dancing for about 10 years and JIG did a fantastic job of documenting what the world of competitive irish dancing is really like from day to day. It made me laugh to see the teachers and parents bobbing and bouncing in their seats to the beats of their dancers- but that's really how it is!!

Everything from the dresses and wigs and the injuries and physical therapy to the practices in hotel conference rooms brought back so many memories for me. JIG was such a pleasure to watch and I will own it on DVD as soon as possible.

This is not a movie for people who want to learn to irish dance. It is a story about what irish dancing is like at the highest level. And although Riverdance and the other shows are good, you'll never see more talent anywhere else besides World Championships. Competitions are not about being flashy or sexy, they're about the dancing, which is how it should be, and JIG did an excellent job of showing that.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Jig is Great! October 4, 2011
We drove an hour to see this movie with my 7 & 14 year old Irish Dancers and we were not disappointed. They both dance competitively and they LOVED the movie. We did not think it was too long at all, in fact it seemed just right. Can't wait to get the DVD so their (non ID) friends can see what it's all about!
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9 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars " absolutely extraordinary documentary...." October 26, 2011
Review By Benji Wilson published in The Daily Telegraph on 01 Sep 2011

Remember the time when Britain lost its collective mind and Riverdance was popular? It only lasted for a year or two, but in that short period of mass cultural sedation, Michael Flatley became a celebrity and the world became aware of Irish dancing.

Then, like so many epoch-making artistic phenomena, all of that bizarre high-kicking and leg-shaking - like someone had scattered drawing pins around the Ministry of Silly Walks - went back to wherever it had come from and we all felt a bit embarrassed at the CDs in the car.

That, at least, was my position on Irish dancing before Jig: the Great Irish Dance-Off, an absolutely extraordinary documentary on BBC Two last night. I now recant in total shame, and accept squarely on the chin whatever brickbats Irish dance-loving readers choose to throw at me. Irish dancing, at least the competitive bit of it, is a hop, skip and a jump better than any other sport ever invented; at the very least it knocks last summer's football World Cup into a cocked hat. All it took, as in the best traditions of documentary making, was someone to tell us about it.

Jig followed a group of contestants in the lead up to the World Irish Dancing Championships in Glasgow last year, with the keyword being "World" - not only was this another world, it was another world that exists all over the world.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful, engaging, and fun!
Always eager to learn something new, and a fan or Irish jig music, I decided to give this documentary a try. Read more
Published 7 days ago by Adrienne B.
5.0 out of 5 stars Great flick!
Loved it! Dance teachers in the flick were a broomstick short from total witches, but the children profiled were magnificent and so full of dedication and talent it'll warm your... Read more
Published 1 month ago by AmericanFlyer
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Love this show!
Published 1 month ago by cindy
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Worth your time. We learned some new things for sure.
Published 2 months ago by Lori G. Sladyk
5.0 out of 5 stars Great watching with Irish Dancers!
I bought this to supplement my motivational materials for my Irish Dancers. It's great! They've renewed their excitement about Irish Dance, and have a clearer view of what drills... Read more
Published 2 months ago by S. Stidham
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing
I have always been fascinated with Irish Dance. This ""documentary" was not only interesting but also highly entertaining. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Chloe M.
5.0 out of 5 stars I wish I knew how to do this.
Awesome!!! So much talent and tradition. Loved it.
Published 3 months ago by Aspen A Taylor
5.0 out of 5 stars This documentary is real look into the talent and dedication ...
This documentary is real look into the talent and dedication required to be a competitive Irish dancer. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Marsha Garrett
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Excellent documentary
Published 3 months ago by Pete Lamb
5.0 out of 5 stars Super Cute Movie!
My daughter was taking Irish Soft Shoe and getting weary of her lessons because she thought hard shoe is so much more exciting. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Renee Radi
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