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RAD Fest brings weekend of dance to Kalamazoo
RAD Fest

So. Much. Dance. That’s what’s on tap March 6-8 when the Midwest Regional Alternative Dance Festival — RAD Fest — returns to downtown Kalamazoo.

More than 300 dancers, six live performances, eight master classes, a “screendance” film series, discussion panels, visiting artists and networking events are planned for the three-day festival. Live performances will be at 7 and 9 p.m. March 6, 7 and 9 p.m. March 7, and 3 p.m. March 8 at the Wellspring and Jolliffe theaters in the Epic Center, 359 S. Kalamazoo Mall.

In addition, there will be RAD Hop events from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at five locations during the March 6 Art Hop including the Epic Center basement and third floor, Discover Kalamazoo, Consumers Credit Union and Down Dog Yoga. All are free except the event at Down Dog Yoga, which has limited space.

RAD Fest will also offer a free screendance series. Screendance is a genre of dance where the choreography is created to be filmed. The series will be screened at 3:30 p.m. March 7 at the Kalamazoo Public Library.

Tickets for the festival are $35 to attend two shows, $65 for four shows or $80 for a full festival pass. To order tickets, register for master classes and view the festival schedule, visit Related article: