Vienna International Dance Festival

Founded in 1984, ImPulsTanz – Vienna International Dance Festival has over the years evolved into the largest festival for contemporary dance and performance in the world. Every summer it presents a uniquely diverse programme of performances, workshops, research projects and musical acts.

Pre-sale for the entire performance programme starts now!

Video edit: Maximilian Pramatarov




Every year ImPulsTanz presents more than 50 productions by international as well as Austrian artists and companies in an extraordinary density in the theatres and museums of Vienna.

Tickets are available for 51 productions

Tickets for all 51 productions by the 47 artists and companies of ImPulsTanz 2024 are now available – online, via telephone and at the box office! The programme includes 9 world premieres from Dada Masilo to Chris Haring, 37 Austrian premieres from William Kentridge to Lucy Guerin, 3 ImPulsTanz Classics from Estzer Salamon to Davi Pontes & Wallace Ferreira and 11 pieces from the [8:tension] Young Choreographers’ Series from Deva Schubert to j. bouey & Tyrone Bevans. The festival also invites you to 6 film and music video programmes, a book presentation and every night to the ImPulsTanz Festival Lounge at Burgtheater Vestibül. On 9 and 10 August, there will be two back-to-back celebrations – at the ImPulsTanz Soçial Weekender at Vienna City Hall with Nyege Nyege, UCHE YARA and many more.

Up to and including 19 June, there is an early bird discount with a 10 % reduction on up to two tickets per production!

Photo: Deva Schubert Glitch Choir © Frank Sperling

Festival opening at the MAK

ImPulsTanz 2024 opens on Thursday, 11 July at the MAK – Museum of Applied Arts. From 20:00, everyone is invited to visit William Forsythe’s participatory installations free of charge and become part of the choreography. His large-scale works City of Abstracts (2001), Nowhere and Everywhere at the Same Time, Nr. 2 (2013), Putting one foot in front of the other (2019) and Attempt to walk without a rhythm (2023) allow us to feel how we organise our environment and are organised by it, with the help of 400 pendulums suspended from the ceiling, among other things. The installations can be visited during MAK opening hours until 18 August.
William Forsythe Choreographic Objects takes place in cooperation with MAK – Museum of Applied Arts.

Photo: William Forsythe © Dominik Mentzos




157 international teachers and choreographers share their knowledge with beginners and professionals in 254 workshops and research projects at Arsenal.

Public Moves goes Linz

After a successful start in Klagenfurt, the popular free outdoor classes are moving on to Linz from 13 to 23 June. In front of the Lentos Art Museum, renowned international and local teaching artists will give dance enthusiasts of all ages and levels an insight into different dance styles in a total of 22 dance classes every day at 17:00 and 18:45. From HipHop to House to African Dances and contemporary dance, there is something for everyone. Public Moves is supported by the Licht ins Dunkel innovation fund and Österreichische Lotterien. Public Moves Linz is supported by the Arbeiterkammer Oberösterreich and takes place in cooperation with the Lentos Art Museum Linz and the media partner Tips.

Photo: Silke Grabinger – HipHop Contemporary © yakoone



The music programme invites festival guests and visitors to concerts and DJ sets at the Festival Lounge every night and to the ImPulsTanz Soçial Weekender on two evenings at Vienna City Hall’s Arkadenhof.


Weekender: 2 days at City Hall & Vestibül

At the end of the festival comes a very special highlight: the ImPulsTanz Soçial Weekender on 9 and 10 August from 21:00 at Arkadenhof at Vienna City Hall and from 22:00 at Burgtheater Vestibül! The first evening will feature a showcase by Ugandan electronic music collective and festival Nyege Nyege – with Phelimuncasi, Authentically Plastic and Catu Diosis – and an unforgettable FM4 Friday with 8 DJs. Day 2 of the weekender brings new sounds and familiar faces with Ivo Dimchev, Wandl and UCHE YARA as well as an evening hosted by Affine Records.

Photo: A-Side Party 2023, Peaches © yakoone