Workshops will be offered in cooperation with ImPulsTanz, which could be joined by students and amateurs.
Several courses (date and time will be announced soon), with a limited number of participants, are selectable.
All dancers are allowed to attend on the workshop, even if they are not participant of the contest. Altough participants of the contest will get a reduced price.
In Austria‘s leading cultural city Vienna the cultural manager Karl Regenburger and the choreographer Ismael Ivo launch the Internationale Tanzwochen Wien in 1984, in order to give contemporary dance a voice in Austria. With six teachers - amongst them the well-known Joe Alegado, Germaine Acogny and Walter Raines - and twenty workshops, the two organisers get the festival started. A new dance culture unfolds itself and spreads out. Four years later, in 1988, a performance programme is added to the increasingly successful workshop festival: the ImPulsTanz - Vienna International Dance Festival is introduced for the first time.
Today, ImPulsTanz stands for performances, workshops, research projects as well as for the soçial programme, which became with the festival lounge and parties a fixed hightlight in Vienna’s summer nightlife. With an annual programme of about 50 productions, staged in the city’s most important venues, and more than 200 Workshops, where dance is celebrated in all its forms, ImPulsTanz has delevoped into one of the most important festivals for contemporary dance and performance worldwide. In 2012, the festival has been awarded with the "Bank Austria Kunstpreis", Austria's most prestigious art prize.