In Utrecht the festival started off in Het Huis Utrecht. Choreographer Fernando Belfiore explained his choices in themes, objects and decor to Scenography students. During the crowded first edition of Dance Dialogue Live by Domein voor Kunstkritiek, Theatermaker and Dans Magazine, cultural journalists, dramatuges and makers discussed contemporary ways of writing about dance. During the evening programmes people were touched by the performances by a.o. Jasper van Luijk and Loïc Perela, after which an excange of thoughts took place during the drinks and talks at the bar of Theatre Kikker.