We have created a garden, an archive and a foundation for Ismael, according to his wishes in the last years of his life.
Please share your memories, texts, photographs, films etc. to for us to present and cherish for our inspiration and for future generations.


We are looking forward to this invitation and meeting in Vienna on the 20th of July at 7 pm VOLKSTHEATER in honor of Ismael Ivo and his work

BOOK PRESENTATION by Johannes Odenthal

Ismael Ivo. Ich glaube an den Körper.

The foundation resides in Nymphenburg Munich, Germany

Nymphenburg was originally called Borgo delle Ninfe, which means the place, the home of the Nymphes. Ismael was inspired by our location to dedicate himself to preserving the park and the castle of Schloss Nymphenburg. Here as in the rest of the world the peace and beauty of nature, the historical buildings and the uplifting impact on the population are in danger of being sacrificed to the interests of industry and politics.

Ismael celebrates the dance of life in all of its forms. He cultivated joy and empowered art. We honor and maintain this in his tradition and teachings. His movement, his way of dance, his way of life are artistic and political motors of change for a better world.


A man of hope, a man of truth, a man with an illuminated soul.
A liberator – he gave a voice to the oppressed.

Ismael showed us what is possible by taking risks, by moving and dancing social racial artistic and institutional boundaries.
He showed us the power of his passion and engaged our own with is eloquence, beauty and talent.

He was a visionary and a dreamer. One who created his very own universe by becoming a sun around which we now revolve.

Ismael knew that the expansion of the physical, mental and the emotional allows us to contribute to the growth of civilisation.

By dancing and vibrating our hearts and minds out of the ordinary world into the realm of greater consciousness and a higher quality of life.

We who had the honour of knowing him personally also have the responsibility of preserving his memory and his teachings for those who follow.

protect the park

the battle of the worlds in our times

Lady Sarah Marlborough presents the

Cultural Society of the Ismael Ivo Foundation

Empowering and preserving womens work in the world

Meet Vandana Shiva – a heroine of our times

Nessi in the garden
Biennale (Venezia, 2015)