Investigating, testing and questioning
artistic strategies and practices

PACT Zollverein’s research and development formats offer students, artists, researchers, practitioners and academics from different disciplines diverse chances to involve themselves in temporary working and learning communities and situations. 

Tanzplattform 2018

Dance Platform 2018

The Dance Platform in Germany is a testing ground for artistic tendencies and developments of international note in choreography, dance and performance. The 2018 edition presents outstanding contemporary productions created in the last two years with substantial support from German partners.



IMPACT is a flexible series of exchange orientated events aimed at artists, students, academics and journalists from the fields of dance, theatre and media. In the form of interactive symposiums, the events introduce the different working methods and practices of three artists, or groups of artists.


1/2/8 Research festival

In Spring 2017, PACT launched 1/2/8 a new, central and long-term research and development format with a special focus on the connection between knowledge and actions. The format offers substantial time and space for practices of cooperation between people, objects, space, technology and experimentation.



The symposium with an appetite for discovery is a model that was developed and held for the first time within the framework of tanzplan essen in 2007. Interested parties, experts and the curious actively examine the subject of learning in artistic contexts – playfully, profoundly and without predetermined conclusions.