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Wiener Staatsballet "Blaubarts Geheimnis" © Michael Pöhn

ImPulsTanz Club partners

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© Johanna Figl

Festival App 2015!

We proudly announce that the free ImPulsTanz festival app is from now on to your service! The ideal companion through the busy festival weeks!
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© Johanna Figl

Club Cards 2015

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_ 2013 _ performances : 60 RESULTS

© Marie Jeanson

*MELK PROD. / Marco Berrettini


iFeel2 A young woman and a middle-aged man move about half naked in a tropical dream world boasting floating plants. They are being watched. An erotic female voice sings strange associations with nature....
[WildWalk]  2013
© Lorenz Seidler

2nd nature / Christine Gaigg


DeSacre! Pussy Riot meets Vaslav Nijinsky: Choreographer Christine Gaigg literally enters the Pussy Riot act and shows – accompanied by scenes of Nijinsky’s scandalous choreography of "Sacre du Printemps"...
© David Wiltschek

Akemi Takeya


(anti)*Clockwise The Viennese choreographer from Japan, Akemi Takeya, has expanded her successful solo piece “Feeler” into a female ménage à trois. The solo had her standing behind three microphones...
[WildWalk]  2013
© Richard Haughton

Akram Khan Company


DESH According to Akram Khan, this feature-length solo for a large stage is his most personal piece to date. The outstanding choreographer comes from a Bengali immigrant family and grew up in Wembley,...
© Jean Louis Fernandez

Akram Khan Company


iTMOi (in the mind of igor) Life. Rupture. Death. A hurricane of flickering lights and powerful music elucidates the unfolding drama. Multi award-winning British choreographer Akram Khan presents a spectacular...
© Matteo Maffesanti

Alessandro Sciarroni

FOLK-S will you still love me tomorrow?

FOLK-S will you still love me tomorrow? How does Schuhplattling work the Italian way and as a contemporary dance? Alessandro Sciarroni – performer, choreographer and director – shows us. Together...
[WildWalk]  2013
© Märta Thisner

Amanda Apetrea & Halla Ólafsdóttir

Beauty and the Beast

Beauty and the Beast This rather intense show is a celebration of freedom, love, lust, dance and rock ’n’ roll. The two young choreographers Amanda Apetrea and Halla Ólafsdóttir transform the dance...
[8:tension]  2013
© Herman Sorgeloos

Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker & Rosas

Partita 2 (Sei solo)

Partita 2 Sei solo The unforgettable violinist and conductor Yehudi Menuhin once said that the chaconne in Johann Sebastian Bach’s “Partita for Violin No. 2” was “the most brilliant structure...
© Emile Zeizig

Cecilia Bengolea & François Chaignaud

altered natives' Say Yes to Another Excess - TWERK

altered natives' Say Yes to Another Excess - TWERK This dance gets right down to business. “After a triumph of nudity, sex is now in the limelight of dance”, the French art magazine Art Press wrote...
[WildWalk]  2013
© Chaja Hertog

Cie. Ivo Dimchev


X-ON The incredible Lili Handel is back! Dressed only in high heels and sumptuously decorated panties, bald-headed and endowed with the voice of an opera singer, the queer diva moves about and manipulates...
© Maximilian Pramatarov

Cie. Ivo Dimchev


Fest It’s an exciting game that is determined by various kinds of human relationships. The name of the game is “Festival”, and Ivo Dimchev knows it very well because his radical works have enthused...
[WildWalk]  2013
GYMNOPÉDIES © Sylvie Ann Pare

Cie. Marie Chouinard


GYMNOPÉDIES & HENRI MICHAUX: MOUVEMENTS Sensational dancers, fascinating stage designs, exquisite costumes and rousing music are the trademarks of celebrated Canadian choreographer Marie Chouinard....
© Clara Furey & Michikazu Matsune

Clara Furey & Michikazu Matsune

Night Will Come

Night Will Come A performance in which things get to carry different meanings. Dusk is falling. Contours are blurring, shadows dissolving. The night approaches from the horizon. An amazing encounter may...
© Andrea Salzmann

Doris Uhlich

more than naked

more than naked It’s dancing, it’s flying! In her new group piece, which is first performed at ImPulsTanz 2013, renowned Austrian choreographer Doris Uhlich examines a poetry of movement which can...
© Giannina Urmeneta Ottiker

Eisa Jocson

Macho Dancer

Macho Dancer Dancer and choreographer Eisa Jocson presents a unique phenomenon by taking an artistic look into the night clubs of her home country, the Philippines: in these clubs, young men perform sexy...
[8:tension]  2013
© Katarzyna Szugajew

Florentina Holzinger

Makankosappo - CANCELLED!

