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The Scholarship Programme is a 5 week further training program taking place every year in July - August in Vienna within the frame of ImPulsTanz - Vienna International Dance Festival.
The Programme offers around 65 young professional dancers and choreographers from mainly European but also from non European countries the possibility to take part in an intense multinational further training programme.

The programme focuses on the exchange of ideas and knowledge, not limited by national borders, on concentrated further training, on meeting with internationally renowned artists gathering in Vienna at ImPulsTanz with the aim to orient the career of the participants.
In order to achieve both its educational and artistic goals, the Scholarship Programme is supervised each year by artistic mentors selected amongst dance personalities, who have played a decisive part on an international level in the development of contemporary dance in recent years.

Over 800 young professional dancers and choreographers from over 70 countries have been part of this programme since its creation in 1996.

You can learn more on the Scholarship Programme by reading what former "danceWEBers" (were thinking after returning back home from their time in Vienna.


A scholarship includes the following free services:
• participation in the research projects of ImPulsTanz (ProSeries & CoachingProjects) 
• participation in the technique workshops of ImPulsTanz (190 workshops by 90 teachers)
• free admission to all performances of ImPulsTanz 
• free access to the 300 awarded dance film videos as well as to the screenings of documentations and to the dance film productions of artists and companies who perform at ImPulsTanz
• exchange of ideas and contact with the international teachers and choreographers of ImPulsTanz 
• special projects exclusively offered to danceWEB scholarship holders 
• representation in the yearly growing, international danceWEB-database 
• lecture demonstrations & talks 
• free accommodation 

The scholarship does not include travel and per diem expenses! 

artistic mentors

2013        Ivo Dimchev (BG)
2012        Benoît Lachambre (CA)& Robin Poitras (CA)
2011        Boyzie Cekwana (ZA) & Isabelle Schad (DE)
2010        Sarah Michelson (USA/UK) & Yasuko Yokoshi (USA/JP)
2009        Philipp Gehmacher, Austria & Christine de Smedt, Belgium
2008        DD Dorvillier & Trajal Harrell, USA 
2007        Jonathan Burrows & Adrian Heathfield, UK
2006        Mathilde Monnier & Loïc Touzé, France
2005        David Zambrano, The Netherlands
2004        Mark Tompkins, USA
2003        Ko Murobushi, Japan
2002        Vera Mantero, Portugal
2001        Mark Tompkins, France
2000        Emio Greco, Italy & Pieter C. Scholten, The Netherlands
1999        Emio Greco, Italy & Pieter C. Scholten, The Netherlands

1998        Jorma Uotinen, Finland
1997        Ismael Ivo, Germany & Susanne Linke, Germany

1996        Stephen Petronio, USA