Festival Lounge Extended

On Friday, 30th July, we are enlarging the Lounge at Kursalon Wien for the ImPulsTanz Festival Lounge Extended A-Side to create even more space for dancing, and relaxing on the terrace. Bombastic live sound will be provided by Yugoslavian-Swedish performer GNUČČI and the FM4 DJs Dalia Ahmed and DJ Phekt. MORE

Week 2: Performance Potpourri

To say that the third ImPulsTanz week will be varied would be an understatement: in the [8:tension] Young Choreographers’ Series tonight and on 31st July, Mozambican choreographer Idio Chichava tells of conflicts between marginalisation, religiosity and identity with humour and sensuality. Raja Feather Kelly presents himself as a pink alien in Hysteria, part two of his queer UGLY pop culture trilogy on 31st July and 2nd August. Marco Berrettini brings the tipsy cultural glitterati to the stage for a wonderfully ironic satire in No Paraderan on 2nd and 4th August. And Kaori Ito & Théo Touvet touch the audience with a moving excerpt from the logbook of their shared love on 3rd and 5th August. MORE

Add-on performances

Due to popular demand, we are pleased to offer an additional date each for THE SACRIFICE by Dada Masilo / The Dance Factory, TRACES by Ultima Vez / Wim Vandekeybus and Outwitting the Devil by Akram Khan Company. Get your tickets now. MORE

Mandatory masks as of 22 July

In line with Vienna's COVID-19 opening regulations, it is mandatory to cover your mouth and nose in all Viennese theatres and cultural institutions from 22nd July on, in addition to the 3-G rule (tested/vaccinated/recovered). We strongly recommend the use of FFP2 masks and asks all customers to bring their own. Further details on ImPulsTanz's COVID-19 measures can be found here. In addition, all visitors of the ImPulsTanz Festival Lounge must provide proof that they have either been vaccinated or have a current negative PCR test result (valid for a maximum of 72 hours from sample collection).

ImPulsTanz Soçial 2021

When the day turns into night, the ImPulsTanz Festival Lounge opens its doors – from 15 July to 15 August – to the hustle and bustle of summer night owls, international festival guests and other dance enthusiasts. The new, wonderfully opulent lounge location in the Kursalon Wien in the Stadtpark will kick off on 15 July with a live concert by soul/R'n'B wunderkind Lou Asril. Click here for the entire programme.

Public Moves 2021

All Public Moves classes are now online! From 6th July to 15th August, 112 teachers invite you to 189 classes at eight locations. These are open to all levels and age groups – daily, outdoors and for free. Registration is possible from 11:00 in the morning the day before. 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

Dance on Screen

In addition to performances, workshops and hot nights, ImPulsTanz also offers an extensive accompanying programme. From 22nd July, we will enliven the screen of the mumok kino: Faustin Linyekula’s film Letters from the Continent collects 21 video "letters" shot during the Covid-19 pandemic, offering a look at current contemporary dance work from Morocco to South Africa. And the music video programmes I Like and Pop Art, in cooperation with Vienna Shorts, transport one of the most versatile contemporary media forms from the small screen to the cinema screen. MORE

Premiere League

After an unfortunately quieter year, we are thrilled that a whole range of international and Austrian guests are premiering their brand new pieces at ImPulsTanz: Meg Stuart presents her latest work CASCADE at Volkstheater, Raja Feather Kelly, director of the company the feath3r theory, will develop the third part of his UGLY trilogy on site and present it to the audience for the first time. Maguy Marin and Alain Platel will show exciting new adaptations of their classics Umwelt and Gardenia. And local heros and heroines such as Ian Kaler, Willi Dorner, Saskia Hölbling and Liquid Loft will finally be able to show what they have been working on over the past year. MORE

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

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

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!

More is more

We are pleased to announce further additional performances and workshops: Once again Marta Coronado and Fabiana Pastorini will be teaching at Arsenal, Tribute by Frédéric Gies together with Weld Company will be shown another time at Odeon and PLASTIC PARTY VIENNA will be celebrating 100 years of Beuys for a third time at  MQ Libelle. Get your tickets here!


ImPulsTanz Festival Spot 2021

Art Direction & Design by Cin Cin • Vienna
Performer: Breanna O’Mara & DADA JV / Make Up and Hair by Sarah Bzoch / Styling by Patricia Narbon / 3D Make Up by Ines Alpha



Design: CIN CIN Vienna / Photos: Ulrich Zinell / Performer: Breanna O'Mara / 3D Make Up: Ines Alpha

Performance catalogue download

Browse now through the programme of ImPulsTanz 2021 – here you can  DOWNLOAD the performane catalog.

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

Workshop catalogue download

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


Fashionable goodies as well as workshop and performance vouchers HERE

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

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