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© Kat Reynolds
© Kat Reynolds

Workshop Centre Arsenal

Our bright Workshop location at Arsenal, which we can use for the 19th time this year – thanks to Art for Art & the Burgtheater Vienna – is not only an accumulation of dance studios, but also the heart of the ImPulsTanz day-programme. Hot spot and oasis at the same time, it is the haven and meeting point of around 1.000 dancing people from approximately 90 countries enjoying their mutual presence in addition to taking the 230 Workshops! Our Cafeteria, run by francophil, invites eyes and stomach to stay, there is WiFi, child care, a Body Work Space and a park close-by.

The Open-Doors-Spirit

Most of the Workshops can be watched by the Arsenal visitors. The studios are big providing enough space for sitting at the corners without disturbing the classes. Follow the movements in your head and get carried away by the (Live) music and find out if the Workshop makes you want to dance.

The Open-Doors-Events

There are a lot of events taking place at the Arsenal, free of charge:

Jams & Showings
Contact Improvisation Jams are taking place on a weekly basis and are open for everyone who likes improvising in groups – mostly free admission. Showings of Research Projects, Workshops and Residencies are taking place usually at the end of a week and are open for everyone interested to watch – free admission! The details are announced here and pinned on notice boards at the Arsenal Workshop Centre.

BodyWork Space
ImPulsTanz will set up a BodyWorkSpace at the Arsenal , which will be available from 10:00–20:00 every day for private sessions of ImPulsTanz BodyWork teachers during the festival time. To sign up for a private session with one of the bodyworkers visit the merchandise table/bookshop.

© impressions'17 Karolina Miernik


Sunday, 15 July, 15:00, Arsenal
Workshops Opening Lecture
Come in and join the world of the ImPulsTanz Workshops. We invite everyone who is interested in dance to attend the opening afternoon, where the teachers will give a survey of their work through lectures and short performances. The best opportunity to get to know our guests before the Workshops start!

Defne Erdur

Rest In Peace Where You Art – Meditation & Art for Peace

Week3, 30 July–03 August, 08:50–09:20, Arsenal, Studio D
Free Meditation Sessions Before the Classes Start
At times of turmoil; conflicts, violence, terror and wars, where action calls… We invite you to a mindful, artful & peaceful meditation meeting. At the center… of the body, of the mind.

Following dance full days let's sit together for a "love & kindness meditation" that may turn into a reflective dialogue with our selves & each other. Through silence and stillness followed by writing, drawing, moving we can create an artful & peaceful response to the wild life of our times. Our art will culminate into a Call for Peace – to be exhibited online.
Friends in Vienna, you are all welcome!

Defne Erdur (TR) is multi-disciplinary artist, teacher, therapist & a social worker trained in Contemporary Dance (PhD candidate), Sociology (MA), Inter-model Art Therapy, Body Therapies, Trauma Healing (Somatic Experiencing) & Meditation (WPI Peace Architect). Invested in building trustful, peaceful & creative environments; the prospect of all her work is to mediate people to relate to their own self & accompany them in their physical, mental & emotional processes towards wellbeing. She works in many countries & settings around different themes (such as non verbal & non violent communication, empowerment, conflict transformation, building trust & solidarity…) with & for different populations. She believes in joy.
© Kat Reynolds

Rhythm is a Dancer

Saturday, 04 August, 20:00, Arsenal
Dance Contest

Amateur und professional dancers of all styles, whether urban or contemporary, are very welcome to dance for the audience, jury and the surprise award. The challenge is to show off your skills, finesse, charms and crazyness but also to react spontaneously on the music.The winner gets a residency for ImPulsTanz 2019. Hosted by Storm! Sign up here


Saturday, 11. August, 16:00, Arsenal
Final Workshop Showing
This event marks the exciting highlight after four weeks of intensive dancing. Here the students of various workshops present excerpts of their achievements.

© Judith Lutz

BodyWork Space

ImPulsTanz will set up a BodyWork Space in the main building at the Arsenal , which will be available from 10:00–20:00 every day for private sessions during the festival time. To sign up for a body work session with one of our BodyWork teachers visit the merchandise table / bookshop at the Arsenal. The standard price for a unit of 40–60 minutes is €45,00. If you wish a longer session (1,5 hours maximum) you may negotiate directly with the BodyWorker. ImPulsTanz charges €5,00 per session for the maintenance of the BodyWorkSpace.

As of June 2018



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urbanative . Festival of Urban Arts Vienna 2018

Since 2017 ImPulsTanz offers a focus on Urban Arts initiated by Markus Eggensperger and Storm and featuring many events and the urbanative package. Take a look!  MORE

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Fashionable goodies of the last festivals are available HERE

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Supporting ImPulsTanz!

Dear audience, this year again we would like to realize two dear to our hearts projects. With your help we would like to pack workshop packages for socially vulnerable kids. And also our mobile mirrored walls desperately need to be replaced by new ones. Find out MORE

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