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RAD Fest returns, albeit virtually

The Midwest Regional Alternative Dance Festival (RAD Fest), presented by Wellspring/Cori Terry & Dancers and featuring the work of more than 200 choreographers, filmmakers, movement installation artists and dance educators from across the globe, returns March 5-7.

Covid-19 restrictions have limited the three-day festival’s live performance aspect but not the online events available, which will include virtual concerts, “screendance” films, master classes, artist talk-backs, interactive lectures/discussions, audience Q&A sessions and movement installations.

The three-day festival will present the performances, master classes and artist talks via livestreaming. Professional performances of short works are scheduled for 8 p.m. March 5 and 6, and a youth performance series begins at 3 p.m. March 7.
Screendance films and movement installations will be available for online viewing anytime between 10 a.m. March 5 and 10 p.m. March 7.

Tickets for the Midwest RAD Fest range from $30-$75, with some activities free to attend. To view the festival’s complete schedule or to buy tickets, visit .