Interview on Wie wär's mal mit blog!!!

Check us out on the Wie wär's mal mit blog!!!! in German AND English :) Go Ballett Dienstag!!!!

"Armando Braswell not only teaches you ballet but also how to dream big. How so? – Check out our Ballett Dienstag interview:

http://bit.ly/2vesT0I

 

 


Ballett Dienstag in New Home

So happy to announce that our dance community called, Ballett Dienstag, has finally moved into its new home at the Braswell Arts Center ( www.braswellartscenter.com ).

 

Braswell Arts Center

Austrasse 19

4051 Basel

Switzerland

 

Come and visit us! :)

 


Dance Alps 2017

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:

 

http://www.magnetika.es/blog/armando-braswell-take01/


For more information about the Festival: http://dance-alps.com

For more information about the artists: http://www.magnetika.es/en


Braswell arts center - Armando Braswell

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.

Me and my team have already started working on all of your thank you prizes! Look out for our informational email coming soon.

A big thank you to Daniel Schild and Family for donating our new Bechstein Piano! It was important for me to have a Grand piano and a sprung floor so that I can invite high quality artists.

Thank you to Sussane Ferrario who donated a generous supply of leggings, to help kick start our Braswell Arts Center Shop kiosk!

I can't go away without saying a big thank you to Richard Wherlock and Theater Basel, who without their unending support and love, none of this would be possible.

Not everyone gave online. Not everyone gave money. Not everyone wanted to be mentioned. But Lisa and I are eternally grateful and so full of happiness and love.

The work is not over, we are just beginning.

--Armando


Migros Kulturprozent Talentwettbewerbs Armando Braswell

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.

Migros Kulturprozent Talentwettbewerbs Armando Braswell

Migros Kulturprozent Talentwettbewerbs Armando Braswell

Migros Kulturprozent Talentwettbewerbs Armando Braswell

Migros Kulturprozent Talentwettbewerbs Armando Braswell


More about photographer Miriam Elias: www.miriam-elias.tumblr.com  //  www.miriamelias.ch


International Conference of JURA

This year I choreographed a performance for the “International Conference of JURA. There were about 400 participants representing 73 countries. I had the pleasure of working with Amanda Bennet and the Ballet School Theater Basel for another great production.The dancers were fantastic! A good group. Thank you Lydia Caruso for assisting me with this piece! and Max Zachrission for the beautiful music and the film.

 

Thank you to Xavier & Meinrad for making this beautiful experience happen.

 


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! My new piece is titled

Uneven Variations

CHOREOGRAPHER

 

Armando Braswell

 

MIT

 

Debora Maiques Marin

 

Vivian de Britto Schiller

 

Lydia Caruso

 

Tana Rosás Suñé

 

Jorge García Pérez

 

Anthony Ramiandrisoa

 

Max Zachrisson

 

Diego Benito Gutierrez

 

Florent Mollet

 

Dévi-Azélia Selly

 

 

David Castelló Garcia

 

STAGE DESIGNER

 

Fabio Masini

 

COSTUME DESIGNER

 

Jessica Kube

 

MUSIC

 

Raco Bruno

 

Philip Kannicht

Here is a video by current dancer and "Inside Ballet Theater Basel" team member, Rubén Bañol Herrera:

 

An inside look into the Dancelab 8 production at Theater Basel. Here the dancers are allowed to create and present their own choreographies. The realization of your own choreographic works is an important experience for young artists on the way to creative maturity. The DanceLab takes this circumstance into account and offers dancers of the ensemble the opportunity to experiment with choreography. Abstract movement studies, associative motion pictures or short, moving stories can emerge. To what extent the young choreographers want to break with old viewing habits or refer to traditions or cultural prescriptions in their approximately ten-minute plays is left to them themselves. This creates a kaleidoscope of contemporary creative thought, ranging from first-time works to tried-and-tested further developments to remarkable experiments, offering the audience a surprising and varied dance evening.

 

Featuring the dancers of Ballet Theater Basel

Inside Ballet Theater Basel – Introducing a new creative blog about the life of Ballet Theater Basel. A behind the scenes journal where the public can discover a new perspective vision of a ballet and a ballet company today.


Here you can see a great review from Sophie Lesort, from Danser Canal Historique Magazine:

https://dansercanalhistorique.fr/?q=content%2Fdancelab-8-au-theatre-de-bale

Here is another review from Micheal Hug at the Online Merker:

http://der-neue-merker.eu/basel-kleine-buehnen-dance-lab-8-choreographische-wundertuete


 


Armando in Migros Magazine!!!

I am honored to be featured in Migros Magazine! This was definitely an interview to remember...very cool.

 

Here it is in original German:

https://www.migrosmagazin.ch/archiv/taenzer-mit-herz

 

Here you can find a rough English translation:

https://goo.gl/6tvgQa

 

Please share it! :)


Open Doors during Art Basel

We open our doors during the Art Basel week! Showcasing the artwork of my beautiful friends.

Paula Näff
Michael Vessa
Permi Jhooti
Max Zachrisson
Fabio Massini
Joachim Riederer
Anne Kohler

June 15th -18th 2017

12:00 bis 20 Uhr
At the Braswell Arts Center

Austrasse 19, CH -4051 Basel


Ballett Dienstag Summer Workshops

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

 

More information here : http://ballettdienstag.com/workshops/

Sign up: admin@braswellartscenter.com  

or use the provided online form.

 

ON SUNDAY JULY 2nd – ALL CLASSES FREE 

 

More information here : http://ballettdienstag.com/workshops/


Braswell Arts Center

What is the Braswell Arts Center about?

After many years of thinking of a way to bridge the gap between art and the public, the idea for the Braswell Arts Center was born. Our Arts Center will offer quality classes and provide a space for creativity, collaboration and innovation in all art forms. The newly designed space will be fully transformable for professional dance performances, concerts, gallery exhibits, and special events. We also see this as a chance to collaborate with the Basel arts community, schools and sponsors to provide a new and fresh initiative for emerging artists and underprivileged kids called the «Braswell Arts Center Public Education Exchange Program». Through the newly established Braswell Arts Center Fund, we can support our new programs to offer free movement and performance classes as well as development and performance opportunities for artists worldwide.

How you can help: https://wemakeit.com/projects/the-braswell-arts-center

This is why we need your support:

While we are extremely excited about the future of the Braswell Arts Center, this is a huge undertaking for us. We have many important costs to cover in order to put our dreams for the Arts Center into action. While we plan to put our own money where our mouth is, the total start-up budget for the whole project is rather large. We are asking the public to help us with the biggest cost we have at the moment…the SPRUNG DANCE FLOOR. A professional, sprung floor is the second step (after the building) to realizing our goal and, due to the size of the space, costs quite a bit. We would be eternally grateful for your donation to help us with this cost. It would bring us one step closer to achieving our goal of creating a space to offer quality classes and social programs – therefore, establishing a more approachable and less intimidating public relationship with art and artists.

How you can help: https://wemakeit.com/projects/the-braswell-arts-center

Rewards?!

While each donation is received with our sincerest gratitude, we wanted to have some fun with this and are happy to provide some pretty cool rewards to our donors, including tickets to a performance at Theater Basel and a one-year FREE membership to ALL Ballet Dienstag classes!

Should we, somehow, someway, overshoot our goal, all donations will go directly to preparing the building for opening in August 2017. These costs include architectural design services, construction, electricians, barres, mirrors, sound equipment, etc. etc. We have many wonderful and exciting ideas for ways to make the Arts Center a state-of-the-art artistic hub in Basel, available to not only professional artists around the world, but also to the next generation of artists growing up in our local community.

This center has come to feel like a lifelong journey that is so close to reaching an incredible chapter and, while scary in the best of ways, the excitement leading up to it is palpable — not only within our family, but also within the many people who have supported us along the way.

As some of you may know, our founder, Armando Braswell, had a difficult childhood and was very generously helped and guided throughout the years to reach this point in his life. We share his TEDx talk below to represent his deep-rooted passion in dreaming big, despite the odds, but also to honor those who stood by him every step of the way.

With you all by our sides, we believe we can make it.

Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for considering donating to our project. We are indescribably grateful.

 

 

How you can help: https://wemakeit.com/projects/the-braswell-arts-center


Theater Basel Advents Calendar

My choreography was chosen to be shown at the Theater Basel Advents Calendar!

 

"PAS-VAROTTI"

Year: 2014
Dancers: Jorge Garcia Perez. Armando Braswell
Music: Luciano Pavarotti
Premiere: Noverre Evening at the Stuttgart Schauspielhaus
Description:The man, The music, The life. A tribute to Pavarotti in three sections.
Harmonischer die Basler Schule: Auf Belcanto setzt Armando Braswell bei seiner Stuttgart-Stippvisite – und antwortet mit bella danza. Voller Power fließt sein „Pas-varotti“ und ist doch mehr als eine getanzte Verbeugung vor einem berühmten Tenor. Der dunkelhäutige Ex-Tänzer von Gauthier Dance illustriert mit einem Kollegen in Weiß das Selbstverständnis, das einst der Hit „Ebony and Ivory“ beschwor. –Stuttgarter Nachrichten

and

"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

 

https://www.facebook.com/armando.braswell/videos/vb.78900198/681188606200/?type=3&theater

 


Robert Jedam

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. A behind the scenes journal where the public can discover a new perspective vision of a ballet and a ballet company today.

This blog is not only about videos and photos, but also about promoting Ballet Theater Basel to an international public. I look forward to collaborating with not only my colleagues on new ideas, but also with the local radio, television, print and online publications in Basel.

Its already running! Check it out:

 

Robin hood Rehearsal Trailer. Video editing by Max Zachrisson.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mHDA_4RRHB8

 

 

 

 


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)

 

https://vimeo.com/60336641

 

For more information about the classes please visit: http://www.luca-tanzprojekte.de/


mr. gaga armando braswell basel

Armando speaks with Tomer Heymann in Basel!

I am honored to lead a public discussion with the director of the hot dance movie, Mr. GAGA at the Kult kino in Basel!. After a sneak peak of his latest film about Ohad Naharin and his GAGA technique, I will sit down with TOMER HEYMANN to talk about his views on the making the film and the gaga technique.

 

What do YOU want to know?

 

Sunday, September 11 at 3 PM - 5 PM

 Kult.Kino Atelier
Theaterstrasse 7, 4051 Basel, Switzerland

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F6gd8xpFMsM

 


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 in Dance from The Juilliard School. Armando has performed with professional companies in Europe and America and is a well sought after master teacher . His choreographic creations have been featured on concert dance stages, special events and also on television. Armando and his creative team have created and presented there interactive installations at festivals and galleries all over the world. Aside from his performing career, Armando founded "Interview En l'Air" a popular online arts journal featuring writers and readers on a international scale. In 2016 Armando founded "Ballet Dienstag" a new ballet class for all levels and all body types in Basel, Switzerland. Since 2006, Armando has worked as a freelance social media and marketing consultant for businesses and projects in Europe and America. As of July 2016 Armando is the Gallery Director at Guild Greene Gallery.

 

My first opening:

I am having an apero for my first opening at Guild Greene Gallery! "Jazzy Junk Sculpture" by artist and owner Kris Krohn. If you are in New York, come and have a drink and see some art :) I will be there. Saurday July 16th from 6-9pm. I am very excited! https://www.facebook.com/events/1254641607887261/

 

 


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/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_1PK6tXY9qg

 

 


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!

 

 

For more information on the Playground and the schedule, please go here: www.theplaygroundnyc.org

 

UPDATE:

Feedback video!


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

 

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

 

Info:

http://veranstaltungen.stuttgarter-zeitung.de/event/detail.php?event=Dance-%2B-Music-5_2016-07-09

https://www.stuttgart-tourist.de/e-dance-music5-benefizveranstaltung-zugunsten-von-olgaele-sorgt-nach

http://www.klinikum-stuttgart.de/ihr-aufenthalt/waehrend-des-aufenthalts/aktuelle-ausstellungen/termin-veranstaltung/?tx_aseventcalendar_pi2%5Battendant%5D=4&tx_aseventcalendar_pi5%5Battendant%5D=4&item=734&cHash=c7a4f23760117de5e18deeed69ca0fca


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.

