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 MAD Festival is going virtual! Mark your calendar for November 13 & 14, 2020. Plan to join us as we present six dance films created and performed by the Artists of the 2020 MAD Festival. We've partnering with some of Atlanta's finest composers and videographers in order to bring you one unforgettable evening.  

Tickets go on sale on Monday, October 5, 2020.


2020 MAD Festival Artists

The MAD Festival gratefully acknowledges the rehearsal studio subsidy provided by Fly on a Wall.


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)