Hellerau was born in the early twentieth century to accommodate a homogeneous community, demanding a life characterized by harmony and research for balance. It was the expression of a renewed energy that attracted many dancers, artists and visionaries of the time.
Built starting from the idea of the English "Garden City", it becomes a very important center for dance, before used as a gym by both the Nazis and the Red Army.
After '89 the place had been abandoned, then used for various performance groups from around the world as special location. The restoration of Hellerau started in 2002 has finally rebalanced the history of this place, returned to host art events and considered as a source of inspiration for architecture, modern dance and modern forms of design.