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: Philharmonie Luxembourg, Lucerne Festival, Konzerthaus Wien, Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg. Future partners: Musica Belgium.
His shows have been played all over Europe, in the U.S.A., in China and North Africa.
A selection of projects he has worked on:
REISE IN EINE NEUE WELT – Elbphilharmonie Hamburg / ENSEMBLE RESONANZ – 2017 (direction)
DE PRËNZ OUNI SCHWÄERT – TRAFFIK THEATER Luxembourg – 2017 (direction)
DEM GWILAN SENG HARF – TRAFFIK THEATER Luxembourg – 2016 (direction)
GOLDMÄDCHEN – Lucerne Festival/Musica/TRAFFIK THEATER Luxembourg – 2016 (direction)
DE SAMBA, d’SCHWEIN AN d’GEHEIMNIS VUN DER MILLEN – TRAFFIK THEATER Luxembourg – 2016 (direction)
PAKKA ANTILOPEJEEËR – 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)