Modern Dance inscribed on the UNESCO List of Intangible Cultural Heritage

We are very pleased that the Intergovernmental Committee of UNESCO has decided on 30 November 2022 to inscribe “The Practices of Modern Dance in Germany” on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. Bureau Ritter – at the time the project executing agency of TANZFONDS ERBE – has been advising and supporting …

WHAT IS TANZFONDS.DE? is the website dedicated to two funds initiated by the Kulturstiftung des Bundes (German Federal Cultural Foundation), namely Tanzfonds Erbe (Dance Heritage Fund) and Tanzfonds Partner (Dance Partner Fund). Although Tanzfonds Partner – a fund for partnerships between schools and dance institutions – expired in 2014, Tanzfonds Erbe has been extended to 2019. DIEHL+RITTER …

What the body remembers

In late summer 2019, the Akademie der Künste in cooperation with DIEHL+RITTER and the Kulturstiftung des Bundes (German Federal Cultural Foundation) dedicated an exhibition, a festival, an international campus and a book to the “Century of Dance”.


In 2016, as one of 28 award winners from 16 countries – and the only German winner – TANZFONDS ERBE received the EU Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Awards in the category Education, Training and Awareness Raising for its achievements in preserving and communicating the cultural heritage of dance.