The Modern Atlanta Dance (MAD) Festival 

Against a yellow and turquoise background, the words The 2023 MAD Festival, June 7 & 2024. The Modern Atlanta Dance Festival at the Emory Performing Arts Center, 1804 N Decatur Rd, Atlanta, GA 30322

The Artists of the 2024 Festival:

Full Radius Dance, Host Company

A. Raheim White

Caroline Alcott

Catching Mangoes Dance

Fuerta Dance Company

Monica Hogan Danceworks

Nadya Zeitlin

Novoa Dances

In an effort to keep our ticket prices affordable for our diverse audience members, we use a 'Suggested Donation' pricing structure. Please give what you can - it supports the dancers, the organization and our mission.

The 2023 MAD Festival Promotional Video

Spotlights on a starry backgroud. The text reads "The 2023 Modern Atlanta Dance Festival featuring Atlanta Chinese Dance Company, Audrey Crabtree, Julio Medina/Scott Wheet, Kit Modus, Lashonda Jackson, and Full Radius Dance. June 15 & 16, 2023.

31 Years and Counting! 

Created by Douglas Scott in 1993 to showcase the diversity and excellence of Atlanta's dance scene, the festival is one of the only professionally juried dance festival in the southeast.  Full Radius Dance has presented more than 90 companies and independent choreographers on the MAD stage. We've welcomed 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, and cultivates new audiences through the festival format,

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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)