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TG4 Show looking for Irish Dancers to Take Part

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23/04/2010 14:32 - Afterschool Activities
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AN JIG GIG
Series 2

TG4’s hit show returns with a mission to find the best traditional Irish dancers in Ireland

Last year An Jig Gig burst onto our screens with dancers of all ages, disciplines and codes, battling it out to become Ireland’s best traditional dance act.
In a nail-biting final last December, Irish Beats finally emerged victorious to claim the title of An Jig Gig Champions 2009, triumphing over World Champion Clodagh Roper, Celtic Roots, and The Mark Donnellan Memorial Team.

Now it’s time to begin the search for An Gig Jig Champion 2010!

Hosted by Róisín Ní Thomáin, the show will again see hundreds of acts, from all different styles of Irish dance, and all age groups, take to the stage.

Keeping a close eye on all the talented hopefuls are our 3 judges.

Breandán de Gallaí, former lead dancer with Riverdance, Breandán is used to working with the world’s top Irish dancers. He is a hard man to impress and any dancer going on stage in front of him, aiming to be crowned the best Irish dance act in Ireland, better give the performance of their lives!

Dearbhla Lennon, also a former lead dancer of Riverdance, has experienced performing at the top level in Irish dance for years. Like Breandán, she is an expert in the field, and will quickly weed out the chancers from the talented dancers.

Labhrás Sonaí Choilm Learraí, a champion Sean-nós dancer, and a fanatical supporter of the older styles of Irish dance completes the judging panel. Labhras, a man who knows what he likes, won’t be pulling any punches with such a prestigious prize at stake.

All 3 judges are experts in the field of Irish dance, but will they see eye to eye with such a variety of styles on display? Or will the Riverdancers clash with the Sean-nós? Sparks are sure to fly again on An Jig Gig…..

With all the incredible traditional dance talent in Ireland, no one can know for sure who will emerge victorious. Only one thing is for certain – one act will be crowned champion and will claim the title of best traditional Irish dance act 2010.

To apply to take part in the competition, please visit the programme website at www.tg4.ie/jiggig and fill out the application form.

Please apply early to guarantee your place at the auditions. All applicants will be contacted to confirm a time and venue for their audition.






Auditions will take place on:
Friday 7th May: Killarney, 5pm - 8pm
Saturday 8th May: Cork, 10am - 1pm
Saturday, 8th May: Limerick, 4pm - 7pm
Sunday, 9th May: Galway, 10am - 1pm
Sunday 9th may: Dublin, 4pm - 8pm

**Additional dates and venues may be added.

Successful applicants will be invited to RTE studios in Dublin to take part in the show.

Dates for the recording of the series:

There are 10 "First Round" shows. The "First Round" shows will be recorded over the following dates:

Wednesday 26th May 2010
Thursday 27th May 2010
Friday 28th May 2010
Wednesday 2nd June 2010
Thursday 3rd June 2010
Friday 4th June 2010

One winner will be picked from each of the "First Round" shows.

**Please note, successful applicants will not be required in RTE on all of the above dates. They will only be required for one of the dates to record the "First Round" show they are in.

There are then 3 additional shows to whittle the 10 "First Round" winners down to 1 overall series winner.

The Quarter Final will be recorded in RTE, Dublin, on Thursday 10th June.
The dance acts to make it through to the Semi Final will return to RTE, Dublin on Thursday 17th June 2010.
Finally, the dance acts that have made it all the way to the Series Finale will return to RTE, Dublin on Thursday 24th June 2010.

Any style of Irish dance is eligible for the show. Also, there are no age restrictions on contestants. The number of people in each act is also not restricted, and can range from one upwards.
If you can Irish dance, we want to hear from you now!

For more information please contact Mark at Adare Productions on 01 2843877 or email mark@adareproductions.ie.










AN JIG GIG


Tar éis iontais na bliana anuraidh tráth ar tugadh damhsóirí Gaelacha den uile chineál agus aois inár láthair, tá An Jig Gig ag filleadh do shéasúr eile.

B´iad Irish Beats a thug an chraobh leo, cé gur chuir na trúpaí eile a shroich an babhta ceannais - Clodagh Roper, Celtic Roots, agus The Mark Donnellan Memorial Team a ndúshlán go maith go dtí an deireadh.

Seo linn arís, mar sin, ar thóir damhsóirí den scoth do shraith 2010.

Is í Róisín Ní Thomáin, a chuirfidh an clár i láthair agus is iad seo leanas na moltóirí:

Breandán de Gallaí, príomhdhamhsóir le Riverdance ar feadh i bhfad agus Stiúrthóir Damhsa leis an seó iontach sin anois. Tá taithí na mblianta ag Breandán ag obair le réalta an damhsa agus aithníonn sé an scoth nuair a fheiceann sé é.

Dearbhla Lennon príomhdhamhsóir le Riverdance, duine de réalta an damhsa sa tír seo le blianta anuas, saineolaí a thuigeann an ealaín.

Labhrás Sonaí Choilm Learraí, fear a bhfuil craobhacha damhsa ar an sean-nós buaite aige agus duine atá thar a bheith dílis don sean stil. Ní chuirfidh Labhrás fiacail ina bhreithiúnas.

Beidh an triúr moltóirí ar thóir ardchaighdeáin, fuinnimh agus spleodair, tréithe atá ar fáil go forleathan ag lucht an damhsa Ghaelaigh. Beidh na scórtha san iomaíocht ach ní bheidh ann ach aon bhuaiteoir amháin, faraor.

Tá cead isteach ag aon damhsóir Gaelach, cuma cén stíl, cuma cén aois, cuma an duine aonair, beirt, triúr nó trúpa atá i gceis.

Má tá steip agat agus fonn iomaíochta ort, bí linn.

Is féidir cur isteach trí chliceáil ar an nasc maidir leis An Jig Gig ar láithreán gréasáin TG4 nó téigh go www.tg4.ie/jiggig.

Le haghaidh tuille eolais, cur glaoch ar Mark in Adare Productions ar 01 2843877 nó seol ríomhphost go dtí mark@adareproductions.ie






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