Designed by CIN CIN, / Photos by Ulrich Zinell / Performers: Elizabeth Ward & *mirabella paidamwoyo dziruni*
Designed by CIN CIN, / Photos by Ulrich Zinell / Performers: Elizabeth Ward & *mirabella paidamwoyo dziruni*


Cancellation of the ImPulsTanz Festival 2020 & postponement of certain projects

On 17th April 2020 the Austrian Federal Government announced further steps regarding its measures against COVID-19. Those measures as well as the international situation, the continuing massive travel restrictions and unpredictable visa problems, force us to take a painful but nevertheless clear step: The 37th edition of the ImPulsTanz – Vienna International Dance Festival from 9th July to 9th August 2020 cannot take place in its originally planned and later adapted form.

Especially the ImPulsTanz festival – as well as our whole artform – thrives on live atmosphere, diversity and international, transcultural exchange. Therefore, we are doing our utmost in order to revive this atmosphere, if at all possible, with Public Moves in summer and together with our museum partners in autumn. The 2020 programme will be largely maintained for ImPulsTanz 2021 (15th July to 15th August). Nevertheless, it is important to be open for new artistic works, that are still being created in response to this crisis, for the upcoming programme. We keep you posted and look forward to dancing together again!
Your ImPulsTanz team

Support ImPulsTanz

Since ImPulsTanz unfortunately cannot take place as planned this year, we are even more pleased and happy about your support – in the form of donations for our project Lass Springen!, which enables children and teens to participate in workshops, for new mirror walls and much more. Furthermore, our workshop and performance vouchers as well as merchandise articles are still available in our shop. Thank you very much!

Obituary for Nancy Stark Smith

We are sad to announce that Nancy Stark Smith passed away on Friday 1st May 2020 at the age of 68. Together with the dance world we mourn the passing of an important pioneer and icon of Contact Improvisation. MORE

DanceAbility Teacher Certification 2021

ImPulsTanz and Alito Alessi, founder and executive director of DanceAbility, offer a four-week long DanceAbility Teacher Training, taking place during the ImPulsTanz Festival 2021 from 4th to 30st July. MORE

IDOCDE Symposium & Residency

We don’t know yet the form in which the IDOCDE Residency (20th to 24th July) and the Symposium (25th to 26th July) will take place. But they will. For now, the team of IDOCDE offers the Virtual Place for Taking Space until we know what the future holds. A series of Zoom meetings for connecting, reconnecting and sharing where we are at today. Join us! MORE


RHYTHM IS A DANCER – ImPulsTanz Dance Contest 2019

Video by Maximilian pramatarov



Designed by CIN CIN, / Photos by Ulrich Zinell / Performers: Elizabeth Ward & *mirabella paidamwoyo dziruni*

Workshop catalogue available for download

For professionals, beginners and dance enthusiasts: all workshops and research projects are included in our new catalogue. DOWNLOAD

© Karolin Miernik


Everything about our previous festivals you find HERE

final workshop showing 2019 ©


Sneak previews of our current performances or sweet memories of our workshops and past festival events can be watched HERE.

© Maja Preckel


Fashionable goodies of the last festivals are available HERE

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