Finally! The pre-sale for 22 evenings at Burgtheater and Volkstheater starts now. Among them is Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch with the Austrian premiere of Vollmond. Ein Stück von Pina Bausch as the festival opening on 7 July at Burgtheater. The piece, which premiered in 2006, deals on three evenings with themes of loneliness and longing in a visually stunning water battle. Get your tickets now!
Photo: Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch Vollmond. Ein Stück von Pina Bausch © Alexander López Guerra
On the occasion of the 35th anniversary of the great company Ultima Vez, founded and directed by Wim Vandekeybus, ImPulsTanz is presenting two of his works: the world premiere of Scattered Memories (22 & 24 July) as well as his new piece Hands do not touch your precious Me. In the latter, Vandekeybus works with the composer Charo Calvo, eight dancers and, for the first time, with the performer and visual artist Olivier de Sagazan. Tickets are now available.
Photo: Wim Vandekeybus / Ultima Vez Hands do not touch your precious Me © Danny Willems
The pre-sale for the entire performance programme will follow on 7 June, including Nadia Beugré, Ivo Dimchev, Clara Furey, Israel Galván, Geumhyung Jeong, Lenio Kaklea, Sergiu Matis, Mathilde Monnier, Robyn Orlin and many more. From Austria, Claudia Bosse, Philipp Gehmacher, Anne Juren, Simon Mayer, Akemi Takeya, Liquid Loft / Chris Haring, Eva-Maria Schaller and Michael Tursinky, among others, present exciting works and in the [8:tension] Young Choreographers’ Series there are 10 young positions from Finland to Zimbabwe to discover. To be continued...!
Photo: Cie. Mathilde Monnier RECORDS © Marc Coudrais
All workshops can be booked as of now. Beginners and professionals alike are invited to dance and improvise with internationally renowned teachers in the relaxing atmosphere of the light-flooded studios of Arsenal. The programme includes classes ranging from African dance and ballet to hip hop and contemporary dance by Salim Gauwloos, Libby Farr, Joe Alegado, Comfort Fedoke and many more.
Photo: Workshop-Zentrum Arsenal © yako.one
Professional dancers and choreographers can now apply to 10 Research Projects: Ulduz Ahmadzadeh dedicates herself to unexplored and underrepresented movement material of pre-Islamic, Middle Eastern cultural heritage. Antonia Baehr and Jule Flierl devote themselves to the voice as well as reading (aloud) and writing texts. Alexander Gottfarb and Clélia Colonna consider dance as work (on a field) in their 3-week Pro Series. And Stefanie Wenner’s Field Project you dance with colours.
Photo: FERMATE: A LANDSCAPE PLAY. 1st Map. Galerie für zeitgenössische Kunst Leipzig, Juni – Oktober 2022 in der Ausstellung Appointment X kuratiert von Julia Schäfer.
The workshop bookings are in full swing and here we have already the first additions! Nicole Peisl, who has worked with William Forysthe for 14 years, teaches an open-level course in which body, heart and mind are brought into harmony. Ibou Bá shows traditional, diverse polyrhythms from Senegal in his drum workshop. And Futurelove Sibanda teaches one of his popular African dance classes for beginners.
Photo: Futurelove Sibanda Afro-Fusion Public Moves 2020 © yako.one
During the day you sweat in the workshops, in the evening you marvel at the performances and at night you talk about them at the ImPulsTanz Festival Lounge. At Burgtheater Vestibül, audiences and choreographers, workshop participants and teachers as well as party-loving visitors meet to wind down together.
Photo: © yako.one
Every night the Festival Lounge has a different act in store: DJs from radio FM4 and the Affine Records label, artists and staff of ImPulsTanz as well as the Live’n’Local live concerts. Once a week, the latter shines a spotlight on Austrian musicians, especially promising newcomers.
Photo: Maraskino, 2021 © yako.one
On 15 July and 5 August for the two ImPulsTanz parties dance enthusiasts will have the dance floor at their feet and music lovers can look forward to international acts. Featured artists in recent years have included GNUČČI, FVLCRVM, UNIIQU3, Cecile Believe, Catnapp, Cody ChesnuTT, DJ Kormac and Amadinda Sound System.
Photo: GNUČČI, 2021 © yako.one
This year ImPulsTanz will once again give away 2 TURBO Research Residencies in the frame of the festival. These are aimed exclusively at up-and-coming artists living and working in Austria, in an effort to support young local dance and performance artists and promote the Austrian scene.
We are very pleased to have been awarded with the Cultural Fundraising Award in the category "Best Corporate Partnership" for our cooperation with Renault Austria in 2019. Thank you very much! We would also like to congratulate the other two winners: the Votiv Kino and Café Liebling for their initiative to save the Bellaria Kino and the OTTO Kulturgenossenschaft for their project in Ottensheim.
The German association for dance journalism Tanz.media organises in cooperation with ImPulsTanz, from 21 to 24 July, a high profile workshop free of charge about multimedia storytelling, postproduction and digital publishing. During the workshop participants will learn how to tell multimedia stories for online media in an exciting and captivating way.
For this year’s festival we are still looking for support for our team – in the Workshop Office and in the audience service, at the box office, at the premiere celebrations, at the location design and much more. We look forward to your applications! German language skills are required.