This year’s ImPulsTanz Young Choreographers’ Award went to Davi Pontes and Wallace Ferreira for Repertorio N.2. Special mention was also made of the works of Boglárka Börcsök and Andreas Bolm as well as Mikko Niemistö. Read the entire jury statement here.
We are very pleased to announce that Dr Brigitte Bierlein – President of danceWEB and former Chancellor of Austria – will be opening the Choreographic Convention In Other Words: A Future. It starts on 9 July at 18:30 at Volkstheater, followed by Stefan Kaegi (Rimini Protokoll) in collaboration with Judith Zagury and Nathalie Küttel (ShanjuLab) and Temple du présent – Solo pour octopus: Film. Tickets are available here.
We are happy to announce this year's chosen artists of the TURBO Research Residencies in the frame of ImPulsTanz:
Lau Lukkarila (AT/FI) & Luca Bonamore (AT)
maria mercedes | Julia Müllner (AT) & Camilla Schielin (AT)
Sebastiano Sing (AT/DE) & Hugo Le Brigand (AT/FR) & Lisa Maria Ernst (AT)
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.
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.
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.