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-
Classical dance with its precise rules is a great training opportunity for physical posture and movement. But not only the body is trained. Rhythmic sense and musicality, power of observation, concentration and memory are just as important. Therefore, learning the language of classical ballet is great for everyone – comparable to learning a musical instrument. Add to that, the positive effect on the body and the joy of movement.
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!!!
Are there any questions you would like to see?
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…
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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 – kinetic video and sound installation with Joachim M. Riederer, Armando Braswell and Phillip Kannicht.
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.
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.
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.
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!!!
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.
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!
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.