Dance Theatre Ljubljana (Plesni teater Ljubljana or PTL) was established in 1984 and it laid the foundation for contemporary dance in Slovenia. It is a is a small but artistically exciting contemporary dance theatre. Its programme of productions, put together by an artistic board consisting of both long-established and young artists, is orientated towards innovation and experimentation. Its productions are staged in collaboration with choreographers from home and abroad, many of them recipients of national and international dance awards.