More information at:

 

www.ballettdienstag.com

 

THANK YOU to my amazing team Andrea, Bruno, Maria, Marcella and Lisa for trusting me and standing with me. Thank you to the Mitte studios and QuBa studios for your collaboration.

A BIG Thank you to all of my friends who have supported me and believed in what I am trying to create... "Ballet for all levels, and ALL body types." I look forward to working with you all in the future!

Thank you to my students, because without YOU there is no class :) Thank you for your positive energy!

 

 

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Armando Braswell by Frederik Grötschel

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

by Eric Gauthier

A great solo!

 

 

June 26 – 29, 2016

Clinical Nanomedicine and Targeted Medicine

Enabling Technologies for Personalized Medicine

https://www.clinam.org/

 

Conference Venue:
Congress Center, Messeplatz 21, 4058 Basel, Switzerland
Phone + 41 58 206 28 28  info@congress.ch
Organizers Office:
European Foundation for Clinical Nanomedicine (CLINAM)
Alemannengasse 12, P.B. 4016 Basel, Switzerland
Phone +41 61 695 93 95  clinam@clinam.org
Registration Office:
Organizers Schweiz GmbH, CLINAM SUMMIT 9/2016
Obere Egg 2, CH 4312 Magden, Switzerland
Phone +41 61 836 98 78  registration@organizers.chindex


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!

at ACKERMANSHOF

St. Johanns-Vorstadt 19-21
CH-4056 Basel

30th June - Premiere @ 8pm

1st July @ 8pm

2nd July @ 8pm

3rd July @ 11am - Special brunch charity show

Tickets:

45.- CHF (adults)

30.- CHF (students and kids up to 12)

 

For all bookings and inquiries email to:
bookings@cartablancadance.com

 

Facebook Event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/274146242922612/

Company webpage: http://cartablancadance.com/

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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/


Armando Braswell at the opening of Nomad Hotel Basel

NOMAD Hotel performance

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

 

Here is the Photo album:

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.1549708962009677.1073741831.1444278319219409&type=3

 


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


Ballett Dienstag

About Ballett Dienstag

 Introducing a ballet class with Juilliard Graduate and Ballett Basel soloist, Armando Braswell. With a LIVE pianist!!!

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.

NEW January 2016 session information

NEW Thursday Ballet

A new ballet class for all levels. With a live pianist.

18:15 – 19: 15 @ Unternehmen Mitte

In collaboration with ballet teacher:
Andrea Tortosa Vidal, (Ballett Basel soloist)

AND amazing pianist:
Bruno Raco, (Amazing we have him!)

Price per session
2 Classes X 30 CHF
= 690 CHF per session

Special Deal
Already taking class on Tuesday?
20CHF X 23 lessons
= 460CHF

January: 14, 21, 28
February: 4, 11, 18, 25
March: 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
April: 7, 14, 21, 28
May: 5, 12, 19, 26
June:2, 9,16

Start the new year off right!

If you have any questions please just ask!

NOW accepting new students

For more information please E-mail:
info@ballettdienstag.com

Ballett Dienstag Beginners

A new class for absolute beginners.

Tuesday 19:00-20:00

Now accepting new students

25 Classes X 30 CHF= 750 CHF

Ballett Dienstag

Back by popular demand!

Tuesday 20:15 – 21:45 – (new time)

Limited number of spaces available.

25 Classes X 35 CHF= 875 CHF

Session information

January 5, 2016 – June 21, 2016

This session has 25 classes

January 5, 12, 19, 26

February 2, 9, 16, 23

March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

April, 5, 12, 19, 26

May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31

June 7, 14, 21

All classes at take place at:

Unternehmen Mitte

Gerbergasse 30, Basel
4th floor, Langer Saal

More information on the

Unternehmen Mitte Website

Quick Registration Form 

[contact]