Makankosappo - CANCELLED! We are sorry to announce that the performance "Makankosappo" on July 24 has to be cancelled due to an accident of Florentina Holzinger. Tickets for "Makankosappo" can be returned...
[WildWalk]  2013
© Odile Bernard Schroeder

François Chaignaud

ДУМИ МОЇ / Dumy Moyi

ДУМИ МОЇ / Dumy Moyi Inspired by the eccentric theyyam dances in Malabar, India, where the performers – wearing wondrous, monumental costumes – transform into gods but at the same time create...
© Karolina Miernik

Ismael Ivo


NO SACRE The body caught in the opposing extremes of being god’s image and a prison made of flesh. These days it is becoming increasingly possible to gain insight into the body and to read in its consciousness....
© Ani Anatovka

Ives Thuwis & Youth Group

Love Songs

Love Songs What the world needs now is love sweet love … Love is a game and it is madness. It is fulfullment and it is a curse. Is love all one needs? In "Love Songs, the renowned choreographer Ive...
© Alain Roux

Jana Unmüßig

Farbe, Farbe

Farbe, Farbe Four dancers in search for the rediscovery of lost time. Time that is won and then gambled away again, that can also be consciously extended and reduced. “Colour, colour”, the current...
[8:tension]  2013
© Michael Bause

Jérôme Bel

Disabled Theater

Disabled Theater A new, outstanding work by French choreographer Jérôme Bel, which aroused great enthusiasm at its world première in Brussels, and was also well received at the dOCUMENTA (13) in Kassel...
© Association R.B.

Jérôme Bel

Pichet Klunchun and myself

Pichet Klunchun and myself “What is dance to you?” – “And to you?”  Mutual amazement. Two strangers, who are fascinated by one another, show each other what it’s all about. It’s a...
© Hugo Glendinning

Jonathan Burrows & Matteo Fargion

Counting To One Hundred & One Flute Note

Counting To One Hundred and One Flute Note These two congenial performance partners not only share a wry sense of humour but also a sense that hits the mark of hidden meanings behind apparent nonsense....
[WildWalk]  2013
© Laurent Ziegler

Ko Murobushi

Ritournelle / Danse 'MILLE PLATEAUX' vol.1

Ritournelle / Danse 'MILLE PLATEAUX'  vol.1  As a child he used to live at the coast, where he had two elementary experiences: there were some instances when he was close to drowning. And several...
© Marc Dommage

Lenio Kaklea

arranged by date

arranged by date An unexpected event triggered the creation of this work: the dancer and choreographer Lenio Kaklea forgot the PIN to her credit card. As she struggles to recall on stage what “the memory...
[8:tension]  2013
© Nils Klinger

Liquid Loft / Chris Haring


LEGO LOVE A bacchanal, an orgiastic organism made up of thirteen bodies. Figures jostling each other like exulted demonstration models in a robot designer shop from the future: over-excited and virtuoso...
© Ryutaro Mishima

Liz Santoro

We Do Our Best

We Do Our Best Originally, Liz Santoro wanted to become a surgeon and studied neuroscience at Harvard University. Then she chose a career as a dancer and choreographer. But apparently some of her earlier...
[8:tension]  2013
© André Cornellier

Louise Lecavalier / Fou Glorieux

So Blue

So Blue A cosmos of stories opens up that appears to unite all aspects of life within itself. In this piece, Louise Lecavalier says, “everything is included: past, present and future, lightness, intensity,...
© Jack Hauser

Lux Flux

Deine dich liebende Valeska

Deine dich liebende Valeska For some time now, the Viennese performance group Lux Flux, i.e. Inge Kaindlstorfer, David Ender & Jack Hauser, have devoted themselves to one of the most exciting dance...
© Maarten Vanden Abeele


Analysis - The Whole Song

Analysis - The Whole Song The two time travellers Ricky and Ronny are getting closer to their goal in the third and final instalment of Dahl Bonnema’s “Tokyo, Paris, New York – a Pop Opera Trilogy”....
[WildWalk]  2013
© Marco Pires

