On Sunday, 18th March 2017, the dancer and choreographer Trisha Brown died at the age of 80. She is considered one of the most important choreographers and cofounders of Postmodern Dance. Especially the use of every-day movements has formed choreographic concepts and influenced practices until today. Her death, after a long sever illness, is not only a loss for the international dance scene, also ImPulsTanz loses a standing companion.
With the one-year EU project The Humane Body – ways of seeing dance the participating partners Kaaitheater Brussels, CND Paris, The Place London and Wiener Tanzwochen/ImPulsTanz are committed to raise an awareness for blind and partially sighted people as potential audiences of contemporary dance. On 8th, 9th and 10th March 2017 two of the three performances created within the frame of this project will celebrate their premiere at the CND Paris: Vera Tussing’s The Palm of Your Hand #2 and Volmir Cordeiro’s L’œil la bouche et le reste.
Vienna based French choreographer Anne Juren invites blind and partially sighted people to "one-on-one" workshops. Starting point of the workshop is the question "How can a choreography be conveyed through kinesthetic sensation only?". By using voice and sounds she leads the participants onto a trip through their bodies and organs. Thus she will a.o. create visual images, especially emphasizing on the notion of “pleasure” and “desire”. Also seeing people are cordially invited to making this experience.
The renowned Austrian dancer, choreographer and teacher Doris Uhlich follows Tino Sehgal as mentor of next year’s danceWEB Scholarship Programme at the ImPulsTanz – Vienna International Dance Festival.
The ImPulsTanz – Vienna International Dance Festival proudly announces that Ismael Ivo has been appointed as new artistic director of the renowned Balé da Cidade de São Paulo. The news were presented by São Paulo’s Secretary of State for Culture André Sturm at a recent press conference. Ismael Ivo, who founded the ImPulsTanz festival together with Karl Regensburger in 1984 and since then functions as its artistic advisor, will take up his new position within the next days.
Under the name mumok moves mumok & ImPulsTanz invite you to some mixed doubles: between 15 December 2016 and 09 February 2017 three unusual couples encounter each other in workshops in the Museum for modern art: Doris Uhlich & Albert Oehlen, Michikazu Matsune & Aldo Giannotti as well as Anne Juren & VALIE EXPORT. The workshops are open to everybody with or without previous knowledge in dance or visual arts.
In his latest choreographical work the Tanz Company Gervasi puts the focus on the tension between man and industrial objekt. The performers encounter plastic bottles within a mobil set-up. Bodies and objects assert their own auratic spaces, which eventually penetrate each other. They test an abundance of ambivalent relations, which are contiuously changing the bodies and objects.
A Sensational Find! Today, the silent film Die Stadt ohne Juden (“The City Without Jews”) is regarded as one of the most important Austrian productions of the interwar period. Shot in Vienna in 1924 and disturbingly prophetic, it shows the cultural and economic impoverishment of a city following the expulsion of its Jewish population. The film was only preserved in a fragmentary and, in terms of its content, downplayed version, until the Filmarchiv Austria succeeded in finding the missing parts in France. Please support the Filmarchiv Austria in restoring and maintaining this cinematic treasure!
The nadaLokal takes the occasion of the Month of Photography to celebrate its 7th anniversary with a photo exhibition, a daily performance program and the presentation of a performance catalogue of works from 2009 till 2016. Between 02 and 08 November 2016 an off-space performance festival is taking place.
With a lot of verve, humour and atmospheric piano melancholy Clara Furey & Dirk Stermann hosted a festive evening at Kasino am Schwarzenberplatz. On 14 August 2016, the international jury – Jennifer Lacey, Ana Vujanović and Wolfgang Kralicek – awarded even two artists with the Casinos Austria Prix Jardin d'Europe 2016…