ImPulsTanz: Choreographic Training Programme 8.7.-12.8.2020


8 July–12 August 2020
ATLAS – create your dance trails is a module-based training programme embedded in the ImPulsTanz – Vienna International Dance Festival.

It offers artists with first choreographic experiences a dynamic environment to intensively work on their artistic development. The programme is designed to address two of the most central needs of emerging choreographers: On the one hand, to have access to studio space for research and piece development and on the other hand, to gain new input through individual training programmes, by visiting a broad range of international dance productions and through exchanging with artists from more than 100 countries as well as through peer-to-peer exchange within the ATLAS group. In addition, weekly showings enable the participants to present their works or work steps.

An ATLAS coach will accompany the participants’ works dramaturgically during the programme. In 2020, the dance dramaturge Guy Cools will once again be the ATLAS coach. Existing performance fragments can, but do not need to, be brought to Vienna. In addition, an ATLAS assistant will support the participants with the preparation and organisation of their stay.

Application deadline Tuesday, 31st March 2020, 12:00 noon CET
(Subject to availability)

ATLAS includes
Workshop & Research Module
• A 3-day workshop with the ATLAS coach on 9th, 10th and 11th July 2020
• 10 ImPulsTanz workshops or 8 ImPulsTanz workshops and 1 field project
• 50 % discount on all further workshops

Performance Module
• 20 tickets for ImPulsTanz performances
• Reduction on all further performances

Rehearsal & Workspace Module
• Studio space with 3 studios exclusively for the ATLAS group
• Personal artistic coaching for developing solos or group work
• Regular exchange and feedback sessions within the ATLAS group (depending on the needs of the participants)
• Meetings with choreographers of the [8:tension] Young Choreographers’ Series
• Weekly showings of works or work steps (19th, 26th July and 2nd August 2020)
• Final showing(s) at the end of the festival (details depending on work progress)
• Final feedback talk with the ATLAS coach
• At the end of the programme, all participants receive an ATLAS certificate

• Accommodation in Vienna
• Discount on the dish of the day at the cafeteria of the ImPulsTanz workshop centre Arsenal
• ImPulsTanz bike for the duration of the stay or alternatively a monthly ticket for public transport
• Free admission to both ImPulsTanz parties

Costs & Application
The participation fee is 2,600 euro (with the friendly support of the EU network LIFE LONG BURNING – Towards a sustainable eco system for contemporary dance in Europe).
For a binding participation an advance payment of 800 euro must be made no later than two weeks after the acceptance to the programme. Participants must be of legal age.

Above that, we also offer a discount for groups of five or more people. In this case, the participation fee is 2,000 euro per person.

To apply, please send the completed application form, a CV, a short letter of interest and a portrait photo via e-mail to

We will inform the applicants within 14 days on the acceptance or refusal. A jury will select the maximum of 20 participants. After receiving the advance payment or the full amount of the participation fee, we will send a confirmation of participation.

In addition, the ATLAS assistant will gladly provide you with an official invitation letter from ImPulsTanz and support you in your endeavours with funding applications for grants and financial support.

Application deadline Tuesday, 31st March 2020, 12:00 noon CET
(Subject to availability)

Participation fee does not include
• Travel expenses
• Visa costs
• Health insurance
• Rations

For questions or further information, please do not hesitate to contact Carine Carvalho Barbosa via or by telephone (+43.1.523 55 58-12) from Monday to Friday, 11:00 to 16:00.