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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.

© Emilia Milewska

Public Movement – Free Open Classes for everyone

16 July–10 August, every day at 17:00! Anton-Benya-Park (Argentinierstraße, between Plößlgasse and Theresianumgasse) The crème de la crème of the contemporary dance scene moves outside into the Anton-Benya-Park. Everyday for 75 minutes ImPulsTanz teachers will share their personal approach to and pleasure in contemporary dance with the public. Thanks to the great support of the AK Wien it is for free! No registration required, just join us: all levels, ages and abilities welcome! Meeting point is the acidic yellow dance carpet, just behind the football and basketball pitches. The Programme!

© Akos Hargitay

JumpAround – Air Trick Mat

OPEN CLASS with Akos Hargitay
Sat, 21 July, Anton-Benya-Park, 18:30–20:00
Sat, 28 Juli, Arsenal, 18:30–20:00
Sat, 04 August, Anton-Benya-Park, 18:30–20:00
Sat, 11 August, Arsenal, 13:00–15:30

This 90-minutes open class with Akos is taking place on an Air Trick Mat. This special mat works like a huge trampoline and enables „bigger“ movement for everyone no matter what age or experience. Akos has already shown what is possible in his hybrid movement performance „When you Fall I will be there: Ground“! Sneakers with flat soles work best!

© 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!

Contemporary Contact Ballroom Jam

Mittwoch, 18. Juli, 20:15, Arsenal E
presented by rollingpoint

Hosts: maRia Probst & Christian Apschner
Fueled by Bernhard Weiss (DJ Set- Ambient, IDM,Experimental)
Introduction to the specifics of the Contemporary Contact Ballroom approach to Contact Improvisation, including an insight into the new "Falling high" material: between 20:15–20:45. Please come on time! Admission: pay as you wish!

Showing – FEETBOX (10+) Workshop

Thursday, 19 July 11:15, Dschungel Wien, Bühne 1
How fast can you stomp your feet to the rhythm? Can you tell a story only with your hands? Which kind of basses and sibilants can you create with your voice? What is Kathak? What is Beatbox? The participants of the FEETBOX Workshops would like to show you what the've learned in these first days of their time with Kaveri & Philipp Sageder. Everyone's welcome!

© Karolina Miernik

Showing Bodyparkour

Friday, 20 July, 13:00, Dschungel Wien (MQ)
BodyParkour Workshop presentation with a mini performance by Akós Hargitay and his class. Always a bliss to watch!!

© Karolina Miernik

Open Class DanceAbility Teacher Certification

DanceAbility Method Teachers-in-Training will introduce basic concepts of movement improvisation to people across the full spectrum of abilities and disabilities and experience levels, based on things that all participants can do. Free entry!
Where: GYM, Erich-Fried-Realgymnasium, Glasergasse 25, 1090 Wien
When: Thursday, 19 July 2018, 10:00–12:00 & 14:00–16:00 und Friday, 20. Juli 2018, 10:00–12:00 & 14:00–16:00

© Georg Nógel

Triple Sugar JAM

Wednesday, 25 July, 20:15, Arsenal Studio F
presented by MAD
Hosts: Vera Rosner and Frans Poelstra
Guests: Electric Bodies
Music: Boris Kopeinig
Free admission!

© Karolina Miernik

DanceAbility Parade

Friday, 27 July, 15:00, MuseumsQuartier
with Alito Alessi and participants of the DanceAbility Teacher Certification. The Grande Finale after 4 weeks of intensive training!!

Culture © Mårten Spångberg

Showing - Mårten Spångberg: Culture

Saturday 28 July, 20:30, Studio B Arsenal

With and by: Louise Dahl, Hana Lee Erdman and Mårten Spångberg
Supported by: Anne van Aerschot
Made possible through support from the Swedish Art Council and PAF

“Culture” is a new proposal by the Swedish choreographer Mårten Spångberg. The piece continues a long term research around dance relations to materialism and aesthetic experience. This time the dance has moved out into the twilights of nature and dusk, to an environment where dance can whisper.

There is perhaps an intersection there, where landscape meets road movie, where stretching out coincides with going on, where Gertrude Stein is superimposed on “Easy Rider”. A

We don’t want to say too much. Obviously.

Together piece is trying to create a dance that is a gathering or that is dancing the opportunity for a gathering to take place without that we know what is to be said or done. We don’t like so much that sentence – what is to be done - because it forgets all the rest. Politics tend to exclude the leakage, the experience part if you know what I mean. 

© Free Soul

Showing – Jesus Guiraldi

Sunday, 29 July, 20:30 Studio F
The winner of the Rhythm is a Dancer Contest 2017, will show his current work in progress from his one-week Residency at ImPulsTanz 2018. 
duration: 30 min.