Mariana Tengner Barros

The Trap

The Trap “To be a bitch, or not to be a bitch, that’s the question.” This solo examines the ambivalence of a diva and, in this context, an obsession with the “perfect” body. Smoking, monologising...
[8:tension]  2013
© Klaus Pichler

Marta Navaridas & Alexander Deutinger

Speaking of Which

Speaking of Which Mysterious reality. Is it possible, after all, that we actually live in a world that is just a simulation designed by computer freaks from the future? Marta Navaridas and Alexander Deutinger...
[8:tension]  2013
© Karolina Miernik

Mathilde Monnier / CCN Montpellier

Qu'est-ce qui nous arrive ?!?

Qu'est-ce qui nous arrive ?!? An amazing comic strip of the body and its often strange choreographies. Drawings can best capture the poses of bodies and their positions in space. Based on their intimate...
© Marc Coudrais

Mathilde Monnier / CCN Montpellier

Twin Paradox

Twin Paradox Whatever happens, even when the world falls apart: the dance goes on. Come hell or high water, as if it were the last resort: dancing despite everything else that’s going on. Ten dancers...
© Julian Röder

Meg Stuart / Damaged Goods & Münchner Kammerspiele

Built to Last

Built to Last Meg Stuart establishes a rather unconventional frame of reference of continuance and eternity to superbly monumental music like Ludwig van Beethoven’s “Eroica” and Antonín Dvořák’s...
© Lucas Zavalia

Michael Turinsky

heteronomous male

heteronomous male “As a child I dreamed of becoming a football coach. Now instead…”, says the physically disabled Viennese choreographer, dancer and philosopher Michael Turinsky in his solo “heteronomous...
[8:tension]  2013
© Ursula Kaufmann

Needcompany / Grace Ellen Barkey


MUSH-ROOM Revolt of the mushroom aliens! Belgian choreographer Grace Ellen Barkey, who was born in Surabaya, Indonesia, lights fireworks of imagination in this turbulent spectacle. The legendary US American...
© Joachim Kapuy

Occupy the Museum

Occupy the Museum "Over the course of 'Occupy the Museum', dance artists will focus on the agency of exhibition and display and undoing the ethnographic. Through interviews with the labour around the...
© Boris Munger

Olivier Dubois

Prêt à baiser

Prêt à baiser (Ready to kiss) The nefarious ambition to become an artist. The sacrifice of the muse who nurtures the artist’s posterity and leaves his body to the mercy of wolfish solitude. The kiss...
Cie. David Hernandez: "Divertimenti" © Karolina Miernik

Padmini Chettur

Beautiful Thing 2 + Divertimenti

Padmini Chettur: Beautiful Thing 2 “Where does the body begin and where does it end?”, was the big question posed by Padmini Chettur’s mentor, the great Indian dance artist Chandralekha. “It seems...
© Karolina Miernik

Philipp Gehmacher

SAY SOMETHING: six speech acts

SAY SOMETHING: six speech acts The ability to speak is a great gift and at the same time an immense cultural challenge: as a dance of language on the stages of society. “She just stood there, looking...
© Hanne Nijhuis

Rodrigo Sobarzo de Larraechea


A P N E A All life comes from water. But human beings have long since developed away from this medium. Fascinated by this “alienation”, the young Chilean-Dutch choreographer Rodrigo Sobarzo de Larraechea...
[8:tension]  2013
© Severin Koller

Silke SILK Grabinger

Versuchsperson Silke Grabinger 2.0

Versuchsperson Silke Grabinger 2.0 International choreographers Dave St-Pierre, Astrid Endruweit & Michael Laub, Trajal Harrell and Benoît Lachambre as well as film director Arash T. Riahi are involved...
© Jorge León

Simone Aughterlony

Show and Tell

Show and Tell The two charismatic performers Phil Hayes and Simone Aughterlony examine the fragile relationship between talk and action. They do what they say and say what they do – staged as a playful,...
© Tanz Company Gervasi

Tanz Company Gervasi

Solo with Guests (Part Two)

Solo with Guests (Part Two) This new work by Elio Gervasi, featuring 10 dancers, deals with order and chaos: what happens when our individual, arduously developed patterns of order interact with each...
© Miana Jun

Trajal Harrell

Judson Church is Ringing in Harlem (Made-to-Measure)

Judson Church is Ringing in Harlem (Made-to-Measure) / Twenty Looks or Paris is Burning at The Judson Church (M2M) The avant-garde shows up wearing toga dresses! To serve his purposes, New York choreographer...
© Whitney Browne / Courtesy of Third Streaming Gallery

Trajal Harrell

Antigone Jr.

