Something Moving

Dance festival marks 10 years

In honor of its 10th year, the Midwest Regional Alternative Dance Festival (RAD Fest) is doin’ it up big March 6–10 in the Epic Center.

Many performances and special events are slated for the five-day festival, a juried event featuring modern, post-modern and contemporary dancers from across the U.S.

The festivities kick off with a mobile tour performance at 6:30 p.m. March 6, beginning at the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, 314 S. Park St. Guides will lead the audience on a dancing adventure to see three different site-specific works within a four-block radius, featuring performances by local and visiting artists. The tour, which costs $5, will be followed by an opening-night celebration at the KIA.

Other events that are part of the festival include long-work and short-work performances, a youth performance, and an After-Glow Reception at 10 p.m. March 9 in the Epic Center’s second floor atrium, where you can mingle with 2019 RAD artists, hear live music and participate in a silent auction.

The cost to attend a single show is $15, but discount pricing is available for attending multiple shows. For a full list of performances and special events and ticket prices, visit