Obituary for Raimund Hoghe

On Friday, 14th May 2021, we had to say goodbye not only to a brilliant choreographer and dancer, but also to a fighter and poet who impressed us with his sensitivity and empathy.

© Regina Brocke

A farewell to our friend Ismael Ivo

Shocked and deeply saddened, we have to announce that ImPulsTanz co-founder and dance icon Ismael Ivo passed away on Thursday, 8th April 2021 in São Paulo at the age of 66 from Covid-19. With him, we lose not only a unique friend but also an important voice at ImPulsTanz.

© Martin Argyroglo

ImPulsTanz 2021: A parade of premieres and classics

We are back in the new year and are happy to reveal some more highlights for the summer of 2021: Star choreographer Meg Stuart is back with two works – including her latest work CASCADE – at the freshly renovated Volkstheater, Alain Platel will revive his piece Gardenia and with Umwelt by Maguy Marin and No Paraderan by Marco Berrettini two more popular [ImPulsTanz Classics] will be back on stage. In addition, we are once again guests at the Leopold Museum and the mumok - Museum of Modern Art Ludwig Foundation Vienna. The workshop department is looking forward to Voguing with Archie Burnett, many Funktastic Jams with Daybee Dorzile, a two-week Research Project with Ian Kaler and Stéphane Peeps Moun and lots more. 

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 180 workshops and research projects as well as the Public Moves classes offer the opportunity to dance.

Design: CIN CIN / Photos: Ulrich Zinell / Model: Breanna O’Mara / 3D Make Up: Ines Alpha

ImPulsTanz Campaign 2021 – Being ImPulsTanz

In 2021, we will continue to face major challenges as an international festival that welcomes guests from all over the world to Vienna every year. We assume that for many it will unfortunately not be possible to travel to Vienna without restrictions. In collaboration with design studio CIN CIN and the hyped 3D make-up artist Ines Alpha (@ines.alpha), who has created spacey AR filters for Dior and artworks for Charli XCX, we invite ImPulsTanz fans worldwide and on site to become part of the festival through an exclusive Instagram face filter. We will tell you how it works here. 

Questioning terms and titles

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.

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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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.




Fashionable goodies as well as workshop and performance vouchers HERE

Public Moves 2020 ©


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

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