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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Faculty at Ballettschule Theater Basel

It is official. After a bit of guest teaching last year, I am happy to announce this year I will join the modern faculty at the Ballettschule Theater Basel.

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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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Luca Tanzworkshop in Stuttgart

I am teaching In Stuttgart! Luca tanz workshops–Location: Probebühne des Theaterhauses Stuttgart Löwentorstr. 66-70 Gebäude 6a+6, Löwentorbogen, 70376 Stuttgart.

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“Divertissement” a new duet by Armando Braswell

Divertissement is my new piece for the DanceLab 6 program at Theater Basel. It is a quirky Pas de duex about distraction with a great music! Premiere June 6th!

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Armando as Blaubart

UPDATE – May 13, 2014: I will be dancing ALL performances of Blaubarts Geheimnis at Theater Basel. see post for more details.

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Teaching at Tanz Frankfurt

Armando is teaching at the Tanz Frankfurt Spring workshop series. 24 -25th of May 2014. Modern Jazz.

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Dance and Music Gala 4

My new piece, “Housed”, premiered at the Dance and Music Gala 4 in Theaterhaus Stuttgart. It was a success! Check out the photos and critics!

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UPDATE: Heart. An interactive video and sound installation

A photo gallery of photos from the premiere of our knetic sculpture in at the Kunst im Klub Festival 2013 in Stuttgart. Heart. An interactive video and sound installation by Armando Braswell, Joachim Riederer, Philip Kannicht and Dr. Permi Jhooti.

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Donate to Interview En L’air

I was fortunate enough to have many people in my life who helped me keep moving forward. They believed in me. This series is dedicated to all my “angels” who have helped me through those years. They have helped to shape the man I am today. I am not rich or famous, but I am living my dream and I am happy.

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Childrens workshop in Zug!

Richard Wherlock and I taught two days of workshops in Zug. I had a great time teaching these kids to move! They were a great, focused group. Good work guys!!!

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Tanz Workshop in Luzern

Come and Dance with me!

Modern Jazz workshop – Friday, December 27, 2013 / 8 – 9:30 @ crql Luzern. 

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On stage in Stuttgart! “Housed” Premiere

It has been over a year since I have been back in Stuttgart. The time has come! Don’t miss the premiere of my new piece entitled “Housed” at the Dance & Music 4 Gala. A charity event for the benefit of the Olgäle Foundation for sick children.(Olgäle Stiftung für das kranke Kind e.V.) It will be nice to dance on that stage again!

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Eliane Müller Music Video

Eliane Müller is season two’s winner of the popular television show “Die grössten Schweizer Talente” Which is the Swiss version of the British casting show, “Britain’s Got Talent”.

I was lucky enough to choreograph and dance in the video!

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Heart. a new interactive video and sound installation.

For Heart to function, one viewer must offer their own. Exposure of the often hidden relationship between viewer and performer reminds us that, as in life, we are affecting the experience of those around us, however we choose to engage or disengage. Passivity is not an option.

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Armando performs on SYTYCD Ukraine

A solo performance

My latest appearance on SYTYCD Ukraine. This time as a dancer…  I choreographed this piece just for the show. My 5th premiere in Ukraine. The music is Nat King Cole singing ” Nature Boy”. It was a cool experience… the cameras moving around you… next time I create, I will think differently… very inspiring.

Pacemaker//Emotion a – kinetic video and sound-installation

PACEMAKER // EMOTION – kinetic video and sound installation with Joachim M. Riederer, Armando Braswell and Phillip Kannicht.

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First season at the Basel Ballet begins

My new job in Basel , Switzerland with the Basel Ballet. check out more info here …

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Armando teaching at the LUCA Tanzworkshops

LUCA Tanzprojekte presented a dance workshop series at the Produktion Zentrum in Stuttgart. The workshop offered two levels of Modern/Jazz class ( taught by me ) and two levels of Contemporary class taught by Michéle Swennen. Those who still had energy left were encouraged to take part in the choreography workshop also taught by Michéle.

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Choreographing for So You Think You Can Dance Ukraine

What is Armando doing in Kiev, Ukraine???? Choreographing for television ….. I love it. The dancers are passionate and intelligent. This experience has given me a lot to think about.

