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Performances
2023
PERFORMANCES
Each year, ImPulsTanz presents an exceptionally packed programme of more than 50 productions by international and Austrian artists and companies in theatres and museums in Vienna.   PROGRAMME SEGMENTS ARCHIVE SUBSCRIBE ...
2023
Akemi Takeya
The Act of LemoDada
Brightly shining above Akemi Takeya’s artistic world is the lemon. Under the title Lemonism, the artist has developed a series of works in this light since 2015. Here, with her new solo performed in Ada...
Museum
2023
Alexander Vantournhout / not standing
Through the Grapevine
There is no need to pimp the reality of the body because it is beautiful, exciting and fascinating enough as it is. Especially in dance. Alexander Vantournhout, one of the most sought-after Belgian choreographers...
2023
Alleyne Dance
Far From Home
Major issues like migration and divisions in society are on Kristina and Sadé Alleyne’s minds, too. They are, among other things, two of the most renowned and most popular teachers at the ImPulsTanz wo...
2023
Angela Vitovec aka Angela Schubot
MOSSBELLY
How does the dance of moss appear? How do our bones and flesh tap into this dance? And on which planes is the bodily happening? MOSSBELLY is emerging from long-term, deep encounters with moss. A choreography o...
Museum
2023
Anna Biczók
DELICATE
You often hear that dance is a universal language. But what does it really mean to communicate through dance? How much of both our cultural and individual history remains when words fail and the body ...
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2023
Anne Juren & Frédéric Gies
Jumelles
The two of them have very different artistic approaches, but in their thinking and in the passion they feel for dance, they are very similar. Both Anne Juren and Frédéric Gies started dancing in France a...
2023
Anne Lise Le Gac, Loto Retina / OKAY CONFIANCE
La Caresse du Coma ft. YOLO
“I am alone but inhabited”, we read at the beginning of Anne Lise Le Gac’s “radical blend” La Caresse du Coma ft. YOLO. For 45 days the performance artist has been sitting in a Croatian four-star spa, search...
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2023
Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker / Rosas
Fase, Four Movements to the Music of Steve Reich
Two women in white sneakers and dresses dance with breathtaking precision. Fase was Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker’s breakthrough as a choreographer. The four-part early masterpiece remains intact after t...
ImPulsTanz Classic
2023
Award Ceremony
ImPulsTanz – Young Choreographers’ Award
We happily invite you to the ImPulsTanz – Young Choreographers’ Award, which was established in 2018 and will again be awarded to the artists of the [8:tension] Young Choreographers’ Series in 2023. T...
Admission free, advance reservation required
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2023
Ayelen Parolin / RUDA
SIMPLE
A “Birdcage” full of drag queens? Not really, because the three funny and accomplished dancers in Simple do not exactly fill the stage in the literal sense. Fortunately, there is still plenty of room for...
2023
Benjamin Abel Meirhaeghe / Muziektheater Transparant
Madrigals
“Utopian rituals” that give the prevailing politics and organisation of society “a positive injection”: this is how dance aficionado and Belgian countertenor and director Benjamin Abel Meirhaeghe underst...
2023
Benjamin Abel Meirhaeghe & The Unrequired Love / Muziektheater Transparant
Spectacles
Light, yearning and promising, the sensual voice of countertenor Benjamin Abel Meirhaeghe floats in this electronic performance concert that balances in a relaxed way between spectacle and love ritual. ...
2023
Benoît Lachambre / Montréal danse - Parbleux
All in All: Boreal Castles
The dancing sound of Firedog and Water Rat – three proverbial impossibilities; The Ogre, the Phoenix and the Faithful Friend; plus Boreal Castles: this performance trilogy covers what Benoît Lachambre con...
Museum
2023
Benoît Lachambre / Montréal danse - Parbleux
All in All: L’Ogre, le Phénix et l’Ami Fidèle
The dancing sound of Firedog and Water Rat – three proverbial impossibilities; The Ogre, the Phoenix and the Faithful Friend; plus Boreal Castles: this performance trilogy covers what Benoît Lachambre con...
Museum
2023
Benoît Lachambre / Montréal danse - Parbleux
All in All: Perro de Fuego y Rata de Agua
The dancing sound of Firedog and Water Rat – three proverbial impossibilities; The Ogre, the Phoenix and the Faithful Friend; plus Boreal Castles: this performance trilogy covers what Benoît Lachambre con...