Frequently Asked Questions

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[accordion id=”accordion1″ title=”I am an absolute beginner. Will it be too hard for me?” state=”active”] I have added an extra class for absolute beginners. No previous ballet knowledge is required.   [/accordion]
[accordion id=”accordion2″ title=”Do I need a Tutu? or Pointe Shoes? or a Unitard?”] None of those things are required or expected. But if you feel like it, why not? workout clothes is fine. [/accordion]
[accordion id=”accordion3″ title=”Can I just take a few classes?”] All participants commit to the complete session.[/accordion][accordion id=”accordion4″ title=”What if I have to miss a few classes?”] I will offer a few free bonus classes available to all enrolled dancers.[/accordion][accordion id=”accordion5″ title=”How soon should I enroll?”] Last session I was completely booked in very little time. I can only have a limited number of participants. Those who are interested in joining this class should write me very soon. [/accordion][accordion id=”accordion6″ title=”When is the payment due?”] The payment is due before the first class of the session.[/accordion][accordion id=”accordion7″ title=”I have a different question, what is the best way to ask? “] Write me an e-mail at info@armandobraswell.com[/accordion]
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[infobox]You want to join us? Questions? Just send me an Email: info@armandobraswell.com[/infobox]


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!

 

I love freedom!!!

 

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=639264442560&set=a.504459537670.2007143.78900198&type=3&permPage=1

 


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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Armando and OperaAvenir director, Stephen Delaney.

 

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=636887416140&l=45036e28e5

 

For more information about the  program and artists please visit: www.theater-basel.ch/Theater-Basel/OperAvenir/P4Sak/

 


Teaching at the Dance Alps Festival in Austria

My first time teaching in Austria! I am teaching MODERN JAZZ at the DANCE ALPS FESTIVAL. Last gig of the summer :)

More information here: Dance Alps pdf

 

https://www.facebook.com/DanceAlpFestival/photos/a.511878568835486.111843.511580152198661/890557364300936/?type=1&permPage=1

 


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!

For more information check out the website here: www.coventgardendance.co.uk/productions/hatch-house

 

https://www.facebook.com/coventgardendance/photos/a.202982339722847.47434.145691278785287/954049871282753/?type=1&permPage=1

 

https://vimeo.com/133740196

 

 

 


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.

 

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=631245322940&set=a.549091779300.2021777.78900198&type=1&theater

 

Check out some cool photos below from: Miriam Elias FOTOGRAFIE

 

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Photos by : Miriam Elias FOTOGRAFIE



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 you gave the solo fire. Thank you to my wife 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. Thank you Marco Ferraro for seeing light in me.  PLEASE SHARE THIS VIDEO :) 

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fkCdsko8yVQ

 

https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=1010277052315828&id=132280856782123

 


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

I traveled to Aubonne to perform at the at the La Cote International School in Aubonne.  So nice :)

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Photos from the La Cote International School in Aubonne.

Check out this cool blog post from the school www.nordangliaeducation.com

AND on Facbook

https://www.facebook.com/LCIS.Aubonne/posts/949639275069915


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

 

Made for the Colours Dance Festival. the installation deals with colors and explored in dance relationships with basic human emotions . featuring the dancers of the Theaterhaus Gauthier Dance Company. They work with the artists connections between colors and emotions and are significant part of the performance process. The installation provides an exceptional view of the art form dance and invites the audience through the interactive aspect to experience new and individual experiences.

For More information on the Installation please check out the Colours dance festival website: http://coloursdancefestival.com/programm/rahmenprogramm/hueman.html

Find us on Facebook here

 

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The creative team:

 

