USA IBC: Arts & Lecture Series – The World of August Bournonville

Jackson Convention Complex | 105 E Pascagoula Street, Jackson, Mississippi, 39201

Event Details

  • Date(s): Thu, Jun 22
  • Time: 10:00 am
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  • Location: Jackson Convention Complex, 105 E Pascagoula Street, Jackson, Mississippi, 39201

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The World of August Bournonville Lecture presented by Frank Andersen
Thursday June 22, 10:00am | Jackson Convention Complex | $20

Frank Andersen trained at the Royal Danish Ballet School at the Royal Theater and was later appointed Principal Dancer at the Royal Danish Ballet during his career with the company. Andersen was the originator of the “Bournonville Group” with principals of the Royal Danish Ballet. The troupe, based on the works and philosophies of French-influenced Danish ballet master and choreographer August Bournonville, toured the world to wide acclaim. Bournonville’s classical ballet creation La Sylphide is one of the most influential as well as one of the oldest surviving works in classical ballet. Andersen, the Commander of Danish Dannebrog Order, has also held many roles as Artistic Director with such companies as the Royal Danish Ballet and the Royal Swedish Ballet. Mr. Andersen is a 2023 USA IBC jury member.

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The USA International Ballet Competition – this is the stage, where the very best from around the world dance their way into legend, and every four years, the ballet world returns to Jackson, Mississippi. The USA International Ballet Competition (IBC) is a two-week “Olympic-style” competition for top young dancers and a major stepping stone toward a professional career. Competitors from all over the world vie for gold, silver and bronze medals; cash prizes; and company contracts. The audience is filled with company directors interested in hiring dancers. Dancers give their all, and it’s magnificent to see. During the 2018 USA IBC more than 44,000 people attended the performances and special events, generating a combined economic impact of $12.5 million for Jackson and the state of Mississippi. To learn more, visit


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