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ImPulsTanz Workshop 2016 by Libby Farr "Introduction to Ballet" © Karolina Miernik
ImPulsTanz Workshop 2016 by Libby Farr "Introduction to Ballet" © Karolina Miernik

ImPulsTanz with its 3000 Workshop & Research students, offers a perfect forum for companies and schools to find new artists. The students can combine their further education activities with a job or education perspective. If you are interested in holding an audition in the frame of the festival 2018 and benefiting from this platform, please contact us at

We offer:
• international announcement of the audition (print and online)
• preparation / handling / hosting of the audition
• large studio space with sound system (and also piano if needed)
• class teacher/accompanist at hand if needed


Auditions 2018


IVO DIMCHEV Scultpures at X-Factor
dancers (male, female, transgender)
When: 15 July 2018
Time: 13:00
Where: Arsenal
Ivo Dimchev is looking for dancers with strong dance technique (male/female/transgender) to join an audition for X-FACTOR at Wembley Stadium on July 28, 2018. Rehearsals take place in Vienna from July 15-26, 2018. Salary: € 600,-.
No registration necessary - just come by on Sunday at 11am at Arsenal, Objekt 19, 1030 Wien, Austria. Please only come if you don’t need a visa for the UK.
In case of any questions please contact the ImPulsTanz Workshop Office (+43-1-51444-5411,


VALERIE OBERLEITHNER & MAGDALENA CHOWANIEC [In A Search  For We] iChoreography - Conversations (AT)

Who: This call is addressed to everyone aged 13–110
Open Practice (Workshop):
When: 16–20 July 2018
Time: 15:00–19:00
Where: Schauspielhausprobebühne, Rechte Wienzeile 73, 1050  Wien (U4 Pilgramgasse, opposite Café Rüdigerhof)

Silent Demonstration:
 20 & 22 July
Time: 18:00
Where: Heldenplatz, 1010 Wien

iChoreography - Conversations calls for participants for a silent Demonstration and a preparatory Open Practice. This call is addressed to everyone in the age between 13 and 110 who sees a necessity to :

  • pay a personal testimony to the events of 1938.
  • speak out loud against the rise of right wing policies today
  • practice new ways of living together
  • re -invent himherself to resist ready – made categorizations

What has happened 80 years ago? How have we been dealing with it? And where are we today?
The Practice of somatic demonstration focuses on the human body as an experimental and experiential space, capable of re -articulating politics. Remembering the moment of the Annexation of Austria to Germany, on 15 March 1938, we pose questions about the current affaires of state and about how to live together in 2018.

In a 5 days free workshop (16-20 July) we would like to share with you practices which we developed together with 4 teenagers from Vienna during 2017 and 2018. The practices are based on a somatic approach which goal it is to create a sensing body in motion.
We see these practices as democratic ones since they are open to everyone, since they allow intimate encounters and since they prioritize caring for one another and giving equal amount of time and space to everyone being involved. The main objective of somatic demonstration is to invent new bodies activly and continously working on democracies - to – come.

The workshop leads into a somatic demonstration which takes place on 20 and 22 July on Heldenplatz, Vienna. The demonstration is organized in cooperation with ImPulsTanz Festival Vienna and Haus der Geschichte Österreich.

16 - 20 July 2018
Everyday from 15:00 till 19:00
Rechte Wienzeile 73
1050 Wien (opposite of Café Rüdigerhof, close to U4 Pilgramgasse)

Somatic Demonstration:
20 & 22 of July
Heldenplatz Wien

iChoreography - Conversations

Interested participants are welcome to join us on the 13 July at 18:00 at Heldenplatz
for a short introduction to the sound installation „The Voices“ by Susan Philipsz which is currently running on Heldenplatz as a testimony to the Annexation of Austria in 1938.

To register for the workshop and for the demonstration, please write to:
Somatic Demonstration“ as subject


nadaproductions (AT): Danza y Frontera

Who: 3–4 dancers, m+f
When: 21 July 2018
Time: 12:30
Studio: Arsenal, ImPulsTanz Workshop centre,  Studio 2

On the 21 July, nadaproductions will hold an audition at the Arsenal: we are looking for 3 up to 4 dancers for the new creation Danza y Frontera (Tanz und Grenze)

. Requirements: a fast mind and body for steps and rhythmical patterns, energy and endurance, love for intense movement experience, to be able to relate with border theory and decolonial thought. Please bring Sneakers! 
This dance is a potent political embodiment of brotherhood, liminality and struggle, whose function goes far beyond stage and representation. It is fun to learn and to perform, challenging and exhausting.

Rehearsal periods: 21–29 July; 18 September–10 October 2018 in Vienna.
Shows: 1113 October 2018 in Vienna.
How to apply: contact us at with an Email and a Photo. Make sure you send us your contact information. Your information will be deleted after the audition.



 Who: choreographers (f+m)
 When: 28 July 2018
 Time: 10:00–17:00
 Studio: Ballettschule der Wr. Staatsoper (Goethegasse 1, 1010 Wien)

 La Faktoria Choreographic Center will open its doors in     January 2019 in Pamplona north of Spain under the direction  of LAIDA ALDAZ, MARTA CORONADO and CARMEN LARRAZ. It will be a place where choreographers will have their space to create. We will encourage artists from different disciplines to make research and show their work. We will organise international training programs, the first one will run from January 2019 to June 2019. The auditions to enter the program will be the 28 July at ImPulsTanz Vienna and the 05 August in Pamplona ( Festival Danzad Danzad Malditos).
More information concerning the auditions will come soon.

