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ImPulsTanz – Vienna International Dance Festival opens (June 16 – Aug. 16, 2009)
 2009 marks the 12th holding of this festival since its reorganization under the name as ImPulsTanz. As a special event this year there will be a 21-hour performance titled Vexations: Wir nennen es Arbeit (we call it work) based on Erik Satie’s Vexations, a work consisting of 840 repetitions of the same motif and holding the Guinness Record as the longest musical composition. It will be performed by Kerstin Kussmaul and Jan Burkhardt, and one of the themes of the work involves a device involving the audience.

Also, there will be performances titled Under-de-Colors by David Zambrano and the Austrian saxophone player Max Nagl in a gallery of the exhibition Raum im Bild/Rooms in Pictures (interiors in painting) at the Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien art history museum, which includes the Vermeer painting Die Malkunst.

Other highlights of the festival will come from mainstream artists including Rosas, Wim Vandekeybus, Jiri Kylian, Maguy Marin and Jan Fabre, as well as experimental works by Boris Charmatz, Xavier Le Roy, Olivier Dubois and Ann Liv Young among others. The program also includes a “walk + talk” series of works by Austrian choreographers and dancers and an “8:tension” series inviting works by young choreographers.

Japanese artists participating in the festival Rosas dancer Fumiyo Ikeda in a collaboration and director Tim Etchells of the British artist group Forced Entertainment, presenting a work titles in pieces. Also, the Vienna-based Japanese dancer Michikazu Matsune and David Subal collaborate as Matsune & Subal for an installation and live performance titled One hour standing for.
+ImPulsTanz - Vienna International Dance Festival
Dates: June 16 – Aug. 16, 2009
Venues: MQ Halle, Volkstheater, etc.