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
As of now, tickets for the 15 pieces at Volkstheater, Akademietheater and Halle E are available – with works by Anne Theresa De Keersmaeker / Rosas, BenjaminAbel 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. Tickets for the entire programme are available as of 6 June.
Photo: Lucinda Childs & Robert Wilson RELATIVE CALM music by Jon Gibson, Igor Stravinsky, John Adams © Lucie Jansch
This year’s ImPulsTanz Classics include two productions by Trajal Harrell, who will once again enchant the audience with Maggie The Cat (2021) and The Köln Concert (2022), together with the Schauspielhaus Zürich Dance Ensemble. Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker brings her masterpiece Fase, Four Movements to the Music of Steve Reich (1998 and 2001) to the stage with a new cast. Clara Furey shows her work Dog Rising (2022) at Odeon. Meg Stuart’s BLESSED (2007 and 2018), sadly, still hasn’t lost a bit of relevance. And Doris Uhlich celebrates 10 years of more than naked (2013) with the original cast.
Photo: Meg Stuart / Damaged Goods & EIRA BLESSED © Laura Van Severen
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
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
From July 6 to August 6 2023, the 40th edition of ImPulsTanz promises another eventful summer. This year with a nostalgic change of location: after 23 years, the workshops will return to Schmelz due to construction work at Arsenal. From now on, all workshops and research projects can be booked and until 31 May you pay 10 euros less for the first booked workshop with the Early Bird bonus!
Photo: Kira Kirsch Body Symphony © 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
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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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).