Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater back in SA after 17 years

The highly acclaimed New York-based Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, one of the world’s most popular global modern dance companies, has returned to South Africa after 17 years this September.

In 2010, dance icon Judith Jamison passed the torch to Robert Battle to helm the company she’d been a part of since 1965. Five years later, Battle continues to wow audiences as he blazes a new path for the storied company.

Speaking to Africa Melane on Weekend Breakfast Battle explained how seeing the Alvin Ailey company perform when he was a teenager changed his life path forever, he also promised that South African audiences would not be disappointed by the dance company's offering on stage in South Africa this September.

Watch a snippet of what you can expect when you watch the dance company on stage:

More details about the show here.

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