The Midwest RAD Fest is hosted and supported by Southwest Michigan’s oldest professional dance company, Wellspring/Cori Terry & Dancers. The festival is a juried event at the Epic Center in Kalamazoo, MI, featuring the best in modern, post-modern, and contemporary dance from all over the country. No other festival in the region offers emerging, professional, and experimental artists the opportunity to present their work (without financial commitment), opportunities for professional development (master classes, lectures, discussion panels), and free networking events. Next year, Rad Fest will take place on March 3-5, 2023.
RAD Fest presents live stage performances, site-specific works, a Screendance film series, master classes, workshops, a mediated discussion group, and several different networking opportunities for artists and patrons. Most visiting artists receive a travel stipend and lodging assistance, and all artists receive free promotional and media coverage. Additionally, RAD Fest offers audience development events (open rehearsals, Q & A sessions, open lectures, interactive performances).
Rad Fest is now accepting movement-based work submissions!! This year’s festival will be in person and live streamed. All submissions are due October 16th at 11:59 pm.