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dancer / performer, female, 20–35 years, Asian
 When: 11 August 2018
 Time: 13:00
 Studio: Arsenal, Objekt 19




  • Must be a qualified dancer with some acting experience

  • Fluency in English necessary

  • Should be able to perform in either Japanese, Chinese or Korean
  • Should have an appreciation of film. 

Rehearsals will be 06–28 October and Spring 2019, followed by touring engagements for Spring / Summer 2019, Autumn 2019 and possible further touring in 2020.
All rehearsal sessions will be held in Berlin
Standard Michael Laub / Remote Control Productions rates will be applied.
Please submit a CV, photos and web-links to:
Declan Rooney, Assistant Director - Michael Laub / Remote Control Productions
For further information please contact:

About: Rolling 2019

Rolling (working title) takes on the challenge to assemble around 250 films in a roughly ninety-minute play. Following the success of Laub‘s Fassbinder, Faust and the Animists, that premiered in 2017 as an adaptation of Fassbinder’s film Beware of a Holy Whore, the current project Rolling will continue the intertwining of film and theater and will rethink this disposition in an even more challenging set- up. Rather than referring to a single film script and its possible adaptation on stage, Rolling deals with an accumulation of scenes and quotes from about 250 films, which will lead to a total immersion into the world of film. Staged in a radical, highly rhythmic change of geographical and temporal references and genres, works from the early twentieth century to the present interact in a mutual relationship. Classic movies, arthouse films, B-movies and milestones in film history stand in line with blockbusters, popular culture stands alongside with high culture, European and American cinema alternates with that of African and Asian productions. But it is not only a homage to film, that is negotiated as an event on stage. The accumulation and defragmentation of movie scenes opens up a new perspective by creating alternative narratives and readings. What starts as a playful laboratory becomes a powerful tool to reflect on the contemporary environment that we live in today. In this carefully orchestrated durational sample of movies, the narrations, choreographies, dances, or the characters become indistinguishable at times – a set-up that might be familiar to those who have seen Fassbinder, Faust and the Animists. Showcasing more than 250 films (this time without the use of a single film clip) in ninety minutes follows the tremendous impact movies had on shaping Laub‘s work practice. The appropriation of a significant amount of cinematic quotations, their ecstatic sampling and their transfer into the authenticity of the theatrical performance is therefore, above all, a declaration of love to cinema.

About: Michael Laub / Remote Control Productions

Director / Choreographer Michael Laub has been referred to as a pioneer of Postdramatic Theatre. In 1981, he founded Remote Control Productions, emerging from performance group Maniac Productions, presenting amongst others “Rough” 1994, “Planet Lulu” 1997, “Pigg In Hell” 2000, “Total Masala Slammer” 2001 and “The H.C. Andersen Project” 2003. His pieces oscillate between realism and fiction, making use of authenticity and the artificial simultaneously. His performances include various forms and are often influenced by film and television. Since 2002, he has been working on the “Portrait Series”, an attempt at adapting portraiture to the stage. Previous showings of this series include “Portraits 360 Sek” at the Hamburg Schauspielhaus 2002, “Portrait Series: Alone / Gregoire” with Astrid Endruweit and Greg Zuccolo 2004, “The Biography Remix” with Marina Abramovic 2004, “Portrait Series Berlin: Professional and Non-Professional Dancers” 2007, “Portrait Series Istanbul: Aspiring Actresses and Actresses” 2010, “Burgportraits” Burgtheater Vienna 2011 and “Portrait Series Battambang: Scavengers, Models and a Security Guard”, HAU Hebbel am Ufer as part of “Staging Cambodia” in 2014. Early in 2016, Laub premiered a new live solo “Asutorito Endurowaito“ with Astrid Endruweit“ at HAU Hebbel am Ufer Berlin, as well as a new ten-channel video installation entitled “Dance Portraits Cambodia” at the 21er Haus in Vienna presented by ImPulsTanz Festival and the Weltmuseum. Following the world premier of “Fassbinder, Faust and the Animists” at HAU Hebbel am Ufer in 2017, the piece opened the ImPulsTanz Festival in Vienna.


Workshop Daybee Dorzile 2017 © Karolina Miernik

urbanative . Festival of Urban Arts Vienna 2018

Since 2017 ImPulsTanz offers a focus on Urban Arts initiated by Markus Eggensperger and Storm and featuring many events and the urbanative package. Take a look!  MORE

Arsenal 2016 © Emilia Milewska

This year fro free!

To parents who attend our workshops we again offer child care at Arsenal, this year for the first time for free, thanks to the kind support of Arbeiterkammer Wien (Vienne Chamber of Labour).  MORE

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As each year the ImPulsTanz functions as an ideal place for international auditions. This year Michael Laub, Marta Coronado, Ivo Dimchev and nadaproductions are looking for professional performers. Valerie Oberleithner & Magdalena Chowaniec instead are welcoming everbody from 13 to 110 years to join their silent demonstration iChoreography - Conversations. MORE

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Dear audience, this year again we would like to realize two dear to our hearts projects. With your help we would like to pack workshop packages for socially vulnerable kids. And also our mobile mirrored walls desperately need to be replaced by new ones. Find out MORE

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