About our Main Feature:
UK / Documentary / English / 99 min / Ages 4+
JIG is the remarkable story of the 40th 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.
A year of incredibly hard work for just a few tense minutes on stage. This feature length documentary was given access for the very first time to the little known world of competitive Irish Dancing.
Award-winning filmmaker Sue Bourne went behind the normally closed doors of Irish Dancing and found a remarkable world. Wonderful characters of all ages from across the globe….Ireland, Holland, Britain, America and Russia. JIG discovers a world of dedication, hard work, obsession, passion,success and failure and astonishing talents pushed to their limits in the quest for perfection.
Meet our special guest performers!
The Bhriomhar ("BREE-o-mar") School of Irish Dance was founded by sisters Ali and Cait Hampshire, who grew up in Millarville Alberta and began Irish dancing in their early teens. Bhriomhar opened its doors in Okotoks in September of 2006 and opened a second branch in Lethbridge in 2010.
What began as a recreational class of fifteen students has since expanded to an established Irish dance school with two studio locations, five teachers and over sixty total students. Bhriomhar dancers have qualified to dance at the North American and World Irish Dance Championships and placed among the top dancers in Western Canada.
Our dancers also regularly perform in Okotoks, Calgary, Lethbridge and the Foothills area, with all show proceeds go directly back to supporting them. Please welcome the Bhriomhar Irish Dancers!
Join us on Saturday February 25, 2012 at 1:00pm for this special event for the whole family.