ARMANDO BRASWELL– Choreography, Idea
- Armando Braswell is a dancer and choreographer from New York City. He is a graduate of the Juilliard School. Armando has danced with Ballet Theater Munich, Gauthier Dance Stuttgart, and is currently a Soloist with Ballet Basel in Switzerland. As a guest artist, Armando has performed at galas and dance festivals world wide. Aside from his dance career Armando's choreographic creations have been featured in theaters and on stages and throughout Europe. Armando has also choreographed for television including So You Think You Can Dance in Ukraine and a music video for Eliane Müller, the winner of the popular show "Switzerland's Got Talent". With his creative team, Armando has created various collaborative art pieces such as On The Run, Pacemaker//Emotion, and Heart. Armando is also the creator and writer of Interview En L'air, a online series featuring todays great dance inspired artists.
JOACHIM RIEDERER Video Production & installation
Joachim Manuel Riederer is a photographer born in Germany. During his photography study at the Lette Verein in Berlin, where he graduated in 2008, he started a series of dancers within several ballet companies worldwide. Very quickly dance became the main direction in his artistic work. Now he collaborates with choreographers and intermedia artists to create interactive video installations. Besides dance Joachim's photography always stayed bonded with his homeland for which he recently received the Hilde Frey award.
PHILIP KANNICHT - Music, Audio Production & Installation
Philip Kannicht is a composer and sound engineer from Stuttgart, Germany. He works with many different musicians, producers and choreographers which has led to musical creations for contemporary dance productions, installations, exhibitions, and numerous Hip Hop and Reggae recordings. Philip is currently in high demand for electronic music production at an international scale and represents a skillful transition from a urban flavored beat composer to his experimental work for different interdisciplinary art projects.
DR. PERMI JHOOTI - Interactive Visuals
Dr Permi Jhooti is a senior researcher in Cardiac and Neuro MRI, based in Basel and collaborating as a consultant with several institutions in London and across Europe. She specializes in the use of artistic biofeedback methods and has patented several techniques for the reduction of respiratory artifacts in Cardiac MRI. With a long interest in the intersection of art, technology and science, she also works as an interactive media artist in Basel with theater, dance and installation video art. She was the first professional British Asian Footballer in the UK (male of female) as well as the winner of the Inspiration Award at the first ever Asian Football Awards held in 2012 at Wembley; she received an award from Prince William and the FA at Buckingham Palace in 2013. Previously a FIFA ambassador, she now works with Second Sight Charity in India. She is also a motivational speaker and DJs in Basel as part of the duo Les Femmes Excentriques.

Performance at Munsterplatz

Come and see my latest creation for the Basel Mission at a beautiful open air stage in Munsterplatz!!! The theme of the festival is hope... So I took the same theme to inspire a quirky piece with two dancers and two musicians.

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.

Duets on a Theme of Hope 

Choreography by

Armando Braswell

Dancers:

Camille Auble

Jeremy Nedd

Musicans:

Bruno Raco, piano

Stefan Buga ,Violin

Kostume

Jessica Kube

 

June 14, 2015
Münsterplatz Basel

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For more information on the celebration and the full program, please go HERE


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

 

 

News from the Balletschule:

http://ballettschuletheaterbasel.org/D-news-stories.html

 

News from the Swiss Pavilion:

http://www.padiglionesvizzero.ch/en/event/ballettschule-theater-basel-5/

 

News from Basel Stadt:

http://www.bs.ch/news/2015-05-22-mm-63287.html

 

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A video posted by Armando Braswell (@ajbwell) on


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

 

Ticket applications are now open!! Apply for your ticket today at https://www.eventora.com/en/Events/tedxbasel-2015

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Of course I would love it if you all could come out and show your support! Did I mention how excited I am? :)


Interviewenlair.com is here!

INTERVIEWENLAIR.COM is finally published with major improvements including:

The SHOP - Where you can purchase cool merchandise and show your support for Interview En L'air. Including T-shirts by American Apparel!

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.

ADVERTISING - Now you can purchase an advertisement in three sizes to promote your business on interviewenlair.com.

MANY other improvements also! Click on the image below or visit www.interviewenlair.com

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Please take a look at the site and tell me what you think! Dont forget to subscribe and/or share!


real talk with armando braswell

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!

My favorite answer from Lydia Bustinduy:

on dancing with someone you don't get along with...

Dancing with someone you do not get along with is, forgive my comparison, like wearing an uncomfortable shirt. After wearing it for a while, one gets used to it and maybe it even becomes one of your favorite shirts.

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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!
https://www.facebook.com/amanda.bennett.5/posts/1001231869894072?pnref=story

 


Armando featured in the Basler Zeitung Newspaper

What a nice surprise!

