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June 2018

Gertrude C. Ford Foundation Opening Ceremony

June 10 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Thalia Mara Hall, 255 East Pascagoula Street
Jackson, 39201 United States

Honors Robert Joffrey with a performance by dancers of the Joffrey Ballet, under the artistic direction of Ashley Wheater. Accompanied by the Mississippi Symphony Orchestra, the guest artists present Gerald Arpino’s Round of Angels and Yuri Possokhov’s interpretation of the Spartacus Pas De Deux. Justin Peck’s In Creases, choreographed to Phillip Glass’s Four Movements for Two Pianos, features dancers with accompanists at two grand pianos on stage.

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Class Observation: Dance School classes

June 11 @ 9:00 am - 4:15 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00am, repeating until June 22, 2018

Bitsy Irby Dance Center, Belhaven University, 1500 Peachtree Street
Jackson, 39202 United States
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Dance School classes may be observed June 11-15 and June 18-22 at the Bitsy Irby Dance Center, Studio 3, Belhaven University, 1500 Peachtree Street. Class times are: 9:30-10:30 a.m., 10:45-Noon, 1-2:30 p.m., and 2:45-4:15 p.m. Note: Special programs will pre-empt the normal class schedule on June 18, June 20 and June 21.

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USA IBC Arts & Lecture Series: Dancing for George Balanchine

June 11 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Jackson Convention Complex, 105 E. Pascagoula St.
Jackson, MS 39201 United States
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Be enlightened, enriched and entertained. Attend one or all four lectures in the Legends of Ballet series. 2018 USA IBC Honorary Chairman Edward Villella, internationally revered for his contributions to dance, describes dancing for George Balanchine at New York City Ballet and the ballets Balanchine created on him, including Rubies and Prodigal Son. Monday, June 11. Sponsored by EastGroup Properties 

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Class Observation: Competitor classes

June 11 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 1:00pm, repeating until June 18, 2018

Jackson Convention Complex, 105 East Pascagoula Street
Jackson, 39201 United States
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Competitor classes may be observed Monday, June 11-Monday, June 18, at 1:00 p.m. in the Jackson Convention Complex, 105 East Pascagoula Street. Limited number of tickets available. No admission after class begins.

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2018 USA International Ballet Competition, Round I

June 11 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Round I, Monday, June 11–Thursday, June 14, 2:00 & 7:30 p.m. daily.
Thalia Mara Hall, 255 East Pascagoula Street
Jackson, 39201 United States
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Round I, Monday, June 11–Thursday, June 14, 2:00 & 7:30 p.m. daily. Your opportunity to see every competitor dance Jackson! Eight sessions of classics from Don Quixote to Coppélia, Giselle to Laurencia and Talisman. Soloists perform two pieces and couples perform one pas de deux during each session.

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USA IBC Arts & Lecture Series: History of the Ballet Russes

June 15 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Jackson Convention Complex, 105 E. Pascagoula St.
Jackson, MS 39201 United States
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Be enlightened, enriched and entertained. Attend one or all four lectures in the Legends of Ballet series. Olga Guardia de Smoak describes the impact of one of the 20th century’s most influential ballet companies in History of the Ballet Russes, Friday, June 15. In 2000, she founded the New Orleans International Ballet Conference which organized the Ballet Russes Conference, reuniting surviving members of Ballet Russes. A documentary of the reunion also will be shown at the planetarium. Sponsored by EastGroup…

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Film Series: Ballet Russes

June 15 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Jackson Convention Complex, 105 E. Pascagoula St.
Jackson, MS 39201 United States
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Relax in the cool comfort of the Jackson Convention Complex Theatre and enjoy entertaining and enlightening films on dance and dancers. Choose one or attend all four! Admission is just $5, payable at the door. Third floor, Jackson Convention Complex. I have attached some images I found but am not sure if this is a series if you can vary them from film to film. If you can get this set up, I’ll complete the descriptions later today. Location: Third…

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Film Series: Mao’s Last Dancer

June 16 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Jackson Convention Complex, 105 East Pascagoula Street
Jackson, 39201 United States
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Relax in the cool comfort of the Jackson Convention Complex Theatre and enjoy entertaining and enlightening films on dance and dancers. Choose one or attend all four! Admission is just $5, payable at the door. Third floor, Jackson Convention Complex. Location: Third Floor Theatre in the Jackson Convention Complex

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2018 USA International Ballet Competition, Round II

June 16 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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ROUND II, SATURDAY, JUNE 16, 7:30 P.M. SUNDAY, JUNE 17, 2:00 & 7:30 P.M.
Thalia Mara Hall, 255 East Pascagoula Street
Jackson, 39201 United States
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Round II, Saturday, June 16, 7:30 p.m. & Sunday, June 17, 2:00 & 7:30 p.m. Semifinalists perform their selections of choreography created since 2014. The contemporary round gives competitors freedom to choose works that reveal more of their strengths to the jury.

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USA IBC Arts & Lecture Series: Honoring Robert Joffrey

June 18 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Jackson Convention Complex, 105 E. Pascagoula St.
Jackson, MS 39201 United States
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Honoring Robert Joffrey, a presentation by members of the Gerald Arpino and Robert Joffrey Foundation, offers the perspectives of Charthel Estner and Trinette Singleton, both former dancers and ballet mistresses for Joffrey Ballet; Nicole Duffy Robertson, a dance historian and repetiteur for the Arpino-Joffrey Foundation; and Ashley Wheater, Joffrey Ballet artistic director. Monday, June 18 Sponsored by EastGroup Properties 

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