Dan Koop is an Artist and Producer. Creatively, he makes performance works in unusual and public spaces that engage audiences to become participants. Professionally, he has worked for contemporary multi-artform venues and festivals. Danʼs performances occur diverse places like launderettes, a caravan and a pimped out shopping trolley. At the 2012 Next Wave Festival Dan and collaborators premiered The Stream / The Boat / The Shore / The Bridge, a live public artwork along and across the Yarra River. In 2010-11 Danʼs solo work Wish We Where Here invited participants to re-connect with the people living in their own city by playing delivery boy, hand delivering messages with special instructions in Brisbane, Sydney and Launceston.
Dan has been commissioned to present a work in Arts Houseʼs 2014 Going Nowhere festival, with collaborator Andy Field (UK). In the UK Dan has presented works with the Live Art Development Agency, Glastonbury Festival and at Edinburgh Fringe. In 2012 Dan completed a Masters of Arts (Public Space) at RMIT University. Currently, he is Producer for Theatre Worksʼ Encounter(s) program of intimate performances in various spaces around St Kilda. Previously, Dan has worked in Programming teams at Sydney Festival, Brisbane Powerhouse and BAC (London).