The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater will take to the stage in October.

October is going to be a massive month for dance lovers in Dubai. We’ve already got Swan Lake by the Houston Ballet to look forward to, and now it’s just been announced that another incredible dance company will be making its Dubai Opera debut.

The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater will be performing five shows in the Downtown venue from October 4 to October 6.

Not familiar with their work? Founded by African-American choreographer Alvin Ailey in 1958, the New York-based dance company is renowned for revolutionizing modern dance. Throughout the years, the dance company has performed to an estimated 25 million people in 71 countries. 

This video shows the dancers performing in the streets of Paris:

So, what can you expect to see at their shows? The dance company will perform two diverse programmes of extraordinary ballets, including Revelations, the masterpiece Alvin Ailey created in 1960 that has been experienced by more people than any other work of modern dance.

Tickets start from Dhs250 and are on sale via the Dubai Opera website.

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