PROJECTS

Dan Tanson is an award winning freelance director, performer & puppeteer.

His focus lies mainly on music theatre performances for young audiences from 3 to 99 years.

Dan´s creative approach involves following his intuition and developing projects with a personal touch.

Together with the Belgian musician Michel Boulanger, he created in 2003 his own theatre company TRAFFIK THEATER Luxemburg. Since then they have produced together many projects including the awardwinning show WANJA (Junge Ohren Preis 2009).

Other awards: HEROÏCA (Junge Ohren Preis 2014); DRUMBLEBEE (Junge Ohren Preis 2012 – Public Award at YAMA Award 2012 – YEAH! Award 2013); ROCKY ROCCOCO (YEAH ! Young Earopean Award 2011); HERON ASCENDANT RIVIERE (several awards e.g. Coup de Coeur de la Presse)

Regular partners are: Elbphilharmonie Hamburg, Philharmonie Luxembourg, Lucerne Festival, Konzerthaus Wien, Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg, Musica Belgium. Future partners: Konzerthaus Berlin , Pierre Boulez Saal, Berlin.

 

His shows have been played all over Europe, in the U.S.A., in China and North Africa.

 

  • De Josa an d'Zaubergei © Sébastien Grébille
  • D'Zauberdëppen © Sébastien Grébille
  • TERRANOVA © Sébastien Grébille
  • SOMNIA - Wie klingen Träume © Sébastien Grébille
  • DE YOSHI AN D'MELODIE VUM WAND © Sébastien Grébille
  • DEM BIMA SENG BLUMMEN @ Sébastien Grébille
  • BIANCANEVE © Alexandra Lichtenberger
  • Bout'chou - DING DONG, TOKTOKTOK! © Sébastien Grébille
  • Aqualina © Lionel Boyer
  • Karneval der Tiere mit LFO © Priska Ketterer LUCERNE FESTIVAL
  • DE RATEFÄNGER © Sébastien Grébille
  • Bout'chou - DING DONG, TOKTOKTOK! © Sébastien Grébille
  • SOMNIA - Wie klingen Träume © Claudia Höhne
  • DE PABLO AN DEM DON PEDRO SÄI PÄERD © Sébastien Grébille
  • DE FRÄSCHEKINNEK © Anne-Marie Herckes
  • REISE IN EINE NEUE WELT © Sébastien Grébille
  • Peter und der Wolf © Sébastien Grébille
  • SCHNICK - Bout'chou - Philharmonie Luxembourg © Alexandra Lichtenberger
  • BREMER STADTMUSIKANTEN © Sébastien Grébille
  • Goldmädchen © Alexandra Lichtenberger
  • GOUD Babelut Parcours 2017
  • Bremer Stadtmusikanten © Sébastien Grébille
  • Reise in eine Neue Welt © Katrin Bethge
  • GOUD-Babelut Parcours 2017 © (c) Marc Ras
  • DEM GWILAN SENG HARF © Sébastien Grébille
  • Wanja © Sébastien Grébille
  • Ouroboros © Sébastien Grébille
  • De Kapitän Mullebutz a seng Séisswaassermatrousen © Jeanine Unsen
  • Scheherazade © Martin Linster
  • HEROÏCA © Peter Fischli
  • Twee Oude Vrouwtjes © Marion Kahane
  • Karnaval der Tiere © Gilles Rod
  • Rocky Roccoco © Gilles Rod
  • Bout'chou - DING DONG, TOKTOKTOK! © Sébastien Grébille
  • DE KAPITÄN MULLEBUTZ A SENG SEISSWAASSERMATROUSEN © Sébastien Grébille
  • DE PABLO AN DEM DON PEDRO SÄI PÄERD © Sébastien Grébille
  • De Samba, d'Schwein an d'Geheimnis vun der Millen © Sébastien Grébille
  • HEROÏCA © Peter Fischli
  • De Kapitän Mullebutz & Seng Séisswaassermatrousen © Sébastien Grébille
  • Drumblebee © Ugo Ponte
  • Drumblebee © Ugo Ponte
  • Aucassin & Nicolette © Sébastien Grébille
  • BABAR © Patrick Galbats
  • BABAR © Patrick Galbats
  • De Kapitän Mullebutz & Seng Séisswaassermatrousen © Sébastien Grébille
  • Scheherazade © Martin Linster
  • Twee Oude Vrouwtjes © Marion Kahane
  • BABAR © Wiener Konzerthaus
  • Drumblebee
  • Karnaval der Tiere © Gilles Rod
  • Des Kaisers Neue Kleider © Peter Delazer
  • PAKKA ANTILOPEJEEËR © Sébastien Grébille
  • DER PRINZ OHNE SCHWERT / TRAFFIK THEATER Luxembourg © Sébastien Grébille
  • ROTKÄPPCHEN/CHAPERON ROUGE @ Claude Grosch
  • Goldmädchen © Peter Fischli
  • TERRANOVA © Sébastien Grébille
  • Anna Engel © Traffik Theater Luxembourg
  • Jiddesch Mäerecher © Traffik Theater Luxembourg
  • Karnaval der Tiere © Gilles Rod
  • Scheherazade © Martin Linster
  • Rocky Roccoco © Gilles Rod
  • PAKKA ANTILOPEJEEËR © Sébastien Grébille
  • De Samba, d'Schwein an d'Geheimnis vun der Millen © Sébastien Grébille
  • Dem Gwilan Seng Harf © Claude Grosch
    DEM GWILAN SENG HARF © Claude Grosch
  • Youpie...Il neige! Théâtre du Zéphyrin + Agnès Lebourg
  • Goldmädchen © Peter Fischli
  • De Samba, d'Schwein an d'Geheimnis vun der Millen © Sébastien Grébille
  • Goldmädchen © Peter Fischli
  • De Ratefänger © Sébastien Grébille
    De Ratefänger © Sébastien Grébille
  • © John Eckhardt
    REISE IN EINE NEUE WELT, Elbphilharmonie © John Eckhardt
  • © John Eckhardt
    REISE IN EINE NEUE WELT, Elbphilharmonie © John Eckhardt
  • © John Eckhardt
    REISE IN EINE NEUE WELT, Elbphilharmonie © John Eckhardt
  • DER PRINZ OHNE SCHWERT / TRAFFIK THEATER Luxembourg / Musek Erzielt © Sébastien Grébille
  • REISE IN EINE NEUE WELT, Elbphilharmonie © John Eckhardt
  • DER PRINZ OHNE SCHWERT / TRAFFIK THEATER Luxembourg / Musek Erzielt © Sébastien Grébille
  • GOUD-Babelut Parcours 2017 © (c) Marc Faes
  • GOUD-Babelut Parcours 2017 © (c) Marc Faes
  • ECCE HOMO / Zefiro Torna
  • SCHNACK-Bout'chou-Philharmonie Luxembourg © Dan Tanson
  • LE CHEMIN AUX OISEAUX / Cie Annick Pütz
  • MAUSEMÄRCHEN & RIESENGESCHICHTE / Ela Baumann / TRAFFIK THEATER Luxembourg
  • DE GUSTI AN D'MELODIE VUN DER HOFFNUNG / TRAFFIK THEATER Luxembourg
  • DEM KEESER SENG NEI KLEEDER / Sonuss Brass Ensemble / Dan Tanson / Elisabeth Naske /
  • LES ENFANTS IDIOTS / Cie de l'Arbre Rouge
  • TE ROS / Zefiro Torna
  • HERON ASCENDANT RIVIERE / Cie de l'Arbre Rouge
  • DRUMBLEBEE © Sébastien Grébille
  • AQUALINA © Sébastien Grébille
  • DEM BIMA SENG BLUMMEN @ Sébastien Grébille

