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.

Tickets for the entire performance programme are available online, by phone and at the box office!

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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.

Highlights of the first week

The Volkstheater opens its doors with Il Cimento dell’Armonia e dell’Inventione by Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker and co-choreographer Radouan Mriziga. De Keersmaeker will also take audiences through her 44-year-long career in the lecture performance Vocabularium at Odeon. Soa Ratsifandrihana presents her solo g r o o v e at Halle G. Georges Labbat opens the programme at WUK with his spooky duet with a resin puppet. At Schauspielhaus, the legendary Ivo Dimchev kicks off the programme with a kind of all-star performance of his art. On the high seas, William Kentridge brilliantly opens the doors of Burgtheater and als shows his Dada solo Ursonate at Odeon. And Liquid Loft present IN MEDEAS RES, the first of a total of 10 world premieres, at Künstlerhaus Factory.

Photo: Eszter Salamon Reappearance (Film Still) © Marie Zahir




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

Let’s Dance!

The workshops at Arsenal have now officially started. For some of the workshops that will begin in the coming weeks, there are still places available to book, for example for Jean Luc Ducourt’s Ballet ReMix class – aimed at professionally trained ballet dancers – which focuses on the reinterpretation of classical ballet steps through the lens of contemporary dance techniques and composition methods. Toward A World Minor, taught by Niall Jones, is about practices that construct an elsewhere and a critical consideration of indeterminacy, excess and dissonance. In the workshop Robotics : House : Popping : Contemporary, Silke Grabinger explores the extent to which human attributes are projected onto robots, and in Yoga: We Belong/Somatic Solidarity An Anti-Colonial Approach to Reality, Sri Louise links Yoga Asana practice with anti-colonial text.

Photo: Jean Luc Ducourt –  Ballet ReMix  © Jean Luc Ducourt



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