Der New Yorker Armando Braswell hat eine spannende, aber auch tragische Lebensgeschichte. Seine Mutter stirbt früh, der Vater ist drogenabhängig. Den armen Verhältnissen in New York entkommt er nur dank seinem Hobby, dem Tanzen. Heute lebt er in Basel – und gehört zum Ballett-Ensemble des Theater Basel.
This year I returned to the Dance Alps Festival in Austria. It was so nice to be back with those passionate dancers. It was a great experience. This year I had the honor of working with Mallorcan artists MAGNETIKA while I was there. It was such an experience…. look out for our next collaboration in Basel! Here is some more information on the work:
Hello Everyone! I just wanted to pop in and say again, Thank you to all of the donors for your donations and support. We have raised over 35,000CHF in 15 days and that is incredible. So many people have stepped up to support our campaign for our new dance floor and we are very grateful. After a small waiting period, the dance floor finally arrived yesterday. And it looks great…
Nice to be back at the Zurich Opera House for the Migros Kulturprozent Talentwettbewerbs. I know I say this every year, but… the kids are getting better and better. It was nice to see some familiar faces and some new ones also. Thank you to Richard Wherlock and the Migros team for having me. Photographer Miriam Elias documented the competition beautifully.
This year I had the pleasure of working with Amanda Bennet and the Ballet School Theater Basel for another great production. This year I choreographed a performance for the “International Conference of JURA. There were about 400 participants representing 73 countries. The dancers were fantastic! A good group.
Ballettänzer Armando Braswell hat es dank Begabung und Durchhaltewillen aus der Armut geschafft. Heute tanzt er als Solist am Theater Basel. Seine Kindheit in Brooklyn hat er nicht vergessen und unterstützt sozial benachteiligte Kinder. Zwei Videos zeigen ihn als Ballet- und Jazztanz-Lehrer.
International dance workshop in Basel. Featuring quality guest teachers from all over the world. Ballet Dienstag Summer Workshops. June 26 – July 2, 2017 @BRASWELL ARTS CENTER – Austrasse 19, CH4051 Basel — For all levels and all body types 210CHF – pro 6 class subscription — Sign up: firstname.lastname@example.org or use the provided online form below. ON SUNDAY JULY 2nd – ALL CLASSES FREE
Offering free social programs for young artists and free performances for the public. Creating a space for professional innovation for all artists and building a stronger public relationship with art. How you can help: https://wemakeit.com/projects/the-braswell-arts-center
My choreography was chosen to be shown at the Theater Basel Advents Calendar!
“UNDONE” — Year: 2016 — Music: Tsat een meskin: Stat in meskin, by Ensemble Villanella
String Quartet in D Major, Op. 64, No. 5, “Lark”: Finale: Vivace, by Kodaly Quartet
Phantasy Quintet: Alla Sarabanda – Lento, by Garfield Jackson
Dancers: Lydia Caruso, Jorge Garcia Perez. — Costumes: Jessica Kube
I am so happy to announce that I will am collaborating with Ballet Theater Basel and staff and Theater Basel communications department to create a NEW blog called Inside Ballet Theater Basel – Introducing a new creative blog by Armando Braswell about the life of Ballet Theater Basel.
I will be teaching MODERN JAZZ at the LUCA Tanzworkshops in Stuttgart! SAMSTAG 19. November 2016. I am looking forward to seeing my Stuttgart peeps! Let’s Dance! 12:15-13:45 Uhr–Modern Jazz Armando Braswell (M/F) 14:00-15:30 Uhr — Modern Jazz Armando Braswell (A/M)
I am back! I will be teaching Modern Jazz at the Dance Alps Festival in Austria. Last year we had a blast! This year I will bring new combos and lots of energy!
Are you ready?
More information: http://dance-alps.com/
I’m Back 🙂 I will be teaching again at this years Migros Kultur Prozent Scholarship audition. I was so impressed with the scholarship candidates last year! It is really a pleasure to come again and work with the new crop of Switzerland’s young and talented dancers. Check out some cool photos form LAST YEAR below from: Miriam Elias FOTOGRAFIE
Ballet Basel went to South Korea and it was AMAZING!!! Here are all of the pictures from my adventures: From the perspective of my selfie stick… Thank you everyone for a great experience 🙂 PLEASE Help me tag everyone!!!! Posted by Armando Braswell on Sunday, October 25, 2015
I am happy to announce that this year I am the new movement coach for the OperAvenir – The Opera studio at Theater Basel. I hope to help these young singers gain a greater awareness of their body and also improve strength, balance and flexibility. It is amazing to work with these talented singers, they are eager to learn… fresh energy.
