This year ImPulsTanz will once again give away 2 TURBO Research Residencies in the frame of the festival. These 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.
The German association for dance journalism Tanz.media organises in cooperation with ImPulsTanz, from 21 to 24 July, a high profile workshop free of charge about multimedia storytelling, postproduction and digital publishing. During the workshop participants will learn how to tell multimedia stories for online media in an exciting and captivating way.
We are very pleased to have been awarded with the Cultural Fundraising Award in the category "Best Corporate Partnership" for our cooperation with Renault Austria in 2019. Thank you very much! We would also like to congratulate the other two winners: the Votiv Kino and Café Liebling for their initiative to save the Bellaria Kino and the OTTO Kulturgenossenschaft for their project in Ottensheim.
For this year’s festival we are still looking for support for our team – in the Workshop Office and in the audience service, at the box office, at the premiere celebrations, at the location design and much more. We look forward to your applications! German language skills are required.
On 8 April last year we had to say a painful goodbye to our co-founder, friend and companion Ismael Ivo. We always fondly remember the many beautiful moments we shared together and his inspiring enthusiasm for dance. We miss him deeply! On 1 August 2021, we commemorated this exceptional artist and dance mediator at Volkstheater Vienna.
We, as members of the Life Long Burning network - working all over Europe, with a longtime connection and Eastern European partner members, collaborating and facilitating artists’ and cultural workers’ mobility for more than 20 years - are highly concerned about the current situation in Ukraine and neighboring regions and the impact on the population in the period to come.
We urge national and European governments, as well as the local administrations, to set up immediate emergency funds and support measures available so that cultural and other civil society organizations can continue to actively support Ukrainian and Russians colleagues in threat. The next weeks and months will be worse than the first days of war as the number of refugees will increase. The civic reactions and solidarity of our citizens require a strong response of involvement from our governments and from the EU.
The ImPulsTanz season starts. Here are all the important dates to remember:
Booking start for workshops and research projects: 12 April
Pre-sale for selected productions: 10 May
Pre-sale for all further performances: 7 June
Festival start: 7 July
Last festival day: 7 August
ImPulsTanz 2023: 6 July to 6 August
Dance students take note: the mentor of the two-week ImPacT Summer Academy from 17 July to 1 August 2022, which takes place in the frame of ImPulsTanz, will be Kerstin Kussmaul. In addition, guests such as Chris Haring / Liquid Loft and Marcío Canabarro / Damaged Goods will accompany the programme – more artists will follow. Applications are still possible until 31 May!
In 2022, ImPulsTanz will once again serve as a springboard for (young) artists: From 17 July to 1 August, the ImPacT Summer Academy will offer dance students and recent graduates numerous opportunities for training in workshops and research projects as well as for networking at exclusive events with choreographers, teachers and organisers. The mentor of the programme is Kerstin Kussmaul. The two-week training camp Team up! (period freely selectable), on the other hand, offers groups of eight or more people of all levels individual training plans to improve their technique. The application deadline for both programmes is 31 May 2022.
Every year, the Italian dance magazine Danza & Danza presents awards for the best productions, the best newcomers and the best dance films, among others. The former dancer of the Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch and now living in Vienna, Breanna O’Mara, was awarded best interpreter for her performance in Transverse Orientation by Dimitris Papaioannou. Congratulations from the bottom of our hearts!
Breanna O’Mara has already taught Public Moves classes at ImPulsTanz several times, in 2019 she could be seen on the stage of Burgtheater together with the Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch, in 2021 she danced for Ismael Ivo at Volkstheater as a farewell and posed for ImPulsTanz 2021’s campaign.
The government of the state of São Paulo is fulfilling a post-mortem dream for the dancer and choreographer Ismael Ivo, who died in 2021: a dance school has been founded in his honour, the São Paulo Escola de Dança Ismael Ivo – Centro de Formação em Artes Coreográficas.
The school will be located in the Complexo Cultural Júlio Prestes in the Luz district of central São Paulo. The first class will start at the beginning of the second semester of 2022.
The intense questioning of the term “urban” has reached ImPulsTanz last summer and has now lead to our decision to remove it from the department titles in the hope to open this discussion in our community too. When we started to use the term in 2015, we have simply adapted what we thought was a suitable umbrella term to subsume art forms that play an important role in our workshop programme.