German Dance Archives

Cologne, Germany

German Dance Archives

The Deutsche Tanzarchiv Köln (German Dance Archive Cologne) is a national information and research centre for concert dance in Germany. It is located in the MediaPark in Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, with an archive, library, video library and museum on the history around dance for an audience.

The archive continuously acquires, manages and documents the estates of well-known personalities in dance history, processes them and presents them to the public in exhibitions and publications. The institution's Tanzmuseum (Dance museum), opened in 1997, presents the history of dance under changing thematic aspects, primarily with its own holdings in works of art (sculptures, paintings, graphics), photographs, documents, costumes and films, with a focus on dance history from the 18th to the 20th century.

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