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© Karolina Miernik
© Karolina Miernik

NEW: Group offer for schools and universities

A joy shared is a joy doubled! That is why ImPulsTanz offers, for the first time in 2020, a special package for groups of 8 or more people from schools and universities with the title Team up!. In addition to attending workshops, performances and parties, you also have the possibility to rent a studio, organise a public showing and work with a coach. MORE

Further Education Programme 2020

The further education programme for artists, dancers and choreographers ATLAS – create your dance trails (application deadline 31st March 2020) with Guy Cools as ATLAS-Coach will take place once more in 2020 as part of ImPulsTanz. Applications are open as of now!

Obituary for Yoshito Ohno

We deeply mourn the loss of a Butoh legend. Yoshito Ohno, who passed away on 8th January 2020 at the age of 81, dedicated his life to Butoh dance and carried on the legacy of his father, Kazuo Ohno. MORE

Dance Contest 2019

The ImPulsTanz Dance Contest was a huge success and a very special evening. A big thank you goes out to the host of the night Storm, DJ Worst Messiah for the amazing music selection, the jury for their expertise and, of course, the wonderful audience for the great atmosphere and support. This year's happy winner is Vasko Nasonov from Moscow. We sincerely congratulate and look forward to welcoming him at ImPulsTanz 2020!

Wim Vandekeybus / Ultima Vez "TRACES" © Danny Willems
Wim Vandekeybus / Ultima Vez "TRACES" © Danny Willems

Sneak peek

We are happy to announce the first programme highlights of this year’s festival: Wim Vandekeybus, Akram Khan and Dada Masilo will present their latest works at the Burgtheater. The workshop teacher Jose Agudo takes over the stage once again. The cooperations with the Leopold Museum and the mumok – Museum of Modern Art Vienna goes into another round. And we are celebrating 15 years of Liquid Loft. All this and much more from 9th July to 9th August 2020.

DanceAbility Teacher Certification 2020

ImPulsTanz and Alito Alessi, founder and executive director of DanceAbility, offer a four-week long DanceAbility Teacher Training, taking place during the ImPulsTanz Festival 2020 from 5th to 31st July. Registrations are accepted as of now! MORE

Save the date

We are approaching the festival season of 2020 with a lot of anticipation. In order to make sure you do not miss anything here are the important dates. 
Overview workshop teachers: 25th March
Booking and application start workshops and research projects: 15th April
Presale selected performances: 29th April
Presale entire performance programme: 9th June
Festival start: 9th July
To be continued...

ImPulsTanz – Young Choreographers' Award 2019

Yesterday, on 11th August 2019, the ImPulsTanz – Young Choreographers' Award, sponsored by Mikme, was awarded among the [8:tension] artists. Host of the night was the wonderful FM4 moderator Riem Higazi. The award went to not one but two performances: Such Sweet Thunder by Tobias Koch, Thibault Lac & Tore Wallert and Tatiana Chizhikova & Roman Kutnov with Time to Time! Congratulations from the bottom of our hearts!


PUBLIC MOVES – Outdoor Workshops for free

Video by Maximilian pramatarov
Music by Afroschnitzel



final workshop showing 2019 ©


Sneak previews of our current performances, or sweet memories of our workshops and past festival events can be watched HERE.

© Karolin Miernik


Everything about our previous festivals you find HERE

© Maja Preckel


Fashionable goodies of the last festivals are available HERE

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