In 1975, the T. L. was assigned to the GDR Academy of Arts as a branch office; since 1993, it has existed as a non-profit association and is primarily dedicated to dance studies. Dance history is to be kept alive and negotiated in ever new contemporary contexts. The T. L. maintains its own series of events on dance studies topics (every Wednesday), publishes its own series of publications, the “Documenta Choreologica”, and holds conferences and exhibitions.
The collection has, among other things, more than 10,000 publications, including 80 periodicals, as well as more than 5,000 visual and audio media. The reference library is open all year round to anyone interested.