Dance Archive

A systematic collection of dance resources started in the 1950’s in Hungary, but a comprehensive archive of the Association of Hungarian Dance Artists was only founded in the 1970’s. This archive was annexed to the Hungarian Theatre Institute in 1987. We have a library of dance-related books with 7000 volumes (both in Hungarian and foreign languages), over 12,000 dance videos which can be viewed on the premises, 75,000 catalogued performance and rehearsal photos and portraits of different dance artists. Also here, we have an extensive collection of press materials on companies, artists, venues, festivals, contests and guest performances. Among the 10,000 items in the poster collection one can discover several rarities. The digital catalogue of the Dance Archive has about 30,000 entries.