ImPulsTanz 2022: Applications are open for the further education and training programmes 2022
8 November 2021
After a successful festival summer 2021, which could take place almost entirely as usual thanks to thorough planning and in accordance with the applicable COVID-19 measures, ImPulsTanz is pleased to invite the international dance world to Vienna once again in 2022. In addition to ATLAS – create your dance trails, danceWEB and the Embodied Myoreflex Therapy Practitioner Certification, also the education programmes ImPacT and Team up! will again be offered. They're dedicated to the exchange of students with experienced dance practitioners and the improvement of their technique through individual training plans.
Registrations and applications are now open!
ImPulsTanz 2021: Winners of the ImPulsTanz – Young Choreographers’ Award & festival résumé
16 August 2021
On Saturday 14th August the ImPulsTanz – Vienna International Dance Festival 2021 awarded the Young Choreographers’ Award. It also looks back at a successful summer.
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ImPulsTanz 2021: One last weekend of dancing, celebrating and honouring
12 August 2021
The ImPulsTanz – Vienna International Dance Festival 2021 is coming to an end. Until 15th August you are once more invited to international performances, four world premieres, the big workshop closing, the last Extended Night at the ImPulsTanz Festival Lounge at Kursalon Wien at Stadtpark and the Award Ceremony of the Young Choreographers’ Award at MuTh.
ImPulsTanz 2021: With Bach and beats into the fourth festival week
4 August 2021
In the fourth ImPulsTanz week, music sets the pace: from a “ballad” by Lenio Kaklea and pop music by PRICE to a mariachi song with Alain Platel and flamenco with Jose Agudo to piano exercises on the accordion with Michiel Vandevelde and, last but not least, club sounds with Tamara Alegre.
ImPulsTanz 2021: Back to the future in the third festival week
28 July 2021
In the third ImPulsTanz week, numerous dance and performance pieces put the spotlight on the past and the future. With two celebrations of the 100th birthdays of Joseph Beuys and Stanisław Lem. With retrospectives on Anna Huber’s own artistic work, on personal love stories by Kaori Ito and Théo Touvet, on great classics by Marco Berrettini, on pop cultural heritage with Raja Feather Kelly and on the life of our friend Ismael Ivo. And with perspectives on the future with two world premieres by Willi Dorner and the PLASTIC PARTY VIENNA as well as exciting encounters with extra-terrestrial species with Malika Fankha, Karol Tymiński and Klangforum Wien.
ImPulsTanz 2021: Journeys through time and to distant lands in the second week of the festival
21 July 2021
The second ImPulsTanz week with Maguy Marin’s Umwelt takes us simultaneously 15 years into the past and into the future – it painfully reminds us of how we are ruining our planet. Thomas Hauert looks back at 20 years of ZOO. Jérôme Bel revives Isadora Duncan. Kosmos Wiener Tanzmoderne presents a piece of Austrian dance history. Dada Masilo fuses the scandalous piece Le sacre du printemps from 1913 with Tswana dances in a world premiere. And Foofwa d'Imobilité dances through Italy, Russia, Iran, Mali and South Africa.
ImPulsTanz 2021: The highlights of the first festival days
14 July 2021
Starting on 15th July, thousands of dance lovers from all over the world will once again gather in Vienna to see the great choreographers of our time on stage, dance with them in the studios of the workshop centre Arsenal, discover newcomers, experience new formats and enjoy concerts in the Festival Lounge. Until 15th August, it’s once again dance and let dance.
ImPulsTanz 2021: One week until the start of the festival
6 July 2021
Next week Thursday, on 15th July 2021, the 38th edition of the ImPulsTanz – Vienna International Dance Festival starts. For one month, it will once again bring a unique density of contemporary dance and performance to Vienna, making the city an international hotspot for the scene. Three additional performances are already scheduled, of Happy Birthday Mr. Beuys! by PLASTIC PARTY VIENNA and of Tribute by Frédéric Gies and the Weld Company. New to the programme is Verwilderung – Ein Seestadtprojekt by Georg Blaschke, Christian Kosmas Mayer and Christian Schröder. The range of workshops has grown by twelve since the booking start on 15th April. In addition, the trial classes within the framework of Public Moves powered by AK Wien begin today. And last but not least, the complete line-up of ImPulsTanz Soçial is now online.
ImPulsTanz 2021: Advance booking starts for 61 productions
15 June 2021
The 38th edition of the ImPulsTanz – Vienna International Dance Festival presents 61 productions in twelve venues from 15th July to 15th August 2021 – from Volkstheater and Odeon to the former Gustinus-Ambrosi-Museum at Augarten. Among them are 18 world premieres, 36 Austrian premieres, three [ImPulsTanz Classics] and nine pieces of the [8:tension] Young Choreographers’ Series. In addition, the festival invites you to film and music video programmes, book presentations, an exhibition and much more.
ImPulsTanz 2021: Three new workshops in the programme
01 June 2021
We are pleased to announce three famous new additions to the workshop programme: Jérôme Bel and Elisabeth Schwartz, Ivo Dimchev, Germaine Acogny and Alesandra Seutin.
Workshop bookings are possible at www.impulstanz.com/workshops and at the Workshop Office in the MuseumsQuartier!
ImPulsTanz 2021: Pre-sale starts for 14 selected productions
18 May 2021
Today, 18th May, the pre-sale begins for 14 selected productions of the ImPulsTanz – Vienna International Dance Festival 2021, which takes place from 15th July to 15th August. In the programme to be found are the world premiere of Meg Stuart’s CASCADE, the world premieres of the restagings of Maguy Marin’s Umwelt and Alain Platels Gardenia, the Austrian premiere of Trajal Harrell’s Maggie The Cat and Marco Berrettini’s newly adapted [ImPulsTanz Classic] No Paraderan.
ImPulsTanz 2021: Booking start for 179 workshops & research projects
15 April 2021
After an eventful festival year in 2020, which mainly took place outdoors, ImPulsTanz 2021 returns to the workshop centre Arsenal from 15th July to 15th August. There, dance enthusiasts can develop their skills and discover completely new styles in the spacious, airy studios: in 179 workshops and research projects – from Afro-Haitian Dance to a Waxing Gibbous Moon Embodiment Party and Folktrance to Vogue To Everything – in 17 departments taught by 106 international and Austrian teachers. Of these, around 90 classes are suitable for beginners, people over 60 and children and young people. Around 90 further courses, including 9 research projects, are aimed at experienced and professional dancers and choreographers.
ImPulsTanz 2021: A farewell to our friend Ismael Ivo
9 April 2021
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.
ImPulsTanz 2021: A parade of premieres and classics
18 March 2021
The ImPulsTanz – Vienna International Dance Festival once again gathers the international dance and performance scene in Vienna from 15th July to 15th August – both on the numerous stages and in the city’s museums as well as in the spacious studios of Arsenal. In 2021, the festival will once again shine with a unique range: from highlights of dance history and revivals to world premieres, from large stage shows to intimate formats, from icons to newcomers.
ImPulsTanz 2021: First programme highlights
10 December 2020
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 160 workshops and research projects as well as the Public Moves classes offer the opportunity to dance.