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. Workshops, research projects and selected performances highlights can be booked as of now!

Pre-sale starts for 11 selected highlights
Video: Maximilian Pramatarov
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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.

Pre-sale starts for 11 selected highlights

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



126 international teachers and choreographers share their knowledge with beginners and professionals in 227 workshops and research projects at Arsenal Vienna.

Book your workshops now!

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 ©



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.




Turbo Residencies 2022

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.


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.


Workshop for dance journalists

The German association for dance journalism 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.


We are looking for support!

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.

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