My inspiration for “Community Spirit” was my home South Africa and its principle of Ubuntu. Ubuntu is a South African saying that simply means I am because we are. My aim while choreographing is always to make work that is relatable. So, I decided to tell the story of a community of people in Johannesburg, my home city. Each dance, you will find, reflects the reality of the members of this community as they experience different seasons in their lives: from falling in love, to losing a loved one, to being a friend, to discovering faith.
Alvin Ailey Studios
Choreographed by Khensani Mathebula