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.

Art Direction & Design by CIN CIN, Music: B.Visible – ‚Gloom‘



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.


Thank you – for 32 unforgettable festival days with 44,600 visitors in Vienna’s theatres and museums, at the Choreographic Convention, at the [8:tension] Young Choreographers’ Series, at our Classics, at the book presentations, film screenings and much more. We are looking forward to 2023: July 6 to August 6!

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126 international teachers and choreographers share their knowledge with beginners and professionals in about 230 workshops and research projects at Arsenal Vienna.


Thank you – for the 42,100 course units at 230 workshops and research projects, to the 21,400 dance enthusiasts that came to the Public Moves classes and, of course, for the wonderful and appreciative atmosphere everywhere!

Photo: Nina Kripas Slow Jamz ©

Dance Contest 2022

Congratulations to the winner of this year's Dance Contest: Chanel! A big thank you to our great judges Christopher Matthews, Anya Cloud, Daybee Dorzile, Comfort Fedoke and Archie Burnett, the host of the evening Storm, DJ Worst Messiah and of course everyone else involved. We are already looking forward to next year.

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The music programme invites festival guests and visitors to concerts and DJ sets at the Festival Lounge every evening and to the two big ImPulsTanz parties.




Jury statement ImPulsTanz Young Choreographers’ Award 2022

This year’s ImPulsTanz Young Choreographers’ Award went to Davi Pontes and Wallace Ferreira for Repertorio N.2. Special mention was also made of the works of Boglárka Börcsök and Andreas Bolm as well as Mikko Niemistö. Read the entire jury statement here.


Opening Choreographic Convention

We are very pleased to announce that Dr Brigitte Bierlein – President of danceWEB and former Chancellor of Austria – will be opening the Choreographic Convention In Other Words: A Future. It starts on 9 July at 18:30 at Volkstheater, followed by Stefan Kaegi (Rimini Protokoll) in collaboration with Judith Zagury and Nathalie Küttel (ShanjuLab) and Temple du présent – Solo pour octopus: Film. Tickets are available here.


TURBO Residencies 2022

We are happy to announce this year's chosen artists of the TURBO Research Residencies in the frame of ImPulsTanz: 

Lau Lukkarila (AT/FI) & Luca Bonamore (AT)
maria mercedes | Julia Müllner (AT) & Camilla Schielin (AT)
Sebastiano Sing (AT/DE) & Hugo Le Brigand (AT/FR) & Lisa Maria Ernst (AT) 


Cultural Fundraising Award for ImPulsTanz X Renault

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.

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