The Enhanced danceWEB Europe Scholarship Programme for Contemporary Dance

danceWEB Europe is an opportunity for each of the participants to question and perhaps break down and then redefine his relations towards himself, his art and the society, and have fun doing it. - Jurij Konjar, Slovenia


The Enhanced danceWEB Europe Scholarship Programme is a 5 week summer residency taking place every year in July - August in Vienna within the frame of ImPulsTanz festival.
The Scholarship Programme offers around 50 young professional dancers and choreographers from mainly European but also from Eastern European and 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 an artistic coach selected amongst dance personalities who have played a decisive part on an international level in the development of contemporary dance in recent years.

Over 650 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 Enhanced danceWEB Europe 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:
  • Individual coaching by the artistic coach
  • Participation in the research projects of ProSeries
  • Participation in the research projects of CoachingProject
  • Participation in the technique workshops of ImPulsTanz
    (180 seminars by 80 teachers)
  • Admission to all (up to 45) performances of ImPulsTanz
  • Access to approx. 250 awarded dance film videos available at the IMZ (Internationales Musikzentrum, Wien) video library
  • Exchange of ideas and contact with the international trainers and choreographers
  • Lecture demonstrations
  • Special projects exclusively offered to scholarship holders
  • Connection to and presentation of a yearly growing, international database
  • Own homepage within the www.dancewebeurope.net
  • Accommodation in Vienna for the period of the Scholarship Programme

artistic coaches

1996        Stephen Petronio, USA
1997        Ismael Ivo, Germany & Susanne Linke, Germany
1998        Jorma Uotinen, Finland
1999        Emio Greco, Italy & Pieter C. Scholten, The Netherlands
2000        Emio Greco, Italy & Pieter C. Scholten, The Netherlands
2001        Mark Tompkins, France
2002        Vera Mantero, Portugal
2003        Ko Murobushi, Japan
2004        Mark Tompkins, USA
2005        David Zambrano, The Netherlands
2006        Mathilde Monnier & Loïc Touzé, France
2007        Jonathan Burrows & Adrian Heathfield, UK
2008         DD Dorvillier & Trajal Harrell, USA