In addition to the workshops and performances the symposium sets a theoretical framework at TANZWERKSTATT EUROPA in which well-known scientists and theoreticians address questions about artistic practice in choreographic art. In lectures, workshops and discussions, questions about theories, concepts or aesthetics in contemporary dance are raised and investigated. The format is directed at professional dance and theater practitioners as well as researchers, critics, students and a general public. Its objective is to introduce an interested public to differentiated theoretical questions in open and free lectures and to sensitize the audience for approaches to contemporary dance.