© Karolina Miernik


Wednesday, 01 August, 13:00-20:00, Arsenal
To expand the urbanative. Festival of Urban Arts even more, ImPulsTanz is organising a flea market on the theme "urbanity" at the Arsenal's workshop centre, on 01 August. For one day, the hallway of the Art-For-Art Dekorationswerkstätten are transformed into an urban marketplace and your personal streetstyle heaven – a colourful bustle full of fashion, jewellery, accessories, sneakers and much more that makes your urban heart beat faster! If you want to reserve a slot for selling your urban delights, please contact Maiko.

urbanite HipHop Jam

Wednesday, 01 August, 20:00, Arsenal F
Hosted by Markus Eggensperger

iconic music videos picked by…

Thursday, 02 August, 20:15, Arsenal F
Hosted by Storm. The protagonists and participants of urbanative introduce their favourite and most influential videos. You are welcome to send in your suggestions and links of videos five minutes length maximum:

Defne Erdur

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

Week3, 30 July–03 August, 08:50–09:20, Arsenal, in the Park just outside Studio B
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.
© Thibaud Le Maguer

Choreographic Research under Hypnosis

week3, 30 July–03 August, 10:00–13:00, Balettschule Goethegasse 1, 1010 Vienna
The ATLAS participant Thibaud Le Maguer invites to a free workshop in the course of his research. 
"With this research we will go through bodily practices that would explore how the hypnotic state can generate a choreographic vocabulary and vice versa. First, we will learn to recognize how this state of modified awareness comes out and then, we will experience how to make it deeper by touching and putting each other into motion. We will work on specific choreographic materials where the participants get together through listening, mutual aid, care and softness. This research project is open to male performers with no age limit. Please note, only for a limited group of participants."

Showing – Urban Dance (6-10J)

Friday, 03 August 11:15, Dschungel Wien
Urban Dance and HipHop is fun and soulfulness – simply a cool party. The kids in Marksu Eggensperger will show you what they've learnt this week! come!

© Veza Fernandez

Residency Showing "metal petals"

04 August, 14:00–17:00, Staatsopern Ballettschule "Elsser Saal", Goethegasse 1, 1010 Vienna
Veza Fernandez, Teresa Vittucci and Alex Zehetbauer explore the voice as a magic carpet to fly inside of the ethereal collective dream. Goddesses, money, shared mythologic consciousness. Sonic contact. A bacchanal of sonic masterbation and sound baths, we wash ourselves in the nourishment of vibration and collective voicing.

© 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!
In the precious jury: Sadé Alleyne, Archie Burnett, Christopher Matthews, Nina Kripas and Terence Lewis.
Sign up here

Showing – INTRA SPACE Workshop

Sunday, 05 August, open loop from 16:00 to 18:00, Arsenal Studio G
This dynamic, physical workshop is culminating in a performative installation intended for a public viewing with virtual figures. Pass by and linger any time between 16:00 and 18:00.

As of June 2018



Arsenal 2016 © Emilia Milewska

This year fro free!

To parents who attend our workshops we again offer child care at Arsenal, this year for the first time for free, thanks to the kind support of Arbeiterkammer Wien (Vienne Chamber of Labour).  MORE

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Everything about our previous festivals you find HERE

© Karolina Miernik

Fashionable goodies of the last festivals are available HERE

danceWEB Brunch 2015 © Karolina Miernik

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Do you have questions? How to book Workshops? Where are the studios located? Where and when to find details on our website? Find answers to some of the questions on our FAQ page!


Home wanted!

Are you looking for a cosy place to stay during your ImPulsTanz summer? OR: You don't want your Viennese apartment to grow lonely and rather introduce our workshop participants to the Viennese art of living? Some useful information HERE

ImPulsTanz 2014: Volkstheater © Karolina Miernik

We kindly invite you to join our ImPulsForum! In the inspiring atmophere of the Red Bar of the Volkstheater we will arrange regular meetings and discussions with and for our audiences, artists, critics, experts, ImPulsTanz staff, well, everybody interested. But not only ImPulsTanz, also you can propose topics you like to discuss or get to know more about. MORE

La Fabrica © Bruno Michelet


As each year the ImPulsTanz functions as an ideal place for international auditions. This year Michael Laub, Marta Coronado, Ivo Dimchev and nadaproductions are looking for professional performers. Valerie Oberleithner & Magdalena Chowaniec instead are welcoming everbody from 13 to 110 years to join their silent demonstration iChoreography - Conversations. MORE

Workshop Daybee Dorzile 2017 © Karolina Miernik

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

Grafik: Katharina Gattermann, Foto © Karolina Miernik

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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