Museum
2023
Boris Charmatz / [terrain]
SOMNOLE
A dance governed by impulses, stimuli and meandering states of mind. A piece that savours the mood between sleep and wakefulness and the inner stirrings in the state of drowsiness, when the unconscious...
2023
Chara Kotsali
To Be Possessed
Ever since she was a teenager, Chara Kotsali has been terrified and fascinated alike by horror movies and their characters, above all the possessed woman, a staple of the genre. In her solo To Be Possessed, ...
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2023
Christian Rizzo / ICI—CCN Montpellier Occitanie
miramar
Looking into the distance is a well-known motif in art: see Caspar David Friedrich’s painting The Monk by the Sea, for example, or countless photos filled with longing on Instagram. The name Miramar, m...
2023
Christine Gaigg / 2nd nature
DeSacre!
Ten years before Putin’s invasion of Ukraine, the performance art group Pussy Riot sparked a storm of media attention with their protest gig in Moscow’s Cathedral of Christ the Saviour. To mark the cen...
ImPulsTanz Classic
2023
Cie. Ivo Dimchev
Begeraz Top 40
A concert? A performance? Stand-up comedy? Provocative quiz show? Absurd poetry? An experimental performance? All at once? Or simply: Ivo Dimchev! In the last 20 years the Bulgarian artist has not just ...
2023
Cie. Ivo Dimchev
The Selfie Concert
After his incredible Facebook Theatre at mumok in 2015 and many other concerts since, artist, performer, singer and musician Ivo Dimchev presents his popular concert format with audience participation: “...
ImPulsTanz Classic
Museum
2023
Cie. Marie Chouinard
« M »
For Marie Chouinard, dancing means applying every available emotional and mental movement as well as the entire body matter and its dynamics, and making the most of it all. In this new work, the Canadian...
2023
Cie. Mathilde Monnier
Défilé pour 27 chaussures
Shoes, their style and fetish, their symbolism and the allure of the label. In this work, created as a collaboration with Olivier Saillard, the artistic director of J.M. Weston, Mathilde Monnier plays...
Museum
2023
Clara Furey
Dog Rising
A polyphony of pulsating bodies, guided and carried by Tomas Furey’s transcendental, energetic music, unfolds a ritual that is as enjoyable as it is hypnotic. This is the trio Dog Rising by Canadian m...
ImPulsTanz Classic
2023
COD – Compagnie Olivier Dubois
My body of coming forth by day
The Egyptian Book of the Dead conjures up the magic of stepping out into the light of day. How it can assist with a symbolic rebirth today is demonstrated in this piece, in which Olivier Dubois submits...
2023
Dani Brown
THE PRESSING
A politically complex social construct and a provocative figure of discourse – that is what the CUNT represents. For Dani Brown, born in New York and currently a Berliner, the CUNT is even more than t...
2023
Doris Uhlich
more than naked – 10th anniversary
It requires a lot of skill to go all out yet remain relaxed, casual and ironic. Even more so when, as in this piece, the bodies of the dancers do entirely without the protection of clothes. more than naked...
ImPulsTanz Classic
2023
Elisabeth Bakambamba Tambwe
Beyond The Overflow
In Beyond The Overflow, art does its striptease. Body at work, body for sale, worked body, the performer is both an art object and a place crossed by desire: an object of multiple transactions. Elisabeth...
2023
Elizabeth Ward / vitus
Hedera helix
Dance can become vegetal. And the four dancers Alix Eynaudi, Samuel Feldhandler, Mzamo Nondlwana and Elizabeth Ward demonstrate how this can be imagined. The latter is, so to speak, the choreographic gardener...
Museum
2023
Emmanuelle Huynh / Plateforme Múa
Archeologia
The Heidi Horten Collection, high-profile art collection in Vienna, welcomes an illustrious guest: Emmanuelle Huynh, one of the most well-established representatives of the French dance scene. Huynh has...
Museum
2023
Esben Weile Kjær
BURN!
Fireworks, firemen, spectacle, frenzy: BURN! is controlled chaos. Esben Weile Kjær, who doesn’t think of himself as a choreographer or dancer but a visual artist, appropriates the brute-force strategies of t...
