BLACKSBURG, Va. (WFXR) — From jazz to modern ballet, the art of dance has set the stage for American culture, and on Feb. 28 and March 1, the Alvin Ailey Dance Company will take the spotlight for the first time in Southwest Virginia.

For two nights, the dance company will perform its new production of “Survivors,” and its classic “Revelations” piece. The show starts at 7:30 p.m. and will feature Black Culture and music with soundtracks from Jhené Aiko, Drake, Lauryn Hill, Kendrick Lamar, and Summer Walker. It will also include compositions from Duke Ellington.

Ticket prices range from $40 to $75 and can be purchased at the Moss Arts Center box office, online, or by calling 540-231-5300. The arts center has student discount tickets. Paid parking is also offered at the North End Parking Garage on Turner Street.

Alvin Ailey founded the Alvin Ailey Dance Company in 1958 with a group of African American dancers. Two years later, Ailey created “Revelations” and was known for transforming African American themes into his productions. Since “Revelations” has been seen by more people worldwide than any other modern dance work. The piece pays homage to the cultural heritage of African Americans and goes through the emotional spectrum of the human condition.

The company has performed for nearly 25 million people at theatres nationally. His creations represent his childhood memories from Texas and are inspired by the blues, spirituals, and gospel music. A complete list of the dance company’s performances at the Moss Art’s Center can be found here.