Saturday, July 03, 2004

Top dancers help Jackson's IBC mark 25 years

On July 10, the International Ballet Competition (IBC) will hold its 25th Anniversary Reunion Gala at 7:30 p.m. at Thalia Mara Hall in Jackson. Caught, by Parsons Dance Company of New York, will close the show. For the gala, Rasta Thomas, Wu Haiyan, Joseph Phillips, Jackson's own Kathy Thibodeaux, Danny Tidwell, April Ball, Simon Ball, Sarah Lamb, Mikhail Ilyin, Irina Dvorovenko, Katia Carranza, Luis Serrano and other favorites from past competitions will reunite to celebrate the birthday. Held every four years, the Olympic-style contest is regarded as one of the most prestigious dance events worldwide. There will also be a post-performance gala party at the Capital Club. For tickets or more information, call (601) 960-1535.

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