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Museum
2023
Festivaleröffnung
Celebration’ 23 mit Doris Uhlich (AT) & Esben Weile Kjær (DK)
A 40th ImPulsTanz – Vienna International Dance Festival and the 10th anniversary of Doris Uhlich’s classic: more than naked premiered at ImPulsTanz in 2013! Now we celebrate these two high-energy occasio...
Admission free
2023
Final Workshop Showing
«expressions’23»
After four weeks of intensive dancing students present excerpts of their achievements. An atmospherically exuberant finale!
Admission free
2023
Freestyle Dance Contest
Rhythm is a Dancer
Dancers of every style, level and age are invited to battle for the grand prize – a residency at ImPulsTanz 2024 – on 29 July at 20:15. The challenge is not only to outsmart the other participants throu...
Pay what it’s worth to you; first come, first served
2023
Gisèle Vienne / DACM
L’Étang (Der Teich)
A mysteriously eerie atmosphere awaits the audience. Seven figures sit or lie motionless in a semi-dark room. The moment the stage lights are turned on, loud music sounds from a radio, a woman appears...
2023
Harald Beharie
Batty Bwoy
Reappropriating “batty bwoy”, a Jamaican homophobic slang term, Harald Beharie’s intense solo performance moves between attribution and self-actualization. What kind of energies can be drawn from the d...
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Museum
2023
ImPulsTanz Party: A-Side
Live: Peaches (CA) Special Appearance: LOU ASRIL (AT) DJ-Support: Dial1808 & Kristian Davidek (AT)
Live: Peaches (DE/CA) Special Appearance: LOU ASRIL (AT)  DJ-Support: Dial1808 (AT) & Kristian Davidek (AT) None other than the iconic feminist musician, producer, director and performance artist Peaches, ...
2023
ImPulsTanz Party: B-Side
Live: LYZZA (NL/BR) DJ-Support: Dalia Ahmed (AT) & Peeps (DE/FR)
Live: LYZZA (NL/BR) DJ-Support: Dalia Ahmed (AT) & Peeps (DE/FR) On this evening the ImPulsTanz Festival Lounge closes and Kasino at Schwarzenberplatz opens its doors for the legendary ImPulsTanz B-Side...
2023
Ishmael Houston-Jones & Keith Hennessy
Closer
Ishmael Houston-Jones (New York), whose stunning video portrait can be seen in the Adam Pendleton exhibition and Keith Hennessy (San Francisco), both highly influential artists in the US and Europe, improvise...
Museum
2023
James Batchelor & Collaborators
Shortcuts to Familiar Places
Even before James Batchelor takes the stage, we see who brought him here: a video shows his childhood dance teacher, Ruth Osborne, demonstrating the methods of someone she herself was hugely influenced...
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2023
Jérôme Bel / Max Mayer
Jérôme Bel
He has caused a stir or two, introduced a whole new way of thinking to dance and prompted a turning point in contemporary choreography. With his artistic approach, inspired by postmodern philosophy and...
2023
KURIER-Gespräch mit Marie Chouinard
Moderation: Peter Jarolin
Moderated by Kurier editor Peter Jarolin, there will be an exclusive KURIER talk about the production « M » by Compagnie Marie Chouinard at Volkstheater – in the presence of Marie Chouinard and festival direc...
Admission free
2023
Lara Kramer
Them Voices
What is being left to future generations, and what has been inherited from ancestors? What has, as of yet, neither been perceived nor imagined? Lara Kramer transfers Them Voices – the voices of her mixe...
Museum
2023
Lenio Kaklea
Agrimi (Fauve)
In Europe, forests are generally considered to be cultural landscapes and recreational areas. The peace and quiet as well as the clean air are much appreciated, hunters fetch game and pickers pick mushrooms...
2023
Liquid Loft & Bulbul
living in funny eternity_L.I.F.E.
How are we to survive? A question that burns inside the bodies of six of Liquid Loft’s dancers as soon as they enter the stage together with Viennese rock experimentalists Bulbul in this world premiere. L.I.F.E stands for ...
2023
Lisa Hinterreithner
This is not a garden. vegetal encounters
Plants live in different time conditions than the tense human being. So if you want to be receptive and exchange ideas with them, you should downshift. Like, for example, in this sensitive and sensual ...
