On 16 and 17 October 2021 TRAFFIK THEATER will bring its children’s show Babar, der kleine Elefant back to the Wiener Konzerhaus with the support of Kultur|lx.

More than 80 years after the first edition of this book, BABAR inspires young and old with its poetry and the power of the unique music composed by Francis Poulenc between 1940 and 1945. Using Chinese shadow theatre, Dan Tanson tells the famous Story of Babar, the little elephant, and invites fans of slightly older tales on a sonic journey full of poetry and suspense.

Lynn Orazi, piano
Christophe Morisset, acting and shadow
Dan Tanson Erzähler, storytelling, acting and shadow
Christophe Morisset, concept and set design
Dan Tanson, concept
Jean-Lou Caglar lights

The Wiener Konzerthaus is one of the most important institutions in international musical life. Together with the State Opera and the Musikverein, it forms the prominent triad that establishes Vienna’s worldwide reputation as a leading music metropolis.


Kultur | lx – Arts Council Luxembourg, in collaboration with the Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg and TROIS C-L – Centre de Création Chorégraphique Luxembourgeois, is offering an artistic team based in Luxembourg a choreographic residency at La Chapelle, Annonay, to accompany it in the final steps of its creation. La Chapelle is under the joint direction of choreographers Abou Lagraa & Nawal Lagraa Aït-Benalla.

Following a call for applications, the selection jury, composed of Bernard Baumgarten (TROIS C-L), Jérôme Konen (Kinneksbond Mamer), Tom Leick-Burns (Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg) and Léa Tirabasso (choreographer and 2021 laureate of the residency), unanimously decided to grant the residency to Tania Soubry for her project DJ Whimsy or what will the climate be like?

Tania Soubry is a transdisciplinary artist, dancer, performer and choreographer, working with the body, atmospheres, text and sound. Her practice and work investigate the possibility a poetic re-enchantment of the world through sensuousness, humor and solidarity, following tensions, curiosities and desires. Preoccupied with regeneration on an individual, social and global level, she uses fictive imagination to deal with the present and create possibilities, considering the links between the economic, political, socio-cultural, ecological, spiritual and psychological. She is based in Luxembourg and London.

The laureate will benefit from a specific accompaniment offering financial support as well as networking around a choreographic creation project. She will be welcomed for a 4-week creative residency at the Chapelle Sainte-Marie and then for a 2-week technical residency at the Théâtre des Cordeliers in Annonay.

The residency, which will take place in autumn 2022, will be an integral part of the Annonay Rhône Agglo En Scènes season and the resulting choreography will be previewed at the Théâtre des Cordeliers in Annonay.

The creation co-produced by the Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg will also be an integral part of the latter’s 2022/2023 programme and will be presented there as a sneak preview.

Details of the call for applications: https://www.kulturlx.lu/support/residence-choregraphique-de-fin-decreation-a-annonay-f-2/

Each year, Criss Cross Europe brings together 6 promising young jazz and impro musicians from 6 European countries to form a pan-European band. During the residency period, these musicians work together, guided by experts and an artistic coach – a flag-bearer of the European jazz scene. The residencies are concluded by a concert tour that takes the band to prominent venues and festivals in – minimally – the 6 countries involved in the project. Throughout the residencies, the partners meet to investigate the ingredients that help build international music careers.

In 2021, the residency will be conducted by the exceptional drummer Jim Black, and the Luxembourgish participant in this adventure will be Michel Meis.

After the residency in October, the group will go on tour for about ten dates in Estonia, Scotland, Belgium, the Netherlands and of course in Luxembourg in the partner venue opderschmelz!

Tour plan:
Friday 15 October 2021: Premiere @ JAZZCLUB NO99 – Tallinn – EE
Wednesday 20 October 2021: opderschmelz – Dudelange – LU
Thursday 21 October 2021: Utrecht Tivoli – NL
Friday 22 October 2021: Lantarenvenster – Rotterdam – NL
Saturday 23 October 2021: Paradox – Tilburg – NL
Wednesday 8 December 2021: Muziekcentrum De Bijloke – Gent – BE
Thursday 9 December 2021: TBD – Ireland – UK
Friday 10 December 2021: Jazz Bar – Edinburgh – UK