Welcome To The Worlds – In March 2010, 5,000 young dancers from around the globe, along with their families and teachers, descended upon Glasgow for one drama-filled week of competition in the 40th Irish Dancing World Championships.
Welcome To The Worlds tells the story of the championships, as dancers clad in wigs, make-up, fake tan, diamante and dresses costing thousands of pounds competed for the coveted world titles.
Award-winning film-maker Sue Bourne was granted access for the very first time to the little known world of competitive Irish Dancing, in which a year of incredibly hard work is realised in just a few tense minutes on stage.
This feature-length documentary goes behind the normally closed doors of Irish Dancing and discovers a remarkable world filled with wonderful characters of all ages from Ireland, Holland, Britain, America and Russia.
It’s a world of dedication, hard work, obsession, and passion, where success and failure depends on pure talent pushed to its limit.
Producer: Wellpark Scotland
TX: Autumn/Winter 2010/2011