Antigone Jr. /Twenty Looks or Paris is Burning at The Judson Church (jr.) A passionate plea by Trajal Harrell and Thibault Lac for the beauty of a stage spectacle and the appeal of enchantment, glamour...
[WildWalk]  2013
© Antoine Tempé

Trajal Harrell

Twenty Looks or Paris is Burning at The Judson Church (S)

Twenty Looks or Paris is Burning at The Judson Church (S) Is this man really a fashion victim? Or is the way Trajal Harrell’s treats fashion simply a reinvention of criticism? Anyway, the message the...
© Bengt Gustafsson

Trajal Harrell

Antigone Sr.

Antigone Sr. / Twenty Looks or Paris is Burning at The Judson Church (L) Stirring words as well as a tragedy presented with a wink, featuring lots of catwalking and Voguing plus really extravagant costumes...
© Antoine Tempé

Trajal Harrell

Twenty Looks or Paris is Burning at The Judson Church (XS)

Twenty Looks or Paris is Burning at The Judson Church (XS) Extra miniaturist, but also extra atmospheric is the solo version of Trajal Harrell’s “Twenty Looks”. Watch the choreographer up-close...
© Vicente de Paulo

Trajal Harrell & Friends

ImPulsTanz @ 30: License to party

Festival Opening ImPulsTanz @ 30: License to party The evening's events will be jumpstarted by a crew of contemporary dancers and voguing divas and divos. They will be werkin' the catwalk not only...
© Trajal Harrell

Trajal Harrell & Pro Series Participants

Rite of summer

Rite of summer After Igor Stravinsky’s and Vaclav Nijinsky’s controversial introduction of the rite of spring to the world of dance, i.e. after 1913, many other choreographers have devoted themselves...
© Paula Court

Trajal Harrell / Cecilia Bengolea / François Chaignaud / Marlene Freitas


(M)imosa / Twenty Looks or Paris is Burning at The Judson Church (M) The atmosphere reaches a climax when a gone-off-the-rails vamp transforms into a half-naked, female version of Prince singing “Darling...
© Wonge Bergmann

Troubleyn / Jan Fabre & Antony Rizzi

Drugs Kept Me Alive

Drugs Kept Me Alive Without fear, a survivor talks about his way of living: confessions of a dance junkie seen through the eyes of the Belgian artist, director and choreographer Jan Fabre, who wrote a...
© Danny Willems

Ultima Vez / Wim Vandekeybus

What the Body Does Not Remember

What the Body Does Not Remember (Revival) This piece caused a veritable shock wave when it was first presented to the public in 1987. Extreme speed, utmost precision and breathtaking tension govern this...
© Wim Vandekeybus

Ultima Vez / Wim Vandekeybus

booty Looting

booty Looting Tricks, distraction and deception everywhere. That’s the subject of this fast-paced piece filled to the brim with tension, sweat and lifeblood, in which four dancers, two actors and one...
© Karolina Miernik

William Kentridge

Refuse the Hour

Refuse the Hour William Kentridge (ZA) Philip Miller, Dada Masilo, Catherine Meyburgh (ZA) Is it possible to depict time on stage, or to materialise it? After celebrated productions at the Brussels...
© Neshaka Karaddzhinska

Willy Prager

The Victory Day

The Victory Day The street is seething. The sound of rebellion thunders. Wafts of mist on the stage. The noise of alarm horns. A remote-controlled police car races by, a small helicopter hums, going up...
[8:tension]  2013
© Vincent Cavaroc

Xavier Le Roy

Low Pieces

Low Pieces The audience enters a different world. The hectic pace remains outside, and the stage radiates utter peacefulness. A herd of animals is resting gracefully in the sun, then again fine trees...
© Céline Larrère

Zeina Hanna

Never Live Twice

Never Live Twice Charles Bukowski’s husky, sonorous voice talks about art and love. A comfortable lounge, lovely music and a video that is projected onto creased paper on a wall. In this video, a young...
[8:tension]  2013
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