Billy Boys

CollaboratorsTony Keane (Director) and Dominic Graham (Choreographer)
One line synopsisOne of a series of dance pieces created specially for television: Irish traditional dance meets Orange drumming.

Four young women leaving house in the dark. Soldiers in bandsman uniform leaving barracks in the dark. Walking along the street past a mural of "King Billy". Dance teacher telling girl pupils of Irish dancing that her favourite dance is the slip jig. The four young women enter studio. Military drummers in studio. Intercut with the women and girls dancing in theirs. Dance class. Women and girls dance a rather balletic version of Irish steps. Bandsmen dance in more traditional style. Dancers in a club. The four young women meet the men and dance together in various combinations. Credits.

Production companyReverse Angle
Running time9 minutes
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Choreographer Dominic Graham;
Composer Mark Dougherty;
Director Tony Keane;
Dancers: Hayley Caldwell,
Denise Catney,
Mark Cutter,
Adrian Doherty,
Marty Dowds,
Michelle Hamill,
Kerry Jordan,
Emma Kelly,
Gareth Magee,
Paula Montgomery,
Seaneen Rooney,
Sharon Trolan;
The Dance Teacher, Roma Tomelty;
Drummers, Houston Gregg,
Russell Kennedy.
Arts Council Trainee Martin Wong;
Location Manager Stephen Killen;
Assistant Director Michael Casey;
Grip Roy Harrison;
Gaffer Harry Dinsmore;
Makeup Designer Liz Boston;
Costume Designer Clare McErlane;
Editor Roger Ford-Hutchinson;
Sound Recordist Deke Thompson;
Music Recording Patrick Dalgety;
Designer Leslie Wallace;
Camera Conor Hammond;
Executive Producers for the Arts Council and the BBC
Rodney Wilson, Bob Lockyer.
A Reverse Angle Production for BBC and the Arts Council of England.
© BBC and the Arts Council of England MCMXCVII.

Film segmentBilly Boys - ACE321.2
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