The Modern Atlanta Dance Festival is celebrating its 24th year of showcasing the Georgia's contemporary dance.
Photo: the AJC
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Modern Atlanta Dance Festival returns for 24th year; see when, where

The Modern Atlanta Dance Festival will soon return for its 24th year. 

The event, created by Douglas Scott and Full Radius Dance, will feature works from seven choreographers and Georgia dancers over two nights in the Balzer Theater at Herren's.

Lee Harper, founding director of Lee Harper & Dancers, will receive the fourth annual Pioneer of Atlanta Dance award and a dance will be performed in her honor on May 12. Harper has been artist-in-residence at Woodward Academy since 1992.  

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General admission is $25 for adults; $20 for children 12 and under, seniors and working artists; and $15 for groups of 10 or more. Tickets are available for purchase at

This year’s performances will take place May 11-12 at 8 p.m. at 84 Luckie St.

The acts include:

• Core Peformance Company: “July 13, 2016: 4:10 PM” (excerpt)

• Meaghan Novoa: “Ima (Mother)” 

• Okwae A. Miller & Artists: “The g[Ray] Boi” 

• Ruchi Ahuja: “soft animal” 

• SWADanceCo: “Refraction” 

• “nostalgia”

• Full Radius Dance: “too far this time to come back again”

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