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!
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.
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.
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.