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.

Pre-sale for the entire performance programme starts now!

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.

First additional performances are here

We are happy to already announce twelve additional performances: Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker and Radouan Mriziga will be following in Vivaldi’s footsteps once again in Il Cimento dell'Armonia e dell’Inventione on 16 July. Liquid Loft shows IN MEDEAS RES on 18 and 19 July and William Kentridge will be setting sail once again on 19 July with The Great Yes, The Great No. Dada Masilo will be bringing her HAMLET back to Burgtheater stage one more time on 24 July and Christine Gaigg / 2nd nature devotes herself to new ways of thinking about relationships in the world premiere of polymono on 26 and 28 July. In the additional performance on 29 July, Dana Michel explores the theme of work in MIKE. j.bouey & Tyrone Bevans invite you to a cosmic, electrifying encounter in A Message... on 30 July. Melanie Maar & Lindsay Packer show their visually intense dance of body and light between youth and maturity, femininity and masculinity on 1 and 3 August. And Luca Bonamore’s Silent Lovers will also have an additional date at Schauspielhaus on 5 August.

Photo: Dana Michel – MIKE © Françoise Robert

Festival opening at the MAK

ImPulsTanz 2024 opens on Thursday, 11 July at the MAK – Museum of Applied Arts. From 20:00, everyone is invited to visit William Forsythe’s participatory installations free of charge and become part of the choreography. His large-scale works City of Abstracts (2001), Nowhere and Everywhere at the Same Time, Nr. 2 (2013), Putting one foot in front of the other (2019) and Attempt to walk without a rhythm (2023) allow us to feel how we organise our environment and are organised by it, with the help of 400 pendulums suspended from the ceiling, among other things. The installations can be visited during MAK opening hours until 18 August.
William Forsythe Choreographic Objects takes place in cooperation with MAK – Museum of Applied Arts.

Photo: William Forsythe © Dominik Mentzos




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

Public Moves – next stop: Salzburg

Public Moves continues its tour around several Austrian regions! While the yellow dance floor is currently still rolled out in Linz at the Lentos Art Museum, where daily dance classes are still taking place until 23 June, Public Moves is moving on to Salzburg from 27 June until 7 July. The popular free of charge outdoor classes will take place at the Museum der Moderne Mönchsberg. Renowned international and local teaching artists will give dance enthusiasts of all ages and levels an insight into different dance styles in a total of 22 dance classes every day at 17:00 and 18:45. From HipHop to House, African Dances to Voguing and contemporary dance, there is something for everyone. Public Moves is supported by the Licht ins Dunkel innovation fund and Österreichische Lotterien. Public Moves Salzburg takes place in cooperation with the Museum der Moderne Salzburg. Thanks to Salzburg AG, all participants of Public Moves can use the Mönchsberg lift (MönchsbergAufzug) free of charge.

Photo: Karine LaBel – Afro-Haitan Dance © yakoone



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