 

A selection of projects he has worked on:

 

SOMNIA, WIE KLINGEN TRÄUME – Elbphilharmonie Hamburg / ENSEMBLE RESONANZ – 2019 (direction)

BIANCANEVE – Bout’chou Series – Philharmonie Luxembourg – 2019 (direction)

TERRANOVA – Bout’chou Series – Philharmonie Luxembourg – 2019 (direction)

AQUALINA – Bout’chou Series – Philharmonie Luxembourg – 2018 (direction)

BABELUT PARCOURS GOUD – Musica/TRAFFIK THEATER Luxembourg – 2018 (direction)

DEM BIMA SENG BLUMMEN – MUSEK ERZIELT Series – Philharmonie Luxembourg – 2019 (direction)

DE YOSHI AN D’MUSEK VUM WAND – MUSEK ERZIELT Series  – Philharmonie Luxembourg – 2018 (direction)

SCHNICK – Bout’chou Series – Philharmonie Luxembourg – 2017 (direction)

SCHNACK – Bout’chou Series – Philharmonie Luxembourg – 2018 (direction)

REISE IN EINE NEUE WELT – Elbphilharmonie Hamburg / ENSEMBLE RESONANZ – 2017 (direction)

DE PRËNZ OUNI SCHWÄERT – MUSEK ERZIELT Series – TRAFFIK THEATER Luxembourg – 2017 (direction)

DEM GWILAN SENG HARF – MUSEK ERZIELT Series  – TRAFFIK THEATER Luxembourg – 2016 (direction)

GOLDMÄDCHEN – Lucerne Festival/TRAFFIK THEATER Luxembourg – 2016 (direction)

DE SAMBA, d’SCHWEIN AN d’GEHEIMNIS VUN DER MILLEN – MUSEK ERZIELT Series  – Philharmonie Luxembourg/TRAFFIK THEATER Luxembourg – 2016 (direction)

PAKKA ANTILOPEJEEËR– MUSEK ERZIELT Series  – Philharmonie Luxembourg/TRAFFIK THEATER Luxembourg – 2016 (direction)

DE KAPITÄN MULLEBUTZ A SENG SEISSWAASSERMATROUSEN – Chantier Mobile asbl – 2015 (direction, performer)

HEROÏCA – Lucerne Festival Young Performance – 2014  (direction)

BABAR – TRAFFIK THEATER Luxembourg – 2014 (performer)

VOLO – CarréRotondes – 2014 (direction)

ZIRKUS SARDAM – collectif DADOFONIC – 2014 (performer)

DRUMBLEBEE – Quatuor Beat – 2013 (direction)

SCHEHERAZADE – Betsy Dentzer + Nova Ensemble – 2013  (direction)

DER WEG MIT DEN VÖGELN – Annick Pütz & Cie – 2011 (performer)

ROCKY ROCCOCO – Sonus Brass Ensemble – 2010 (direction)

MAUSEMÄRCHEN UND RIESENGESCHICHTE – TRAFFIK THEATER Luxembourg – 2010 (illustrator)

KARNAVAL DER TIERE – OPL + TRAFFIK THEATER Luxembourg – 2009 (performer)

WANJA – TRAFFIK THEATER Luxembourg – 2008 (performer)

PETER UND DER WOLF – OPL + TRAFFIK THEATER Luxembourg – 2006 (performer)

DE RODE DRAAK – Theater De Spiegel – 2004 (performer)

 

Staged concerts:

ECCE HOMO – Zefiro Torna – 2012 – video link here (direction)

MEZZOTRAGISCH – Sonus Brass – 2014 – video link here  (direction)