Simon Mayer combines high-tech equipment with a purely human-based choreography. Although he explores new techniques excessively, his piece “Being moved” conveys a lot of depth.
Ivo Dimchev was a guest at Impulstanz for the 15th time. And rightly so. Because each of his shows is and has been an experience. Although he has a good, recognisable USP, the artist always devotes himself to new topics. In doing so, he seems to be endowed with an almost inexhaustible creativity.
“The Köln Concert” by Keith Jarrett shows itself in Trajal Harrell’s dance arrangement as a successful symbiosis of different artistic genres.
Dada Masilo, the South African dancer and choreographer, has made a name for herself in recent years with new interpretations of classical ballets. With “Swanlake”, “Carmen” and “Giselle”, she set strong, new interpretative scents. With “The Sacrifice”, a new arrangement of the “Sacre du Printemps”, she wanted to explore what sacrifices we are prepared to make today.
In 2022, the Impulstanz Festival had invited Lenio Kaklea, a dancer and choreographer from Greece, to Vienna, as it had several times before. She was joined by the French pianist and composer of British origin, Orlando Bass, who performed live on a prepared piano.
“Dance. A Sylphidic Reverie in Stunts” by Florentine Holzinger transforms ballet dancers into bloodthirsty witches.
This year, the Impulstanz Festival is showing productions by international dance greats like a non-stop stream. Wim Vandekeybus was represented with two new works. After his show ‘Hands do not touch your precious Me’, he showed “Scattered Memories” at the Volkstheater – a retrospective of 35 years of Ultima Vez.
Dark, threatening, somnambulistic, powerful and poetic. This is how “Hands do not touch your precious me” presents itself with the eponymous subtitle “The mingled universe of Wim Vandekeybus, Charo Calvo & Olivier de Sagazan”.
Jan Lauwers created a multidimensional artistic masterpiece with his “Needcompany”.
With “Jungle Book reimagined”, Akram Khan created a story of Rudyard Kipling’s classic that has been revised in terms of content. Designed as a great dance spectacle, it is sure to conquer the stages of the world.
On the opening weekend, the Festival Impulstanz showed “Dances for an actress” by Jérôme Bel and “Vollmond. A Piece by Pina Bausch”. If you take these two productions as a taste of what may be to come, you can justifiably look forward to the next Dance Weeks in Vienna.