Solotänzer an der Metropolitan Opera New York, Staatstheater München, Gründungsmitglied von Gauthier Dance,
derzeit Solist beim Basler Ballett, dem jedoch auch ein hervorragender Ruf als feinsinniger Dozent vorauseilt. Sein
Warm Up besteht aus einem Mix aus Graham und Limon-Technik und geht über in raumübergreifende energie-
My piece In Passage will be presented at the Hatch House 2015 gala in England. Already SOLD OUT both nights!!!! Maybe they will add a third? Carlos Acosta will be the performer of honor! You think he will watch my piece ?? 🙂 Danced by the two lovely dancers Lydia Caruso and Anthony Ramiandrisoa from Ballett Basel. They worked so hard and they look amazing!
This year I was invited to teach the modern dance training for the Migros Kulturprozent Tanz competition at the Zurich Operahaus. There was a lot of good students this year… it will be a hard decision. Check out the cool photos from Miriam Elias.
MY TED TALK IS HERE!!! It is not easy for me to post this… but I think it is important. A big thank you to Philip Kannicht and Bruno Raco for there amazing original composition. Thank you to Jonathan Alsberry for working my solo and coaching me. We worked quite well together and he gave the solo life. Thank you Lisa Braswell for helping me remember my life and for your passionate work on my text. Thank you to Jennifer Chough and the whole TEDxBasel team for the opportunity. Thank you to Theater Basel for your support. PLEASE SHARE THIS VIDEO 🙂
“Amazing, exciting, wonderful, moving – these were some of the words used by the audience to describe Friday night’s Julliard-Nord Anglia Performing Arts programme event. We look forward to many more wonderful events in the future as the programme develops.” – La Cote International School Facebook Page.
Come and see my latest creation for the Basel Mission at a beautiful open air stage in Munsterplatz!!! From 8 to 14 June 2015 Mission celebrates 21 birthday of its Basel Mission with guests and contributions from four continents. The highlight of the anniversary week is a major international festival on Sunday, June 14 at the Münsterplatz in Basel. A varied program with music, market stalls, culinary delights and a child-friendly program to make the festival an experience for the whole family.
My new piece “Excuse” premiered at the Swiss Pavilion in Milan World Expo! What a great opportunity! They rocked it!!!! 🙂 In EXCUSÉ, the choreographer Armando Braswell draws his inspiration from his Swiss environment and transforms it into dancing motion. Featuring eight students from the professional class of the Ballettschule Theater Basel. Swiss pavilion stage from 22-23.May.2015
In a surprising twist, I am so excited to announce that I will participating in TED X Basel 2015! My topic “See more for yourself” is very close to my heart… I feel so honored to be a part of such a great event. Don’t miss it! This years talks will be held at the Basel natural history museum on May 9th 2015. For more information please check out: www.tedxbasel.com
Armando Braswell dances his third season at the Theater Basel – and is excited about the new home. His kids will love the Zolli. And the Autumn Fair, the many treats – or ride on the carousel. The proximity of the Rhine. And the playgrounds in the park.
“Special attention is given to the exceptional dancer Armando Braswell. A tremendous jumper, athletic and expressive, he pulls out all the stops of his art again.” Read the full review. Come see Ballett Basel in “Die Liebe kann tanzen” a new evening length by amazing German choreographer, Stephan Thoss. It was an absolute pleasure to work with Stephan Thoss. He is a true artist. His passion is incredible. He pushed us to new heights. The company looks beautiful.
A new interview series in collaboration with Dance For You magazine. When someone is being interviewed, they always put their best face forward. “Real Talk” is designed to help young dancers and professionals by providing them with the whole truth about the problems faced by artists…on stage and off. Check it out starting in January in Dance For You Magazine!!!
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Currently, I am a soloist with the Ballet Basel in Switzerland and creator of Interview En L’air, a new online artists interview series. On a typical work day, I wake up at around 7:30 a.m. My two young sons make sure of that. The mornings can be stressful when the kids are on their way to school, but let’s just say I’ve grown to love the chaos…