Some call Germany the engine of Europe. North Rhine-Westphalia is that for the contemporary dance scene. The Tanzmesse, hosted every two years in Dusseldorf is a gigantic international conference. Tanzhaus nrw is a hugely successful dancehouse and Köln is a city with a booming independent dance scene. Sipping coffee, tea and wine… I mean having insightful conversations with, Douglas Bateman from MD Kollektiv, choreographer Sabina Perry and Stefan Schwartz from Tanzhaus nrw taught me a lot. Read the interviews to find out what.