Advance booking starts for 14 programme highlights

Less than two months until the ImPulsTanz festival summer and we are very happy to already kick off the pre-sale for a selection of brand new pieces! Meg Stuart embarks on a wild odyssey through time in the world premiere of CASCADE at Volkstheater. Trajal Harrell, the in-house director of Schauspielhaus Zürich, presents his work Maggie The Cat. In his adaption of Tennessee Williams’ The Cat on a Hot Tin Roof the dancers are, amongst other things, voguing to hot music – from Bruce Springsteen to Julio Iglesias. In Outwitting the Devil, Akram Khan interprets a Babylonian epic where six dancers of all ages visualise the dark, destructive side of mankind. Louise Lecavalier, David Bowie’s former dance partner, once again explores her own limits in a controlled, meditative and obsessive way in her work Stations at Akademietheater. All this and much more here!

Booking start for 179 workshops & research projects

Finally, after an eventful festival year in 2020, which mainly took place outdoors, we return to our beloved workshop centre Arsenal in 2021 from 15th July to 15th August. A total of 185 workshops and research projects – from Afro-Haitian Dance to a Waxing Gibbous Moon Embodiment Party and Folktrance to Vogue To Everything – in 17 departments by 110 international and Austrian teachers are waiting for you. There is something for everyone: about 95 classes are suitable for beginners, people over 60 as well as for children and teens. Around 90 further courses, including 9 research projects, are aimed at experienced and professional dancers and choreographers. Book your workshop now! MORE

Shake the Break for Kids & Teens

Sitting still has come to an end: together with Dschungel Wien, we are once again inviting children and teens aged 3.5 to 18 to 12 exciting Shake the Break workshops. Daybee Dorzile, Markus Eggensperger, Ákos Hargitay, Romy Kolb and Attila Zanin take you into the world of hip hop and social dance, Futurelove Sibanda will bring music from his home country Zimbabwe, Suni Löschner, Johanna Figl and Martina Rösler let animals loose and Laura Steinhöfel, Elda Gallo, Sanja Tropp Frühwald and the Künstlerinnenkollektiv KLAUS playfully deal with themes such as love, princesses and the coexistence of humans, animals and nature. MORE

IDOCDE Symposium on Contemporary Dance Education

Also this year we are happy to host – on 31st July and 1st August – the IDOCDE Symposium on Contemporary Dance Education. The symposium, entitled per/mutation. practical and tactical applications in taking care of mortal dancing, brings together everything that has been moving dance forward since the global pandemic began. MORE

New additions to the workshop programme

The workshop programme has three new additions. We are looking forward to song writing with Ivo Dimchev, an insight into the repertoire of Isadora Duncan with Elisabeth Schwartz and Jérôme Bel and the wonderful winner of a Golden Lion Germaine Acogny with her technique class. Book now and get the early bird discount! MORE

ImPulsTanz Telegram Channel

We created a Telegram Channel to keep you up-to-date not only during the festival excitement but also from now on. Here you will be provided with news about the programme, hints about spontaneous jams, showings and additional performances, useful (secret) tips as well as one or the other sweepstake directly on your phone. Subscribe now!

ImPulsTanz Campaign 2021

As part of this year’s festival campaign – Being ImPulsTanz – the design studio CIN CIN and the hyped 3D makeup artist Ines Alpha, who has designed spacey AR filters for Dior and artworks for Charli XCX, have created an Instagram face filter exclusively for ImPulsTanz. This way, all those who unfortunately cannot travel to Vienna this summer can be part of the festival – at least virtually. We look forward to a lot of instragram filter gold – have fun! MORE

Save the Date

Teachers List online: 25th March
Booking and application start workshops and research projects: 15th April
Pre-sale selected performances: 18th May
Pre-sale entire performance programme: 15th June
Festival start: 15th July
To be continued...

ImPulsTanz 2021: A parade of premieres and classics

We are back in the new year and are happy to reveal some more highlights for the summer of 2021: Alain Platel restages his piece Gardenia 10 years after its premiere and shows the new adaptation with an almost complete original cast for the first time at ImPulsTanz. With Umwelt by Maguy Marin, another restaging is also back on stage, still controversial and more important than ever. And Marco Berrettini brings back No Paraderan, also newly adapted, as [ImPulsTanz Classic]. Find out more here.


Advance booking starts for 14 programme highlights

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Design: CIN CIN Vienna / Photos: Ulrich Zinell / Performer: DaDa JV / 3D Make Up: Ines Alpha

Workshop catalogue available for download

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