Obituary for Mary Overlie

We mourn our longtime companion and a pioneer of the American postmodern dance history, Mary Overlie, who passed away of cancer on Friday, 5th June 2020 at the age of 74.

Raimund Hoghe "La Valse" © Rosa Frank

German Dance Prize for Raimund Hoghe

The German choreographer, dramaturge and performer Raimund Hoghe will receive the prestigious German Dance Prize on 17th October 2020 at the Aalto-Theater in Essen. Congratulations! Hoghe's last appearance at ImPulsTanz was in 2017 with the piece La Valse.

CIN CIN / Photos: Ulrich Zinell / Performers: Matheus da Silva Sousa & *mirabella paidamwoyo dziruni*

Cancellation of the ImPulsTanz Festival 2020 & postponement of certain projects

On 17th April 2020 the Austrian Federal Government announced further steps regarding its measures against COVID-19. Those measures as well as the international situation, the continuing massive travel restrictions and unpredictable visa problems, force us to take a painful but nevertheless clear step: The 37th edition of the ImPulsTanz – Vienna International Dance Festival from 9th July to 9th August 2020 cannot take place in its originally planned and later adapted form.

Designed by CIN CIN, / Photos by Ulrich Zinell / Performers: Elizabeth Ward & *mirabella paidamwoyo dziruni*

ImPulsTanz campaign 2020

The concept idea for this year’s campaign came to CIN CIN during several visits of performances last year: individual parts of the body and movement merge into a new whole with gaps in between, leaving room for different images in the mind. The two worlds on the posters will be used – in line with the holistic approach of the design studio – for a variety of print media and brought to life for videos. They spread, as in 2019, a wonderful summer feeling and, with „real“ dancers as models, represent the festival authentically in all its diversity and energy.

© 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? 

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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