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Choreographer gets philanthropy award - 05 November 2015 - Sowetan (Western Cape)

By Patience Bambalele 

Internationally acclaimed choreographer Paul Modjadji has been acknowledged with an lnyathelo Philanthropy Award for his tireless dedication in developing dance in previously disadvantaged communities.

The awards take place tonight in Cape Town. They were established by non-profit trust Inyathelo: SA Institute for Advancement, that works with civil society, in 2007 to acknowledge those who have committed their personal resources towards broader social development in South Africa.

Speaking to Sowetan yester day, Modjadji said it was a humbling experience to be acknowledged for the work he did when he was giving back to the community.

"I don't do this to be paid or get awards. I am Just responding to the growing need for dance schools, especially in black townships."

Modjadji teaches dance in Hammanskraal, north of Pretoria, on weekends. He also travels around SA, hosting dance workshops in areas such as Moloto in Mpumalanga, Ulundi in KwaZulu-Natal, Welkom in Free State, Khutsong in Carletonville, Tembisa in Gauteng and Worcester in Western Cape.