Museum
2023
Luca Bonamore & Lau Lukkarila
Lapse and the Scarlet Sun
Completely off the rails! Lau Lukkarila and Luca Bonamore take their audience to an imaginary karaoke bar, which serves as the setting for their encounter. There, in the stimulating light of a scarlet...
2023
Lucinda Childs / Robert Wilson
RELATIVE CALM music by Jon Gibson, Igor Stravinsky, John Adams
This is what happens when the doyenne of postmodern dance, and theatre all-rounder Robert Wilson – two great personalities of the performing arts with a shared past sit – at home alone because of the pan...
2023
Lucinda Childs & MP3 Dance Project
distant figure Part I: Description (of a description) Part II: 4 etudes by Philip Glass
One of the leading figures of US postmodern dance distils the narrative motif of a choreography for herself from a short story by the New York writer and essayist Susan Sontag published in 1984. Lucinda...
2023
Luiz de Abreu & Calixto Neto / VOA
O Samba do Crioulo Doido
The odd humour in this solo is a means of criticism; and the self-exposure reveals an underlying racism: a “Samba of the Crazy Creole” wants to settle the score with the position that Brazil’s Black popul...
Performance & making of video with Luiz de Abreu and Calixto Neto
2023
Marga Alfeirão with Mariana Benenge, Myriam Lucas, Shaka Lion
LOUNGE
A duet, but not only between two dancers: Marga Alfeirão’s LOUNGE is a place where opposites – movement and rest, giving and receiving, the private and the public – meet and merge into a transitory space not...
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2023
Marina Otero
FUCK ME
Internal resistance, exposed to the brink of self-destruction, determines the life and work of this dance extremist. “I have always imagined myself in the middle of the stage, as a heroine, taking revenge o...
2023
Marina Otero
LOVE ME
She could no longer stay in Argentina. “This work is a farewell,” says Marina Otero. She presented the premiere of LOVE ME in Buenos Aires as an act of rupture and then fled to Spain. It has become a sol...
2023
Mathilde Monnier / Otto Productions
BLACK LIGHTS
You cannot put it any more clearly: “Nothing is more brutal than the trivialisation of gestures, words and aggressions against women.” The position Mathilde Monnier, one of France’s most influential chore...
2023
Meg Stuart / Damaged Goods & EIRA
BLESSED
He is a man who indulges in a little happiness – a holiday from the hardships of the world of work on an island of contentment. He has all he needs to do so: leisure in abundance, his own little house, a...
ImPulsTanz Classic
2023
Meg Stuart / Damaged Goods, Mark Tompkins / I.D.A.
ONE SHOT
A long history, two outstanding artists. Since 2016, Meg Stuart and Mark Tompkins have shared a passion for improvisation, as here in this real-time composition accompanied by musician Martin Siewert. ...
2023
Meg Stuart & Doug Weiss
All the Way Around
Having danced like Meg Stuart, one accumulates an enormous, mysterious and sometimes monstrous reservoir of body memories over the course of an artistic career. Add to this the impact of traumas, joys...
2023
Mélanie Demers / MAYDAY
Confession Publique
A public confession, an intimate dive into the depths of the self and at the same time a rebellion against the vulgar unpacking of narcissistic self-promoters. This is Confession Publique, a solo developed by...
2023
Michèle Anne De Mey / BODHI PROJECT dance company
blue smile
Anyone who was bullied as a child will probably understand the impact of such exclusion. This is exactly what happened to Janis Joplin, and the songs of the rock icon reflect the pain of these humiliations:...
2023
Nadia Beugré
Quartiers Libres
Wherever she shows this solo, created eleven years ago, it immediately attracts everybody’s attention. Nadia Beugré fights in a sparkly dress, a cable around her neck, against surroundings of garbage th...
2023
Needcompany
Billy’s Joy
Romeo isn’t quite himself in this story. First, he is transported from his old, heartbreaking tragedy to a comedy and ends up in a fairyland. Why? Because Needcompany wanted to devote themselves entirely t...
2023
Needcompany
Billy’s Violence
Not exactly known for being squeamish, cult director Quentin Tarantino (Pulp Fiction, Kill Bill) is “a choirboy” compared to “the sheer brutality evoked by Shakespeare”, according to Needcompany masterm...
