Tanzquartier Wien

Collections and projects


Since its inception in 2001, Tanzquartier Wien has counted among the most influential dance centres in Europe. Initiated by local artists, it was one of several cultural institutions that were given premises at MuseumsQuartier. The first artistic director, Sigrid Gareis, was succeeded by Walter Heun in 2009. As of the beginning of 2018, Bettina Kogler is in charge of the establishment. Tanzquartier Wien presents various events in its three Studios from October to June, and in MuseumsQuartier’s Hall G from October to April.
The reference library in the TQW Studios comprises a unique collection specialising in contemporary dance and performance. The well-stocked inventory, which is the core of the library, comprises over 2,600 titles and 2,100 magazines. The foyer area accommodates general literature and anthologies on the subjects of dance, performance, art, theory and more, including subject-specific works from the fields of gender theory and philosophy. A comfortable, publicly accessible room for reading, researching and riffling is located on the first floor under the roof. A computer workstation is provided to browse the complete digitised archive of live performance recordings, lectures and labs held since the opening of TQW in 2001. Moreover, a regularly updated selection of books, articles and videos related to the performance programme is available here to read up on or preview. In the exhibition area we present a monthly changing program that is selcted from our archive. It communicates with the stage program.