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.

Video: CIN CIN, Illustrations: Luca Schenardi, Photos: Anna Breit, Music: LOU ASRIL


Every year ImPulsTanz presents more than 60 productions by international as well as Austrian artists and companies in an extraordinary density in the theatres and museums of Vienna.




134 international teachers and choreographers share their knowledge with beginners and professionals in more than 210 workshops and research projects at Schmelz.

Goodbye, dancers!

The last dances for 2023 were held outdoor at the Public Moves classes on 4 August and indoor at the «expressions’23» at Schmelz on 5 August. We are very pleased that 42,100 classes were attended this year and over 17,000 people danced at and watched the Public Moves outdoor classes. Thanks to our Public Moves partners Arbeiterkammer Wien, Raiffeisen, Stadtbank in Wien, MuseumsQuartier Wien and the district administration of the 22nd district of Vienna, without whom none of this would have been possible.

Photo: Christopher Matthews Commercial Jazz © yakoone



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.

The nights became day

Together with ca. 30.000 people we not only celebrated on 30 evenings at the ImPulsTanz Festival Lounge this year, but also danced at the two ImPulsTanz Parties for the first time at the Arkadenhof in the Vienna City Hall and traditionally in Kasino am Schwarzenbergplatz, where we enjoyed the breathtaking concerts by Peaches and LYZZA. Thank you for coming!

Photo: Peaches – ImPulsTanz A-Side Party © yakoone




7 Mentorship Programs that Pair Early-Career Choreographers with Experienced Artists

Mentorship amongst choreographers is nothing new: Jose Limón had Doris Humphrey, and Alvin Ailey had Lester Horton. But in a career where there is often scarce training (most college programs still primarily train dancers, not choreographers, for instance) and that can be competitive and isolating, mentorship opportunities that are formalized rather than happenstance are becoming increasingly needed.


DANZA&DANZA July/August issue 2023

DANZA&DANZA INTERNATIONAL is a digital-only magazine in English with news and reviews from all over the world and exclusive interviews with the stars of dance. The latest July/August issue features the always surprising Principal dancer Daniil Simkin as cover story, an exclusive interview with Geneva Ballet’s Artistic Director Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, as well as a focus on Maria Callas on the centenary of her birth.


Introducing Dance Magazine’s 25 to Watch

What will the dance world of tomorrow be like? An answer – or several – might be illuminated by our annual list of dancers, choreographers and companies on the brink of skyrocketing. These trailblazers and breakout stars are forging their own paths through our field. We can’t wait to see where they lead us next.

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