Talks before or after a performance as well as in self-contained events offer the possibility of sharing the experience with others, to pose questions and, in doing so, of gaining a deeper and more enduring understanding of topics, concerns and the distinctiveness of contemporary dance. Apart from the talks presented by tanzhaus nrw staff, the "It’s Your Turn!" format, developed and guided by Cologne-based choreographer Stephanie Thiersch, turned out to be a favourite for starting small-group conversation. The talks are conducted in German and/ or English. The open seminar "Academies on the Move", hosted by tanzhaus nrw in collaboration with junior professor Maren Butte, Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf, and Professor Francesca Raimondi, Arts Academy of the City of Düsseldorf, provides students and other interested parties with the opportunity to think about theoretical points of contact in dance and practical approaches towards artistic positions in an open exchange format.