Kylián Foundation was initiated and established in 1988.
Its original name was “Kylián Choreographic Archive”, with 
the intention to organize and maintain Jiří Kylián’s work. 
From the beginning its task was to protect original choreography, 
to make contact with artists in countries with different political, 
social, religious beliefs or cultural structures, and to support 
innovative artistic creation in general. The Kylián Foundation 
sporadically funds projects by individual artists in the field of 
dance but also in other forms of art. The Kylián Foundation 
supports the Kylián Fund Prague on a yearly basis.

In 2008, the Foundation set up Kylián Productions BV which now 
forms the commercial entity to the Foundation. Under the auspices 
of the Foundation, Kylián Productions BV ensures the highest 
possible quality whenever a work by Jiří Kylián is reproduced by 
different ballet companies around the world. All components of these 
collaborations are given the same importance and are protected with 
equal care by ensuring excellent artistic and technical integrity. 

Kylian Productions BV monitors all commercial activities related 
to Jiří Kylián’s oeuvre as a whole and is the main producer of his 
new works (dance, film, photo).