ImPulsTanz: Vienna International Dance Festival

ImPulsTanz: Vienna International Dance Festival

Early July to early August
Originally a festival with an exclusive focus on instruction, ImPulsTanz: Vienna International Dance Festival has become one of the premiere contemporary dance showcases in Europe. The event boasts more than 40 productions and draws over 30,000 attendees.
In 1984, Vienna cultural manager Karl Regenburger and choreographer Ismael Ivo began collaborating to create a dance festival. Their aim was to increase exposure for Austria's contemporary dance scene. For the first four years a handful of instructors offered about 20 workshops in a given festival. By 1988, organizers had added performance pieces to the program. In the years following capacity grew to offer scholarships and career development programs for festival participants. Today instruction is available to dancers of all levels.
In 2008 festival organizers made plans for a 25th anniversary festival with new productions as well as a retrospective by choreographers who had been with ImPulsTanz since its inception.
CONTACTS:
ImPulsTanz
Museumstra+e 5/21
A-1070
Vienna, Austria
www.impulstanz.com/en