All performances and the accompanying programme of the 40th edition of the ImPulsTanz Festival are now online! Tickets will be available as of 6 June. You can already secure tickets for 15 selected productions at Volkstheater, Akademietheater and Halle E – with works by Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker / Rosas, Benjamin Abel Meirhaeghe / Muziektheater Transparant, Christian Rizzo / ICI-CCN Montpellier Occitanie, Ivo Dimchev, Cie. Marie Chouinard, Marina Otero, Lucinda Childs / Robert Wilson, Mathilde Monnier / Otto Productions, Meg Stuart & Doug Weiss, Needcompany and Trajal Harrell.
Photo: Nadia Beugré Quartiers Libres © Yi Chun Wu
To mark its 40th birthday, ImPulsTanz 2023 opens on 6 July at 20:45 in the main courtyard of MuseumsQuartier with a big hurray – admission free! And at the same time also celebrates the 10th anniversary of Doris Uhlich’s cult work more than naked, which premiered at the festival in 2013. With a 30-strong and extraordinarily diverse ensemble, she will set the big stage in motion – including a big dance-along finale for everyone! As an entrée, so to speak, the performers of Esben Weile Kjær welcome you with BURN!. It’s worth being on time!
Photo: festival opening 2015 © Karolina Miernik
The [8:tension] Young Choreographers' Series is once again bringing the next generation of choreographers to Vienna this summer. Sensual, rebellious, historical and erotic approaches to a question that is as old as it is new – that of togetherness, especially in the digital age – can be expected with great excitement. Among others, Harald Beharie, Chara Kotsali, Esben Weile Kjær and Anna Biczók will be taking part – and Marga Alfeirão invites you to a very special lounge! At Schauspielhaus, Kasino am Schwarzenbergplatz and mumok.
Photo: Esben Weile Kjær BURN! © Joseph Banderet
Among the 212 workshops and research projects by 134 international teachers in 17 departments, there are 29 newcomers – more than ever before. José Manuel Álvarez shows us the world of contemporary flamenco à la Rosalía. Valentina Schisa & Elisabetta Violante celebrate the beauty of Ismael Ivo’s art of movement. And Mayfield Brooks’ Dance Commune becomes an experiment in living together. But well-known faces are also back in the programme. Jassem Hindi invites you to his philosophy workshop The Concept and the Idiot, Christopher Matthews throws his queer sleepover party Crafting, Maria F. Scaroni teaches her technique of ecstasy and Akemi Takeya & Evandro Pedroni link body work with voice work.
Photo: Maria F. Scaroni © Pavel Belchev
You now have the chance to advance directly to the round of sixteen of the ImPulsTanz freestyle dance contest on 29 July via TikTok. Simply upload a video of maximum 60 seconds in which you show your best moves, then tag @impulstanz and write #impulstanzcontest23 in the caption. As usual: all styles, all levels and all ages are welcome. Join now!
Photo: Dance Contest 2018 © Karolina Miernik
The beloved free outdoor dance classes are back – at five locations in Vienna. On the dance floors under the open sky, 109 teachers share their knowledge in 118 classes ranging from yoga to Bollywood Dance to Hip Hop. Among them are Doris Uhlich, Silke Grabinger, Archie Burnett, Valentina Schisa, Elisabetta Violante, Marta Coronado and William Briscoe. All ages and levels are welcome! The entire programme is now avaiable. Have fun browsing!
Photo: Public Moves 2020 © yako.one
We are already pleased to announce the concerts for the two big ImPulsTanz Parties: At the A-Side Party on 14 July, this year with a special change of location to the Arkadenhof of Vienna’s City Hall, none other than the legendary feminist musician, producer, director and performance artist Peaches will be stopping over in Vienna. And on 4 August, the Brazilian-Dutch producer and DJ – among others as support act on Mikky Blanco’s tour – LYZZA brings the experimental club scene and electronic avant-garde pop to the B-Side Party.
Tickets and the entire programme will be available online as of 6 June.
Photo: Peaches © Keyi Studio
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.
Photo: W1ZE © yako.one
Max Brown 7th District is the perfect starting point for your adventures during the ImPulsTanz Festival. Our partner hotel is located in the middle of the 7th District, right in the heart of the city’s creative centre and only a few minutes’ walk from all the highlights. The cosy rooms invite you to relax after an exciting evening at the theatre or to sleep in after a night out at the ImPulsTanz Festival Lounge at Burgtheater Vestibül.
Lace #1: Topographies of Touch brings together experts working at the intersections of art, academic research and activism. Reflecting the deprivation of touch experienced worldwide, Topographies of Touch embodies a meta/physical site where touch is explored in its context-specific capacities: Human-to-Human, Human-to-Institution, Human-to-Non-Human. In practice-based panels and other formats, Efva Lilja, Katy Dymoke, Mayfield Brooks and Deirdre Morris will engage in transmedial exchange with their guests. What if we acknowledge that every touch experience is specific and for good reason?
Artists and researchers are invited to apply for residencies, to design Deep Dives and to be panelists.
Between August and October, ImPulsTanz invites you to its unique workshops in Italy. In collaboration with Artis Umbria – the newly founded dance and health retreat by ImPulsTanz lecturer Kerstin Kussmaul – the five internationally renowned artists Glenna Batson, Sri Louise, Franca Pagliassotto, Terence Lewis and Shinichi Iova-Koga will each teach one week of dance and bodywork. The retreat includes four hours of movement daily and a day off to explore the beautiful Umbrian countryside, go swimming, taste wine or simply unwind under the Italian sun.
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