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 the entire performance programme are available online, by phone and at the box office!

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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.

Week 2: From archaeology to catharsis

In Dance is the archeologist, or an idol in the bone. the dance itself is allowed to be the archeologist. DD Dorvillier / human future dance corps dances here layer by layer towards an invisible, ghostly partner figure until it encounters a future piece of the present. Trajal Harrell, Cecilia Bengolea, François Chaignaud and Marlene Monteiro Freitas bring a celebration of contradictions, half-truths and deeply felt lies to Odeon with (M)imosa, already performed at ImPulsTanz in 2011 and 2013. Xenia Koghilaki, on the other hand, is looking for the “radically alive”, as we only know it from punk concerts, in Slamming, the 5th production of the [8:tension] series. She calls for catharsis on 22 and 24 July at WUK. “To be or not to be” is the big question at Burgtheater when Dada Masilo / The Dance Factory bring their version of HAMLET to the stage as a firework of dance to live music. At Volkstheater, the performers around Alexander Vantournhout / not standing move as nimbly as geckos when they challenge the limits of vertical balance in foreshadow. And Geumhyung Jeong, who can be seen at ImPulsTanz in 2022 with a major retrospective, returns to mumok with Find, Select, Copy and Paste to blur the boundaries between person and object.

Photo: Geumhyung Jeong Find, Select, Copy and Paste © Haewook Park




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

Symposium: LACE#2: Mediating Touch

From 26 to 28 July, LACE#2 offers a series of events with artists and activists sharing their research related to hospitality and touching as a mediating practice. Residencies from 29 July to 2 August invite participants to deepen their experience in various topics. It all meanders around practicing embodied relation and relational knowledge-making. Register now!

Photo: © idocde



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