Wednesday, 2 September 2015

The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre Opens Today!

I am so excited to go and watch the highly acclaimed New York-based Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, perform tonight at The Teatro at Montecasino! They are one of the world’s most popular global dance companies, and will be in Johannesburg for 13 Shows ONLY, followed by 7 Performances in Cape Town at the Artscape Opera House! ...

Photo by Andrew Eccles
They are returning to South Africa for the first time in 17 years and have been seen by more than 25 million people in 71 countries on 6 continents. Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater is regarded as one of the world’s most popular dance companies that inspires, enlightens and entertains people of all backgrounds in a universal celebration of the human spirit using the African-American cultural experience and the American modern dance tradition. 

If you are a lover of Dance and Movement Productions this is definitely a show that you do not want to miss out on!

Below is all the info you need to know for the show at The Teatro at Montecasino
  • Dates: 3 – 13 September 2015, 
  • Ticket prices
    • Wednesday, Thursdays, Sundays 18:30 (R100 - R490)
    •  Fridays, Saturdays, Sunday 13:30 (R120 - R590) 
  • Show Times
    • Wednesday, Thursdays and Friday 20:00
    • Saturdays 14:00 and 20:00
    • Sunday 13:30 and 18:30pm, 

Below is all the info you need to know for the show at Opera House, Artscape
  • Dates: 16 – 20 September 2015, 
  • Ticket prices:
    • Wednesday, Thursday, Sunday 18:30 (R100 - R375)
    • Friday, Saturday and Sunday 13:30 (R100 - R475) 
  • Show Times
    • Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 20:00
    • Saturday 14:00 and 20:00
    • Sunday 13:30 and 18:30
Photo by Andrew Eccles
The artistry, power and passion of the company's 32 extraordinary dancers in performances of works by a spectrum of renowned choreographers lifts audiences around the world to their feet and I am so excited that SA will now have a chance to experience it! Alvin Ailey's signature masterpiece Revelations is the program's rousing, hand-clapping finale. I cannot wait! 

You can book your tickets now at Computicket by calling 0861 915 8000, visiting or your nearest Computicket service centre. 

To discover more about AAADT visit or

This show is presented by Showtime Management and brought to South Africa by Bloomberg and Ford Foundation, together with South African Airways.

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