From 7 July to 7 August, the 39th edition of the ImPulsTanz – Vienna International Dance Festival will once again transform Vienna into a huge, vibrant and colourful dance floor: with 54 productions in 20 venues. Among them are 15 world premieres, 23 Austrian premieres, 3 classics and 10 pieces of the [8:tension] Young Choreographers’ Series. The festival also offers book presentations, film and music video programmes, installations, an exhibition and the ImPulsTanz Festival Lounge – back in the Burgtheater Vestibule.
Photo: Trajal Harrell / Schauspielhaus Zürich Dance Ensemble The Köln Concert © Reto Schmid
Don't miss: a Double Feature on 19 July at Volkstheater. The evening begins at 19:00 with an exclusive KURIER talk on All the good, hosted by Peter Jarolin in the presence of Jan Lauwers and Karl Regensburger – admission is free. Afterwards, at 21:00, you can admire on stage what was talked about and discussed beforehand. Tickets are available here.
Photo: Jan Lauwers / Needcompany All the good © Maarten Vanden Abeele
How do we face the overwhelming impact of the climate crisis linguistically and in our bodily expression? From July 9 to July 17, the Choreographic Convention, titled In Other Words: A Future, seeks new modes of relations between humanity and nature in guest performances, talks and readings. With, a.o., Claudia Bosse, Sergiu Matis, Stefan Kaegi, Barbara Frischmuth, Esther Kinsky, Elisabeth Tambwe and Stefanie Wenner.
Photo: Claudia Bosse ORACLE and SACRIFICE oder die evakuierung der gegenwart © Eva Würdinger
Whether body percussion, drumming or rhythmic gestures from African dance – in these workshops the motto is: Feel the rhythm! In African Percussions, Ibou Bá introduces traditional polyrhythms of Senegal and playing techniques of musical improvisation. In PLENVM Ninja’s & DaDa Milan’s (DaDa Jv) Break the Box, body and voice are used to create music. And in The Body's Musicality, the legendary Elsa Wolliaston shows movements inspired by rites, traditional dances, expressions and gestures – from traditional African to contemporary.
Photo: © Georg Cizek-Graf
All workshops can be booked as of now. Beginners and professionals alike are invited to dance and improvise with internationally renowned teachers in the relaxing atmosphere of the light-flooded studios of Arsenal. The programme includes classes ranging from African dance and ballet to hip hop and contemporary dance by Salim Gauwloos, Libby Farr, Joe Alegado, Comfort Fedoke and many more.
Photo: Workshop-Zentrum Arsenal © yako.one
Daily, outside and free of charge! From 5 July to 5 August, more than 90 internationally renowned teachers invite you to 128 dance classes at five locations. Discover Yoga, Bollywood Dance, HipHop, Jazz, Voguing, Contemporary Dance, Tai Ki Kung and much more. The entire programme is already online! Registrations are possible one day before the start of each class from 10:00 am.
Photo: Futurelove Sibanda Afro Fusion, Public Moves 2020 © yako.one
On 15 July and 5 August the Soçial music programme broadens its spectrum to look beyond the musical horizon, presenting top-class international acts. We are looking forward to Mina & Bryte and Sicaria Sound on stage of Kasino am Schwarzenbergplatz and you on the dance floor. Get your tickets now!
Photo: Mina & Bryte © Lanre Ibrahim
Now online: the entire music programme of the ImPulsTanz Festival Lounge – this year, from 7 July to 7 August back at Burgtheater Vestibül! With the FM4 Fridays, Austrian live acts at Live’n’Local, the Affine Records nights and ImPulsTanz on Decks. Audiences and choreographers, workshop participants and teachers as well as party-loving visitors meet here daily to wind down together.
Photo: Joja © Ola Queen
Every night the Festival Lounge has a different act in store: DJs from radio FM4 and the Affine Records label, artists and staff of ImPulsTanz as well as the Live’n’Local live concerts. Once a week, the latter shines a spotlight on Austrian musicians, especially promising newcomers. This year with: W1ZE, Enesi M., CHRISTL, Worst Messiah, Toby Whyle and The P’s.
Photo: CHRISTL © Christoph Liebentritt
We are very pleased to announce that Dr Brigitte Bierlein – President of danceWEB and former Chancellor of Austria – will be opening the Choreographic Convention In Other Words: A Future. It starts on 9 July at 18:30 at Volkstheater, followed by Stefan Kaegi (Rimini Protokoll) in collaboration with Judith Zagury and Nathalie Küttel (ShanjuLab) and Temple du présent – Solo pour octopus: Film. Tickets are available here.
Dance professionals can now apply for the auditions of the training and research programmes TRY and La Faktoria. The auditions will take place during ImPulsTanz on 16, 17 and 23 July.
The registration deadline for the ImPacT Summer Academy as part of ImPulsTanz has been extended to 30 June 2022. Register now!
We are happy to announce this year's chosen artists of the TURBO Research Residencies in the frame of ImPulsTanz:
Lau Lukkarila (AT/FI) & Luca Bonamore (AT)
maria mercedes | Julia Müllner (AT) & Camilla Schielin (AT)
Sebastiano Sing (AT/DE) & Hugo Le Brigand (AT/FR) & Lisa Maria Ernst (AT)