Vienna International Dance Festival

Founded in 1984, ImPulsTanz – Vienna International Dance Festival has over the years evolved into the largest festival for contemporary dance and performance in the world. Every summer it presents a uniquely diverse programme of performances, workshops, research projects and musical acts.

As of now, all workshops and research projects can be booked online and at the Workshop Office at MuseumsQuartier and tickets for selected performances are available online, by phone with credit card and at the box office at MuseumsQuartier! All other performances will follow on 6 June.

ImPulsTanz 2023: Pre-sale for selected productions
Video Editing: Maximilian Pramatarov



Every year ImPulsTanz presents more than 60 productions by international as well as Austrian artists and companies in an extraordinary density in the theatres and museums of Vienna.

Festival opening 2023

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




134 international teachers and choreographers share their knowledge with beginners and professionals in more than 210 workshops and research projects at Schmelz.



The music programme invites festival guests and visitors to concerts and DJ sets at the Festival Lounge every evening and to the two big ImPulsTanz parties.


ImPulsTanz Parties with Peaches and LYZZA

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




OPEN CALL: ImPulsTanz Symposium for Dance and Other Contemporary Practices

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.


ImPulsTanz goes Italy!

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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Application start for the 2023 education and training programmes

ImPulsTanz is looking forward to network and invite the international dance world to Vienna once again in 2023. In addition to ATLAS – create your dance trails for artists with first choreographic experience and mid-career artists (coach: Angélique Willkie) and danceWEB for young dancers and choreographers (mentor: Clara Furey), the further education programme ImPacT (mentor: Kerstin Kussmaul), which is dedicated to connect dance students with experienced professionals, will also be offered. Furthermore, the DanceAbility Teacher Training is being held for the ninth time, which is specifically aimed at people who want to teach integrative groups in the field of movement arts (led by Alito Alessi and Connie Vandarakis).

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