Jose Agudo "Akram Khan Repertory" © Georg Oberweger
Jose Agudo "Akram Khan Repertory" © Georg Oberweger

With its versatile roster, ImPulsTanz workshops is the biggest workshop festival in Europe. More than 150 internationally renowned teachers and choreographers are heading more than 220 workshops open to beginners, intermediate and professional dancers. Both the diversity of the programme (from Contemporary to Butoh, from Yoga to Dance for people with and without disabilities) as well as the strongly encouraged exchange between teachers and students, performers and audience, amateurs and professionals mark Vienna as THE summerly dance summit.

Joe Alegado (Corpus Christi), Boyzie Cekwana (Durban), Zvi Gotheiner (New York), Marcia Haydée (Stuttgart), Jennifer Lacey (Paris), Louise Lecavalier (Montréal), Dominique Mercy (Wuppertal), Elsa Wolliaston (Paris) among many others have already been contributing to the professional and open atmosphere at ImPulsTanz workshops.

Within the workshops + research programme ImPulsTanz often puts the spotlight on a specific topic:
In 2016, the ImPulsTanz – Vienna International Dance Festival extended the dialogue between visual arts and contemporary dance and launched visual arts x dance – A workshop series programmed by Tino Sehgal . Louise Höjer . Rio Rutzinger. Spanning over the entire festival period (14 July–14 August 2016), each an artist from the field of visual arts and contemporary dance lined up together – visual artist encounters dance artist, among others Klaus Biesenbach, Koo Jeong, Xavier Le Roy, Wolfgang Gantner/Gelitin, Hans Ulrich Obrist, Maria Hassabi, Anne Juren and many more.
visual arts x dance

In 2017 ImPulsTanz launched URBANATIVE for the first time. This festival of urban art forms, shaped in collaboration with Storm and Markus Eggensperger feat. Archie Burnett, Daybee Dorzile, Nina Kripas, Brahms LaFortune, Bruce Ykanji and many more, took place from 5–12 August 2017. Due to its success a further edition was realised in 2018.
URBANATIVE.Festival urbaner Künste

Also for the third time free classes took place in public space this summer. What has started as ImPulsTanz X Summer of Movement in cooperation with and at MuseumsQuartier Wien in the heart of Vienna in 2017, turned into Public Moves and moved to Anton-Benya-Park and Jesuitenwiese in 2019. With the kind support of AK Wien and AK Young, again daily workshops by the renowned ImPulsTanz teachers gave each another taste of dance and movement, with free admission for every level and age. 
And by the way free of charge: thanks to the kind donations of our public for LASS SPRINGEN! we once again could invite a group of children and teenagers of the SOS Childrens' Village as well as the NGO Flucht nach Vorn (working with refugee kids) to go with the flow of our workshop razzle dazzle and regain some energy at our cafeterias. With the support of Casinos Austria also adults, who couldn't afford otherwise, have been invited to enjoy our workshop programme, through the collaboration with Verein Ute Bock. 
Open Doors

A list of the teachers of 2022 will be published at the end of March. You can find the complete workshop programme online as of mid April, which is also the start of the online booking.




© Karolin Miernik


Everything about our previous festivals you find HERE

Public Moves 2020 ©


Sneak previews of our current performances or sweet memories of our workshops and past festival events can be watched HERE.


Fashionable goodies as well as workshop and performance vouchers HERE

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