Dance lecturer Dr Eduard Greyling made history when he was awarded the Fellowship of the Institute of Choreology (FI Chor), the first recipient in eight years.
The award recognises "outstanding and exceptional service" to the Benesh Institute and Benesh Movement Notation and was last conferred in 1998.
The veteran dancer was rewarded at the Artscape Theatre for his "tireless work" in teaching Benesh notation at UCT and his "pioneering work" on recording African Dance.
He was delighted.
"I feel particularly honoured as this award was last given eight years ago," he said.
Greyling has been involved in dance for decades and wants to continue serving dance - in all its forms - to the best of his ability. He says he appreciates the tradition and preservation of classical ballet and, at the same time, applauds new developments in contemporary and African dance.
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