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 selected productions at Burgtheater and Volkstheater are now available. The pre-sale for the entire programme starts on 12 June.

Video edit: Maximilian Pramatarov


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.

The performances at Burgtheater und Volkstheater are now online

As of now, tickets for the performances at Burgtheater and Volkstheater are available. They include big names such as William Kentridge, Dada Masilo, Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, Wim Vandekeybus and Jérôme Bel, as well as Alexander Vantournhout, who wowed the ImPulsTanz audience for the first time in 2023, and the Korea National Contemporary Dance Company with a choreography by Kim Sungyong, which will be performing in Vienna for the first time. Tickets for all other productions will be available from 12 June.

Photo: William Kentridge – The Great Yes, The Great No © Stella Olivier

For the first time at ImPulsTanz

French choreographer Maud Le Pladec can be seen for the first time at ImPulsTanz with her piece Silent Legacy, in which 11-year-old Adeline Kerry Cruz and her mentor Jr Maddripp, who also teaches a workshop this year, take Krump to the stage. With Make Banana Cry, Andrew Tay and Stephen Thompson playfully and critically reckon with the Western concept of ‘being Asian’. And Lucy Guerin is a guest with a double feature of Split and How To Be Us.

Photo: Maud Le Pladec – Silent Legacy © César Vayssié




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

Book workshops and research projects now

All 254 workshops and research projects taking place in the light-flooded studios of Vienna’s Arsenal again in 2024 are now online and bookable. 157 national and international teaching artists invite you to try out Contemporary, Ballet, Improvisation, Jazz, Composition, Modern and much more. Newcomers include Ariel Douglas, Sonja Pregrad, Jr Maddripp, nora chipaumire and Marie Kaae. But what would the festival be without its long-time companions, such as Terence Lewis, Alleyne Dance, Salim Gauwloos, Libby Farr, Peeps, Risa Steinberg, Joe Alegado, Nina Kripas and Christopher Matthews?

Photo: Cuba Mami – Twerk © yakoone

Early Bird bonus until 31 May

All workshops and research projects can be booked now and until 31 May you pay 20 euros less for the first course booked with the early bird bonus. And then it’s off to the dance floor with Sofie Douda, Cumbia, Merengue and Raggaeton, to the catwalk with Krõõt Juurak and Vera Rosner, to the Cypher with Markus Eggensperger and in front of the camera with Jermaine Browne.

Photo: Christopher Matthews – Commercial Contemporary Jazz © Emilia Milewska




We are happy to announce this year’s chosen artists of the TURBO Research Residencies in the frame of ImPulsTanz:  Katharina Senk & Theresa Scheinecker, Andrea Vezga Acevedo & Iris Omari Ansong & mirabella paidamwoyo* dziruni & Yours Izundu Joanna Zabielska. TURBO Research Residencies 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. 


Raja Feather Kelly and Rachel Chavkin on “Lempicka”

What happens when a theater-loving choreographer and a dance-loving director work together on a musical? Broadway recently got an answer, when Lempicka (pronounced lem-PEEK-a), the first collaboration between choreographer Raja Feather Kelly and director Rachel Chavkin, began previews at the Longacre Theatre. An article by Sylviane Gold for Dance Magazine.


[8:tension] Young Choreographers’ Series Podcast

Former artistic director of the [8:tension] Young Choreographers’ Series, Chris Standfest, and writer Sean Pfeiffer teamed up for this new podcast. Throughout their stay in Vienna and as part of ImPulsTanz 2023, Sean Pfeiffer engaged in dialogue with every artist involved in the nine [8:tension] productions presented at the 40th festival edition. The initial episodes feature discussions with Chara Kotsali and Anna Biczók and offers a glimpse into their creative processes, the genesis of their works To Be Possessed and DELICATE, respectively, as well as their impressions of Vienna. Tune in now on Spotify, Podcastaddict or Deezer for captivating insights.


TURBO Research Residencies 2024

We again invite young choreographers living and working in Austria to apply for a TURBO Research Residencies within the framework of ImPulsTanz. The aim is to support young local dance and performance creators and strengthen the Austrian scene. There are two spots available this year. Application deadline: 5 May 2024