ImPulsTanz showcases next generation of dancemakers

Vienna’s leading international dance festival will continue into its third week with a host of performances from emerging choreographers.

Work by Michael O’Connor, Rebecca Patek, Gaëtan Rusquet, Jillian Peña, Albert Quesada, Dinis Machado and Dana Michel will all be staged over the next week, as part of ImPulsTanz’s [8:tension] Young Choreographers’ Series.

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All the choreographers featured in the series are nominated for the Prix Jardin d’Europe, worth €10,000. Audiences are invited to vote for the production they think should take away the prize.

Dana Michel Yellow Towel © Ian Douglas
Dana Michel’s Yellow Towel © Ian Douglas

Jillian Peña’s work Polly Pocket will see its Austrian premiere at ImPulsTanz. Drawing upon psychoanalysis, queer theory and ballet, it’s the latest piece from the New York based choreographer.

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The series also includes Albert Quesada’s Wagner & Ligeti, a dance exploration of orchestral music; and Caribbean-Canadian artist Dana Michel’s Yellow Towel. 

This weekend at ImPulsTanz will also see performances from Ivo Dimchev, Iva Bittová and David Zambrano.

ImPulsTanz runs until 17 August.

Main image: Michael O’Connor’s Tertiary