Thank you for the Braswell Arts Center

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…

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Migros Kulturprozent Talentwettbewerbs

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.

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International Conference of JURA

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.

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Dance Lab 8

I had the honor of choreographing for the Ballett Basel “Dancelab”. This was my second time doing this production and it was great! Here is a video by current dancer and “Inside Ballet Theater Basel” team member, Rubén Bañol Herrera:

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Armando in Migros Magazine!!!

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.

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Open Doors during Art Basel

June 15th -18th 2017 // 12:00 bis 20 Uhr — At the Braswell Arts Center (Austrasse 19, CH -4051 Basel)

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Ballett Dienstag Summer Workshops

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: admin@braswellartscenter.com or use the provided online form below. ON SUNDAY JULY 2nd – ALL CLASSES FREE

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Braswell Arts Center

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

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Theater Basel Advents Calendar

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

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Collaboration with Ballet Theater Basel

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.

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Teaching Modern Jazz at LUCA Tanzprojekte in Stuttgart

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)

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Armando speaks with Tomer Heymann in Basel!

I am honored to be speaking with the director of Mr. GAGA at the Kult kino ion Basel!. After a sneak peak of his latest film about Ohad Naharin and his GAGA technique, I will moderate a public interview. What do YOU want to know?

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NEW Director of Guild Greene Gallery in NYC

GREAT NEWS: I have been appointed GALLERY DIRECTOR of Guild Greene Gallery!!! So cool! Here is the blurb from Facebook: Armando Braswell is from Brooklyn, NYC. He earned his Bachelors of Fine Arts…

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Armando returns to the DANCE ALPS FESTIVAL

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/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DanceAlpFestival/

 

 

Armando teaching at The Playground NYC!!!

I am so honored to be teaching at THE PLAYGROUND NYC!!!I I have always admired this series, and now I get to be a part of it! Come and play 🙂 July 26th 12pm – 2pm @ Gibney Dance: 280 Broadway Limited space available. 1 day only!

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Armando teaching at MIGROS KULTUR PROZENT

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

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New creation for Dance&Music Gala 5 in Stuttgart

This year I will present my new duet UNDONE, at the 5th Dance&Music gala in Stuttgart! Thank you to Beate for always supporting my work! DON’T MISS IT! UNDONE by Armando Braswell

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Ballett Dienstag is OFFICIAL!!!

I am sooooo proud to announce that Ballett Dienstag is officially a registered business in Basel!!! ALSO: We have expanded Ballett Dienstag to include NEW STUDIOS for the Tuesday classes and exciting guest teachers for all the classes.

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Armando dancing Ballet 101 in Basel!

I will be performing at the CLINAM SUMMIT, The Conference and Exhibition European & Global Summit for Cutting-Edge Medicine, on Monday, June 27 in Basel.
Ballet 101

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CARTA BLANCA DANCE

Sooooooo happy to announce that I will be dancing with Carta Blanca Dance in Basel in June and July!!! I am very honored to be a part of Jorge Garcia Pérez’s latest creation, “Swipe,Swipe”… DON’T MISS IT!

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Armando featured in Dance For You Magazine

Check out my interview in Dance For You Magazine speaking about my fascination with writing about dance, and my self started online arts journal called “Interview En L’air”.

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New writers join Interview En L’air

Interview has added 30 new contributors! That means new fresh content for all creative minds alike. Please check out the about page, to find out more about the new team! http://www.interviewenlair.com/about/

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NOMAD Hotel performance

Check us out performing at the NOMAD hotel opening in Basel. It was a great evening. A beautiful space. Thank you to Andrea for bringing me along.

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Armando in Korea!!!

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

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Ballett Dienstag

Basel’s popular adult ballet class is back! NOW OFFERING TWO CLASSES! The next session of Ballett Dienstag with Armando Braswell begins January 5th 2016. REGISTRATION IS OPEN. Introducing a NEW beginner class. (Recommended for the absolute beginner.)

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Klima Allianz – Denn Ich Liebe

Check me out in the new WWF advertisement for Klima Allianz Switzerland! it is really well done! I appear after about a minute in our beautiful dance studio. I think it is no surprise what I love…..Thank you Simon for another great opportunity!

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OperAvenir movement coach

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.

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Teaching at the Dance Alps Festival in Austria

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-
geladene Kombinationen.

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Hatch House 2015 Gala

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!

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Teaching for Migros kulturprozent in Zurich

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.

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My TED Talk is here

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 🙂

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On stage at the Juilliard-Nord Anglia Education Performing Arts Programme Event.

“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.

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HUEMAN – premiere at Colours Dance Festival

HUEMAN, combines dance, music, film and technology to create a new interactive video-installation. “Colors, like features, follow the changes of the emotions.” -Pablo Picasso

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Performance at Munsterplatz

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.

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Premiere at world Expo in Milan 2015

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

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Armando gives a TED Talk!

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

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Interviewenlair.com is here!

INTERVIEWENLAIR.COM is finally published with major improvements including: EASY Navigation – Now you can go straight to the interviews you want to see with sections such as dancers, photography, music, choreographers and many more.

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Real Talk is here!

My Column Real Talk with Armando Braswell is LIVE!!! I am sooo happy. Get your issue of DANCE FOR YOU magazine and tell me what you think!

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New commission for BTB

Great news! Soon I start work on a new choreography for Ballettschule Theater Basel. It is a commissioned work & will be premiered in Milan, Italy at the World Expo in the Swiss Pavilion on May 22nd & 23rd. I cant wait to get started!

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Armando featured in the Basler Zeitung Newspaper

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.

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Die Liebe kann tanzen

“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.

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“Real Talk” with Armando Braswell

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!!!

Are there any questions you would like to see?

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Alumni Profile with Armando Braswell

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…

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Dance Talks – Ballett Basel

Dance Talks is the NEW program at the Basel Ballett. If you are in Basel, Come and see us dance!

For more info click here: Dance Talks
#POSTERSIGHTINGSERIES

If you see a poster, take a picture, post it with this hashtag.

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HEART – A Kinetic Sculpture… in Basel!!!

After a great run in Stuttgart, I am very happy to announce that we will be showing our Installation (actually a kinetic sculpture) HEART in Basel! If you are in town, don’t miss it!

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“Pas- varotti”@ Kulturrevier Harz e.V.

“Pas- varotti” in open air!!! August 23rd 2014 @ The Kulturrevier Harz e.V. — Tanner Schulstr. 2 — 38875 Oberharz am Brocken at the Benneckenstein Wald Buhne

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Heart @ Outer Rim Stuttgart e.V.

Armando Braswell, Joachim Riederer, Philip Kannicht and Dr. Permi Jhooti present their interactive Video and Sound Installation “HEART” in Stuttgart. July 26. + 27 at 8pm (Free entry) @ Outer Rim Stuttgart e.V. // Bebelstraße 70 // 70193 Stuttgart.

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“Pas-varotti” premiere at Noverre Society

I am happy to announce that I will be presenting a new duet called “Pas-varotti” at the Noverre Society Evening. Amazing set + good music + great dancers! Get your tickets as fast as you can!

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MERCEDES-BENZ FASHION WEEK BERLIN

I am performing in Berlin! A runway show: Designer Ulrich Schulte found his love for fashion early in his life and spent his pre-study time in London to gain experiences in tailoring. Later, he studied fashion design at the FH Hannover. Since 2008, Ulrich Schulte works as Head Designer for RIANI and describes his work there as his big love.

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Happy Birthday Interview En L’air!

One year ago today I published my first Interview. I am humbled by this whole experience. I am so happy and proud of we have made… And I am just getting started!

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