ATLAS – create your dance trails

Choreographic training programme
6 July – 10 August 2022

ATLAS – create your dance trails is a modular training programme in the scope of ImPulsTanz – Vienna International Dance Festival. It offers both artists with initial experience as choreographers and artists in the middle of their career, including from other disciplines, a dynamic environment for their artistic development. The programme aims to meet two of their central needs: first, to have access to studio space to do research and work on pieces, and second, to receive new input through individual training programmes, by watching international productions and by exchanging ideas with artists from more than 100 countries, as well as through peer-to-peer exchanges among the ATLAS group. Dramaturgical advice is provided by a coach supervising the participants’ work during the course of the programme. Dance dramaturg Guy Cools will resume his role in 2022.

ATLAS includes

Workshops & research module

  • 3-day workshop with the ATLAS coach
  • Participation in research projects
  • Participation in workshops

Performance module

  • Free admission to all productions

Rehearsal and studio module

  • Studio space (3 to 4 studios exclusively for the ATLAS group)
  • Individual artistic coaching (at least two face-to-face meetings)
  • Regular exchange and feedback sessions with the other ATLAS participants (as required by participants)
  • Meeting with choreographers from the [8:tension] Young Choreographers’ Series
  • Final studio showing(s) for colleagues at the end of the festival
  • Final feedback discussion with the ATLAS coach
  • All participants receive an ATLAS certificate at the end of the programme


  • Accommodation in Vienna
  • Discount on the dish of the day in the cafeteria at the ImPulsTanz workshop centre Arsenal
  • An allocated ImPulsTanz bike for the entire duration of your stay or alternatively a monthly public transport pass
  • Free admission to ImPulsTanz parties

Video: Maximilian Pramatarov

Fees & application

The participation fee is €2,600.

To apply, please send the completed form, a CV, a letter of motivation and a portrait photo by email to Prospective participants are invited to describe in the letter of motivation the project they plan to work on during their stay.

We will inform applicants within 14 days of their acceptance or rejection. A maximum of 20 participants will be selected by a panel of judges. To formalise your participation in the ATLAS programme, a down payment of €800 must be made no later than four weeks after confirmation of acceptance. Participants must be of legal age.

After receiving the down payment or the total participation fee, we will send you an official invitation letter including confirmation of acceptance. This letter is intended to help with applications for travel subsidies, grants or other types of financial support. The ATLAS assistant will be happy to advise you on available funding opportunities.

*The participation fee does not include travel costs, visa fees, health insurance, food.

Applications have closed.


ATLAS is sponsored by Life Long Burning – Towards a sustainable Eco-System for Contemporary Dance in Europe and the EU programme Creative Europe

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