tanz performance köln is a non-profit organization
that was founded in 1989 by Madeline Ritter with the goal
of representing dance in its various manifestations.
In the meantime, tanz performance
köln has developed into an international organization
and production center for contemporary dance in Cologne.
Madeline Ritter and Heike Lehmke had been working together
from 1998-2004. As an independent cultural institution their
collaboration allowed them to work out concepts, and initiate
and produce numerous dance-related series, festivals and
dance film programs, that are representative of the newest
developments in contemporary dance both nationally and internationally.
Heike Lehmke took over the direction of tanz performance
tanz performance köln works closely with national
and European partners which has been recognized for the
sixth time through generous grant support from the European