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ImPulsTanz: Provocation and Mastery

ImPulsTanz: Provocation and Mastery

ImPulsTanz is back for its 30th anniversary. Every summer Vienna becomes the centre of Europe’s contemporary dance world for a month and 2013 appears an especially fine vintage. ImPulsTanz is rare among festivals, as it includes both extended workshops (pro, amateur, beginner) along with an exciting performance programme.   Performance driven workshops Many of the […]

The Dance of Diversity

The Dance of Diversity

The subway doors opened at Landstraße as passengers stepped out, and headed up the dusty stairwell toward Maxergasse. Construction at the Wien Mitte U-Bahn station had been going on for a decade, and jackhammers still echo off thick concrete walls. On this hot day in late May, they were swallowed up by the energetic drumming […]

ImPulsTanz: Where the Dance Is

ImPulsTanz: Where the Dance Is

Just when you think it’s too hot to move, Vienna’s cultural scene is hit with a summer dance festival called ImPulsTanz, bringing the contemporary dance world to the city for a little over a month. Now in its 25th year, ImPulsTanz continues to go through maturity pains: Should it show the way or just reflect […]

Martha Graham’s Dancers, On Stage, Here in Vienna

In America, Martha Graham has been an icon for generations of women. Yet she was one of the 20th century’s most iconoclastic artists. And one of its most influential: Born in 1894, she died less than twenty years ago, at nearly100, having created a completely new vocabulary of movement, revolutionizing the medium and freeing dance […]

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