MAD Festival

Applications for the 2020 Festival closed on November 8, 2019.

Come and see...

The Modern Atlanta Dance Festival presents the best dance from Georgia-based artists and companies each year. Consistently amazing lineups of modern and contemporary dance wow audiences with a variety of choreographers, styles, and artistic visions in a single evening. There's something for every taste. It's a fantastic way to sample the range of amazing dance in Atlanta.

The 2020 MAD Festival performances are June 26 and 27, 2020 at the Balzer Theater at Herren's in downtown Atlanta. 


2020 MAD Festival Artists


26 years and counting

Created by Douglas Scott in 1995 to showcase the diversity and excellence of Atlanta's dance scene, the festival is the only professionally juried dance festival in the southeast. In addition to cultivating new audiences through the festival format, Full Radius Dance has presented more than 90 companies and independent choreographers on the MAD stage; more than 1200 dancers; and have paid more than $60,000 in honoraria to MAD participants. The festival builds community for local artists and companies, with joint classes and community events.


"MAD is clear evidence that there is more happening in the Atlanta dance scene than many people realize."

-Gillian Renault, ArtsATL (2013)