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.

Public Moves & Accessibility

On 30 May, Public Moves starts in Carinthia – daily classes at Landhaushof including African dances, hip hop, yoga, contemporary dance and much more. Thanks to the increased focus on accessibility, everyone can gain new or deepened impressions together with artists like Daybee Dorzile aka Daybee Dee, Mani Obeya, Lenio Kaklea or Ziya Azazi. On 3 June Leonie Humitsch’s class Every.Body.Pleasure will also be translated into Austrian Sign Language (ÖGS) from 17:00 to 19:00. All information, including the registration process and accessibility, is available in our service area. Here you will also find details on smooth arrival and accessible parking options. Special needs can be communicated at any time via We look forward to seeing you!

Photo: Vera Rosner – Rolliballet All Abilities © yakoone

Last Chance for the Early Bird Discount

Until May 31, there is a 20 euro early bird discount on the first booked workshop. For example, you can dive into the rich diversity of social dances from the African diaspora in Aisha Comissiong’s open-level workshop Afro-Caribbean Rhythmic Explosion. With Eva-Maria Schaller in Counter Technique, you can learn to improve your freedom of movement and coordination by stabilizing and supporting the body through conscious counter-movements. And RubberLegz, who is new to ImPulsTanz, showcases Contemporary Street with a lot of flexibility and fluid movements.

Photo: Eva-Maria Schaller Counter Technique © Alina Fejzo




Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui honoured with the Ultima Prize

On 16 May, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui was awarded the Ultima Prize for general cultural merit by the province of Flanders for his complete works. The choreographer from Antwerp will present the Austrian premiere of his work 3S at ImPulsTanz 2024. Cherkaoui's 23-year career as a professional dancer includes more than 50 original choreographies, a Prix Benois de la Danse, two Olivier Awards, the Flemish Performing Arts Prize and three Choreographer of the Year titles from Tanz Magazine.


We are looking for support!

For this year’s festival we are still looking for support for our team – in the audience service, at the box office, in the area of external appearance and design, at our ImPulsTanz-Shop and much more. German language skills are required. We look forward to your applications!


TURBO Residencies 2024

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.