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Dancing on The Rapid

 Dancer performs on The Rapid bus.

For those seeking a unique art experience, we have the perfect exhibit for you.

A Gallery Exhibition of New Works in Screendance will be showing at the UICA until January 17. Local artists Amy Wilson of Dance in the Annex, Erin Wilson of ArtPeers, as well as local actors, dancers, organizations like SideCare Studios joined to create a collection of three dance films. The Rapid worked in partnership with these wonderful organizations in the production of one of the featured films, As In Life.

Created entirely on a 40 foot Rapid fixed-route bus traveling in downtown Grand Rapids, As In Life  offers a shining and unusual take on riding public transportation. We were thrilled to work closely with this talented group of creatives. Don’t miss the finished piece!

Dancer riding The Rapid.

“The environment became a part of the film, it was the same in the other films, especially the bus where we spent 15 hours filming,” says Amy Wilson says of the “As in Life” filming process. “It was almost like the bus became another dancer; the way the bus moved dictated how we moved.”

View the trailer and visit for hours. UICA is located near Rapid Routes 1, 4, 6, 13, 14, 15 and the Silver Line.


Written by The Rapid

The Rapid (Interurban Transit Partnership) is the authority that provides a variety of public transportation services for the Grand Rapids metro area and beyond. It is organized and operates under Michigan Public Act 196 of 1986.