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Obituary for Yoshito Ohno

We deeply mourn the loss of a Butoh legend. Yoshito Ohno, who passed away on 8th January 2020 at the age of 81, dedicated his life to Butoh dance and carried on the legacy of his father, Kazuo Ohno.

© Karolina Miernik

Team up! Extensive Summer Academy

For the first time in 2020, ImPulsTanz offers a special package for school and university groups of 8 or more people. This is not only supposed to make Europe's largest festival for contemporary dance a first-hand experience, but also to individually encourage the strengths of the students. In addition to the basic package which consists of workshops, performances and parties, there is also the option to rent a studio, organise a public showing and integrate one of the ImPulsTanz teachers as coach in the work processes.

ImPulsTanz 2018: DanceAbility Teacher Certification © Karolina Miernik

DanceAbility Teacher Certification

ImPulsTanz and Alito Alessi, founder and managing director of DanceAbility, are offering a four-week DanceAbility teacher training as part of ImPulsTanz 2020.

Photography: Nellie de Boer Choreography: November (2019) by SNDO alumnus Ahmed El Gendy.


The SNDO is looking for artists who want to develop their professional practice and work in the field of choreography, dance and performance. The school offers an educational platform to artists who want to widen the range of their movement vocabulary, challenge their existing viewpoints, expand their creative processes, and develop performance work.

Application deadline: 12th Feburary 2020

Call for Contribution

Experimental Symposium hosted by Magdalena Chowaniec and Veza Fernandez in cooperation with the
Doctoral School for Artistic Research at the University OF Music and Performing Arts, Graz and Forum Stadtpark, Graz, Austria.

15th–16th May 2020

Submission deadline: 10th February 2020

© Tanz Company Gervasi

Tanz Company Gervasi: Spring/Summer Workshop-Auditions in Italy

Tanz Company Gervasi (Vienna) is hosting 3 workshop-auditions for professional dancers in beautiful old town called Barbarano Romano (near Rome, Italy) in spring and summer 2020.

Damien Jalet & Aimilios Arapoglou "Skid Technique" © Emilia Milewska

Further Education Programmes 2020

The further education programme for artists, dancers and choreographers ATLAS – create your dance trails (application deadline 31st March 2020) with Guy Cools as ATLAS-Coach will take place once more from 8th July to 12th August 2020 as part of ImPulsTanz. Applications are open as of now!

© Tim Tom

toxic dreams awarded with Nestroy Prize

A big round of applause to toxic dreams for receiving the Nestroy Prize in the category best off-production for The Bruno Kreisky Lookalike. Congratulations from the bottom of our hearts! At ImPulsTanz 2019, they presented their equally great piece The Deadpan Dynamites – The Art of the Gag with WTKB.

Awards for Teresa Vittucci and Lenio Kaklea

We are very happy to announce that two artists of ImPulsTanz 2019 were now honored for their great work. Teresa Vittucci, artist of the [8: tension] - Young Choreographers' Series, received the Swiss Dance Award 2019 in the category Current Dance Works for her piece HATE ME, TENDER. Performer and choreographer Lenio Kaklea, who presented her work Practical Encyclopaedia, Chosen Portraits, won the Hermès Prize for the Milan Triennial. Congratulations from the bottom of our hearts!

© The Humane Body

Publication: “Dance & visual impairment"

Dance & visual impairment  – For an accessibility of choreographic practices, produced by Centre national de la danse and Cemaforre-European Centre for Cultural Accessibility in the frame of the THE HUMANE BODY EU project, raises questions of how our senses are used in dance teaching practice. In considering how we might develop a more inclusive teaching methodology for blind and partially sighted learners it also exposes other questions: how might traditional ocular-centric teaching models be denying the potential for everyone of a more multi-sensory approach to learning dance? What possibilities might there be for a pedagogy that embraces touch and hearing as equals with vision? 



final workshop showing 2019 ©


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

© Karolin Miernik


Everything about our previous festivals you find HERE

© Maja Preckel


Fashionable goodies of the last festivals are available HERE

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