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ImPulsTanz 2020: Around 34,440 visitors despite festival cancellation – a very successful year
27 October 2020

Despite the cancellation of the festival in April 2020, the ImPulsTanz – Vienna International Dance Festival can look back on an extremely successful year with a programme adapted to the measures against Covid-19: With about 34,440 visitors it achieved a 100% capacity utilisation for all activities from 9th July to 17th October 2020.
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ImPulsTanz 2021: Application start for further education and training programmes
16 September 2020

Due to COVID-19 and the measures associated with it, the ImPulsTanz – Vienna International Dance Festival 2020 had to be unfortunately cancelled, consequently the planned training and further education programmes were postponed to 2021. In addition to ATLAS – create your dance trails, danceWEB and a DanceAbility Teacher Training, the programmes ImPacT and Team up! will be offered for the first time. These are dedicated to connect students with the international dance world and to improve their technique through individual training plans.
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ImPulsTanz 2020: Outstanding result – 32,000 visitors at the workshop series Public Moves
31 August 2020

The ImPulsTanz – Vienna International Dance Festival draws an extremely positive balance at the end of the workshop series Public Moves powered by AK Wien: From 9th July to 30th August 2020, around 32,000 people enjoyed the 300 classes (10 had to be cancelled due to bad weather and the resulting risk of injury), which were held by 90 teachers. Of these, more than 12,200 dancers found a place on the dance floors and 6,800 joined outside. Thus, a total of 19,000 people actively participated. We counted further 13,000 spectators. A conclusion that exceeds all expectations in this crisis-ridden time.
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ImPulsTanz 2020:  Interim balance of Public Moves & pre-sales start for further [ImPulsTanz Specials]
6 August 2020

At half time of Public Moves powered by AK Wien, the ImPulsTanz – Vienna International Dance Festival draws a very positive interim balance: More than 9,000 people have already registered for the 140 events since 9th July 2020 (another eight fell victim to the weather). Of these, we were able to welcome over 6,000 participants on the dance floors and another 2,500 outside the actual spaces – but always keeping the prescribed distance. Consequently, a total of 8,500 people actively participated. We counted further 5,500 spectators. If all goes well – especially with regard to the weather situation – we will achieve similar successes in the remaining 150 courses until 30th August 2020 and will have “moved” a total of almost 30,000 people. We are very happy!
In addition, the summer festival will also make a guest appearance at the Odeon Theater in late summer and fall: with a lecture concert by Alain Franco, a live video lecture demonstration by Michael Laub as well as two works and a book presentation including a concert to celebrate 15 years of Liquid Loft / Chris Haring. Furthermore ImPulsTanz invites you to an exclusive preview of Tino Sehgal’s This joy in the midst of the exhibition BEETHOVEN MOVES at Kunsthistorisches Museum.
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ImPulsTanz 2020: Public Moves programme 2020 now online
2 July 2020

Europe’s largest festival for contemporary dance and performance would have once again transformed Vienna into a meeting point for dance enthusiasts from all over the world. But then everything turned out differently. Due to health concerns, travel and visa restrictions in relation to COVID-19, the ImPulsTanz – Vienna International Dance Festival 2020 had to be cancelled and some projects had to be postponed until autumn. But this does not stop the festival from setting the whole city in motion already in summer.
From 9th July to 30th August, the workshop series Public Moves powered by AK Wien will take place at seven locations for the fourth time in a row. In every weather and at a distance, 90 teachers will offer insights into various dance styles – including African dance, ballet, bodywork, Bollywood, hip hop, voguing, yoga and contemporary dance. The 296 free workshops are open to all age groups and every level!
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ImPulsTanz 2020: Cancellation of the festival 2020 & postponement of certain projects
29 April 2020

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.
Especially the ImPulsTanz festival – as well as our whole artform – thrives on live atmosphere, diversity and international, transcultural exchange. Therefore, we are doing our utmost in order to revive this atmosphere, if at all possible, with Public Moves in summer and together with our museum partners in autumn. The 2020 programme will be largely maintained for ImPulsTanz 2021 (15th July to 15th August). Nevertheless, it is important to be open for new artistic works, that are still being created in response to this crisis, for the upcoming programme.
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ImPulsTanz 2020: Workshop and Research Programme now online
9 April 2020

Like everyone else at the moment, the ImPulsTanz team has also followed the situation of the last few weeks with great attention and concern. Despite the current situation with COVID-19 and all the uncertainties concerning the future and therefore also this year’s ImPulsTanz festival, the workshops and research projects 2020 are online as of today. As a flexible and responsible response to the ongoing developments, an appropriately adapted version of the programme was created: From 9th July to 9th August, 150 workshops and 6 research projects of 105 teachers in 17 departments provide a varied offer for all levels, all ages and all bodies.
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ImPulsTanz 2020: First programme highlights
16 January 2020

The ImPulsTanz – Vienna International Dance Festival 2020 presents contemporary dance and performance from all over the world from 9th July to 9th August. Three big players of the international dance scene show their current works at Burgtheater: Wim Vandekeybus / Ultima Vez, the Akram Khan Company and Dada Masilo.
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