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AIDS Gala in Pforzheim 2012

It was a great evening in Pforzheim. Super organized, lots of chocolate :), and lots of interesting ballets. A GREAT group of dancers. It was a great success.
It was nice to see old friends Salome Martins, and Ihsan Rustem tearing up the stage!!! I was blown away by their smooth, clean, and dynamic quality. A great duet by Patrick Delcroix. It was nice to see them dance again. Shout out to Katja Wünsche…. beautiful as always with a new solo by Marco Goecke. Garazi Perez Oloriz was AMAZING… I have seen this “Hissstory” Pas by Eric Gauthier many times….. I am always amazed at her virtuosity. Thank you to James Sutherland and Ballet Pforzhiem for having us.

Randy B. I danced for you.

AIDS Gala in Pforzheim 2012/news  armandobraswell.com

Eric Gauthier and Friends Gala

It was a great two nights in Waiblingen! Eric Gauthier and Friends was a huge success. A two day gala, with not only great dance, but also interviews with the directors of each group. So nice to be around so many great dancers and see the different styles of the companies. At the end, the directors got on stage and danced Bollywood style with us!!!

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OUT OF THE BOX III

Featuring 9 NEW ballets made by Gauthier Dance, for Gauthier Dance… including TWO ballets by yours truly.

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Summer workshops in NYC

When I go home to New York, I always try to do a little bit of everything. I took some classes, saw a show or two, watched some rehearsals, and taught a few workshops. This year I visited Dance Works Dance Center and the New York City Performing Arts Centre. It is always nice to go home and see my friends doing big things. Fallon Preziotti and Christopher Recchia are definitely two of them.

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Kunst im Klub

On July 30th, 2011 Phillip Kannicht and I presented “On The Run” a sound installation and improv in Club Zollamt Stuttgart. Presented by Outerim, it was a big success!

Joachim Reiderer – Dancers Feet

Check out the latest project from Joachim Manuel Riederer- Photographer. I was a part of his latest work, “Dancer’s Feet” where he scanned my feet…. with a flat bed Scanner. Not so easy to do, but the effect is cool! Go here for the full project: http://www.joachim-riederer.de/blog/?page_id=343

Audience Workshop in Baden Baden

 I taught an audience workshop at the Festspielhaus Baden Baden. It was the premiere of Sao Paulo Companhia de Danca. it was a great performance.
 I warmed up the audience for them of course….
An hour before the performance, I talked to hundreds of eager audience members about the difference between Modern and Classical dance. we created a little dance live for them, with movements they suggested, it was fun. By the end, the whole audience was dancing in their seats…. Literally. It was beautiful to watch.

Ready To Dance Project

I had the chance to work with a group of young people from two youth houses in Stuttgart.  Together we put on a performance in Theaterhaus called Ready To Dance! Here is a cool video explaining the project and process. It was a lot of work, but also a lot of fun.

Threesome 3D

 It’s not what you think people…
In a special collaboration, Threesome by Eric Gauthier was filmed in 3D. An amazing experience.
Director Niko Vialkowitsch gave a talk on the making-of, at FMX – Conference on Animation, Effects, Games and Interactive Media, a partner event of the Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film. I was there to give my special perspective……. The film did well. We even played as a trailer before “Pina” in some German theaters!  Click the photo for more info.

Joachim Riederer “Dancer Portraits”

Teaching @ The NEW YORK CITY DANCE SCHOOL

Teaching @ The NEW YORK CITY DANCE SCHOOL/news  armandobraswell.comI am teaching Jazz Dance every monday at the NYCDS in Stuttgart! My class is Jazz with a Contemporary vibe…. ALL are welcome to come and dance with me. Click the photo below for more info.

Monday nights !!!

Intermediate: 6:30pm – 8:00pm
Beginner : 8:15 – 9:45

Armando Interviewed on The Winger.com

” My second interview will bring you to the wonderful world of Armando Braswell, current member of Gauthier Dance, in Stuttgart, Germany. This man made me laugh throughout college. I always enjoyed being around him because he was full of animated and positive energy. Armando’s outlook on life is an optimistic one. He’s a person who encourages his friends to do their best and an artist who inspires audiences by his passionate dancing.” An interview on The Winger.com written by Bennyroyce Royon.

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