2023
Ofelia Jarl Ortega
Bien y Mal
When people come together and work or stand up for something as a community, this may cause Ofelia Jarl Ortega to burst into tears. The young choreographer and dancer of Chilean ancestry, daughter of a...
2023
Olivia Axel Scheucher / Nick Romeo Reimann
FUGUE FOUR : RESPONSE
“What is at the core of sex?” Infinite possibilities or an eternal void? In order to find answers and ultimately a way out of this cycle of bodily commodification and the prison-house of gender, Vienna-based dir...
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2023
Ruth Childs / Scarlett’s
Blast!
Aggression, anger and brutality are deplored yet fascinating attributes of the human body. Ruth Childs explores these phenomena in her new solo Blast!, focusing on the violent and explosive but also the...
2023
Samira Elagoz
Seek Bromance
“The relationship between three lovers, the camera being one of them.” That is what Samira Elagoz agreed with Cade Moga, with whom he shares the screen in this masterful, four-hour film performance. But...
2023
Sebastiano Sing
MATHIEU
“Hurray, we’re still alive!” In his new piece MATHIEU, Sebastiano Sing recognizes shamelessly grand emotion as the common denominator of the hit parade and Tanztheater and, in that, creates a new genre:...
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2023
Sidney Leoni
FLY
His name is synonymous with daring pieces and perfect dance, he caused legendary scandals and had a tragic life. This piece by French-born choreographer Sidney Leoni pays homage to Vaslav Nijinsky, who...
2023
Symposium for Dance and Other Contemporary Practices
Lace #1: Topographies of Touch
ImPulsTanz Symposium for Dance and Other Contemporary Practices LACE #1: Topographies of Touch 21.–23. Juli Volksoper Probebühne 1 + 2 & online In Topographies of Touch experts working at the intersection of...
2023
The Gorgeous Young Choreographers’ Award Jury on Decks!
mit Tamara Alegre, Anna Kozonina, Mateusz Szymanówka & Friends
On the eve of the ImPulsTanz – Young Choreographers’ Award Ceremony 2023, the jury – choreographer and dancer Tamara Alegre, author Anna Kozonina and curator Mateusz Szymanówka – hosts a musical roundtab...
Admission free
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2023
The Sound of Musick [sic!]
The Grand and Glorious Party - A Noisical
A great film is in the making, and it needs a central scene of stunning musical acts with people who perform and those who enjoy this Grand and Glorious Party by Viennese artist duo Peter Kutin and Florian K...
This performance will be filmed
Special
2023
Thomas Köck & Michael v. zur Mühlen
opera - a future game / vienna edition
a post(operatic)-apocalyptic video game essay with music by ole hübner and texts by thomas köck based on the opera opera, opera, opera! revenants&revolutions The (in)ability of collective action, pro...
2023
toxic dreams
The Two Pop(e)s
Yosi Wanunu and Roland Rauschmeier in the roles of two portraits of a pope ponder ageing, time and dying, art history and interpretation, their faces overshadowed in horror. The two popes are devastated,...
Performance version
Museum
2023
Trajal Harrell
Maggie The Cat
This is where the catwalk meets Maggie the Cat. But the focus shifts in this brilliant dance reinterpretation of Tennessee Williams’ world-famous Southern drama Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, whose film version s...
ImPulsTanz Classic
2023
Trajal Harrell / Schauspielhaus Zürich Dance Ensemble
The Köln Concert
Generations of music fans count it among their favourites: The Köln Concert by US American jazz pianist Keith Jarrett. And the voice of Canadian singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell, who turns 80 this year ...
ImPulsTanz Classic
2023
Trajal Harrell / Schauspielhaus Zürich Dance Ensemble
Monkey off My Back or the Cat’s Meow
The 1776 Declaration of Independence is regarded as the political foundation for the United States of America. Trajal Harrell took a fresh look at it and was fascinated by the urgency of this call for...
2023
Workshop Opening Lecture
«impressions’23»
We cordially invite all participants and dance enthusiasts to the programme presentation of the workshop teachers at Schmelz. The best opportunity to get to know our guests before the courses start!
Admission free
2023
Yulia Arsen / Tatiana Chizhikova & Roman Malyavkin
the whip / fractional step
A two-part evening that brings together artistic positions that have one thing in common: a “twist”, a tipping point after which, just like in real life, nothing is the same anymore. Yulia Arsen’s work ...
Museum
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