© Ecole des Sables
© Ecole des Sables

Golden Lion for Germaine Acogny

The French-Senegalese dancer, choreographer and beloved ImPulsTanz guest Germaine Acogny will receive the Golden Lion for her Lifetime Achievement at the Venice Dance Biennale. The award will be presented to her during the event from 23rd July to 1st August. Congratulations!
At ImPulsTanz, Germaine was last seen on stage in 2017 and in the workshop studio in 2019.

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OPEN CALL: Toihaus Salzburg

Toihaus Salzburg is looking for projects or idea sketches from all artistic fields and genres that are dedicated to the manifold importance of fungi for life on our planet as well as their connection and interconnectedness with it. The central questions are: What can we learn from mushrooms about ourselves or for our everyday life and our future? What thoughts, reflections or ideas critical of society and civilization could be clarified and inspired by mushrooms?

→ Deadline: 28th February 2021



DANCE ON TOUR Austria (DOTA) is a project by Tanzquartier Wien in cooperation with the Austrian Federal Ministry for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs. DANCE ON TOUR Austria offers financial support to contemporary dance and performance artists and companies based in Austria who wish to go on tour with their production.

Applications are open now and until six weeks prior to the scheduled tour performance. Since funding will be granted for the year 2021, guest performances must take place from 1st January to 31st December 2021.

Dada Masilo "The Sacrifice" © John Hogg

ImPulsTanz 2021: First programme highlights

From 15th July to 15th August 2021, the ImPulsTanz – Vienna International Dance Festival will once again take over the theatres and museums of Vienna and present the top-class positions of dance and performance in its unique density and diversity. The programme takes up productions originally planned for 2020 and complements them with new artistic works. In addition, more than 160 workshops and research projects as well as the Public Moves classes offer the opportunity to dance.

© Marc Coudrais

Golden Lion for La Ribot

Maria La Ribot will receive Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement at Biennale Danza di Venezia 2020 and present her iconic works Panoramix (1993-2003) and Another Distinguée (2016). Congratulations!
We welcomed La Ribot together with Mathilde Monnier and their piece Gustavia at ImPulsTanz 2017.

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Nestroy Prize for Florentina Holzinger

Another award for Florentina Holzinger: for her work Tanz she was awarded the Nestroy Prize in the category stage direction. Congratulations! MORE


Outstanding Artist Award 2020

Congratulations to Florentina Holzinger and the Verein zur Förderung von Mixed-Abled Dance und Performance – MAD! They will be honoured with the Outstanding Artist Award 2020 by the Federal Ministry for Arts, Culture, the Civil Service and Sport in the category performing arts and cultural initiative! We are very happy that they have been part of Public Moves this summer and ImPulsTanz companions for many years.

The prize is awarded annually to artists of the younger and middle generation who have already produced a meaningful life's work and whose work is of national importance.

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Dance Magazine Award 2020

Join the Dance Magazine Awards, taking place virtually on Monday, 7th December 2020, with performances and presentations for each honoree. For ticket info, visit

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Festival Quartiers Danses in Montreal

For its 18th edition, which takes place from 11th until 20th September 2020 , the FQD offers a new programming available free of charge on its website!

Maartje Pasman "TETRIS" © Karolina Mienik

Lass springen! Cause dancing is for everyone!

Not only is dancing much fun and awakens your zest for life, it also strengthens your capacity for empathy, self-confidence and cognitive skills – Casinos Austria share the same opinion and therefore donated 30 ImPulsTanz workshops to economically disadvantaged children and teenagers. Together with you and Lass springen!, we hope to be able to give the chance to take part in a workshop to many more children. Any donation to Lass springen! will be doubled by ImPulsTanz – so your contribution is worth twice as much! The workshops financed through these donations will be provided to SOS-Kinderdorf and the NGO Flucht nach Vorn. MORE



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Fashionable goodies of the last festivals are available HERE

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Everything about our previous festivals you find HERE

Public Moves 2020 ©


Sneak previews of our current performances or sweet memories of our workshops and past festival events can be watched HERE.

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