The Festival was live streamed on Nov. 13 & 14, 2020 but stay tuned: We are working on an encore presentation for February 2021.

The Modern Atlanta Dance (MAD) 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. We presented six dance films, created and performed by the Artists of the 2020 MAD Festival. We partnered with some of Atlanta's finest composers and videographers to create one unforgettable evening.


  • Dance Aegis

  • Kendall Alexander

  • Corian Ellisor

  • Julio Medina

  • Danielle Swatzie

  • Full Radius Dance (Host Company)

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.

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

-Gillian Renault, ArtsATL (2013)