An English translation is below.

https://www.facebook.com/armando.braswell/activity/613891380380

A Rough English translation:

 

From New York City to Basel

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. If Armando Braswell sees his two sons Noah and Gabe grow up in Basel, carefree and safe, he is grateful. For he himself had a difficult childhood, had to fight through bite zweitweise. The dancers grew up in the major American metropolis of New York. When he was 9 years old, he lost his biological mother, Armando and his twin sister came to adoptive parents. His "new" mother took care of ten children, she was overwhelmed financially, what the children were feeling. Eventually, the house burned down, there was Braswell 16. "I've decided to move out and continue to stand on their own two feet." He stayed with friends on the floor, on the couch, sometimes in hallways. During this time he danced a lot, several hours a day, cut on his technique. "For two years, the dancing everything for me, it gave me confidence and new courage to face life," says the Americans. At 18, he danced at the Juilliard School, one of the most respected and recognized music conservatories in the world. Only twelve men are taken annually, Braswell did not make it on the first try. A year later, he convinced the strict jury - and was able to resume the study: "The four years were incredibly intense, and hard. More than once I wanted to stop. It is constantly compared with others is never good enough. I was mentally to my limits, "he says. A teacher believed in his talent and finally persuaded him to quit the study. "I'm the first one in our family who managed a degree. This fills me with pride. "

First Munich, then Stuttgart

Two weeks later, he left with his wife Lisa, who he has known since college, New York to audition in Munich. He managed thanks to the recommendation of a friend at the Theater am Gärtnerplatz, danced there for one year. Then, as the artistic director joined the couple Braswell moved on to Stuttgart. He was one of the founding members of the dance ensemble "Gauthier Dance". For five years he remained in Stuttgart. He repeatedly asked about Basel, "the ballet has an excellent international reputation." In 2012, he was able to convince the ballet director Richard Wherlock the audition and got a permanent contract in ballet ensemble. That was 2012. Today, the American and lives with his family in width district, directly on the Rhine - and is excited about the city. "Basel is alive, provides day and night cultural events. I find here everything I need to live, "says one, who grew up in the big city of New York. The dancer shakes his head: "New York is not as glamorous as many believe. Only those who have money, you can live without worries. Without it can also be very hard. "That's why Braswell sees his future here in a European city like Basel. They offer better prospects for his children who already speak German.

Lisa's Cupcakes

His wife Lisa wants to establish its own foothold here, she bakes cupcakes Armando Braswell must test every day. "As a dancer I train enough to I can afford it," he says with a wink. He is aware that he is one with 31 already for the older iron. "I dance as long as I can dance," he says on his future plans addressed. His own blog - "L'interview de l'air", which he feeds every two weeks with a new artist portrait, have awakened another passion in him to take those for writing, journalism foot, would thus be an option for him: "What I learned as a teenager in New York: There's always a new chance at life. You just have to believe in it. "


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Die Liebe kann tanzen

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.

From the review:

 "Verstärkt wird das Augenmerk dabei auf den amerikanischen Ausnahmetänzer Armando Braswell gelenkt, der erneut sprunggewaltig, athletisch-ausdrucksstark sämtliche Register seiner Kunst zieht.

" ENGLISH:"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 here: http://www.der-neue-merker.eu/baseltheater-basel-die-liebe-kann-tanzen-urauffuehrung

 

Please visit the Theater Basel website for more information including beautiful photos! .Info on the production and ticket information here.

More info on Mr. Thoss here


"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.

You will see topics like:

Common mistakes made at auditions

"Outside of dance" treatments

Weird rituals before class or a show

Dancing with someone you don't get along with

Being 2nd cast or a cover

Relationships at work

Dancing with pain

and MANY more.

Check it out starting in January in Dance For You Magazine!!!

Are there any questions you would like to see?

 


Alumni Profile with Armando Braswell

Alumni Profile: An interview with Armando Braswell (B.F.A. '06, dance)

It is an honor to be featured. Nice to answer questions for once!

Check it out guys: http://www.juilliard.edu/alumni-profile-armando-braswell-bfa-06-dance

 

Here is a small bit:

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... READ MORE

 

Main Photo by: © 2014 The Juilliard School


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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

https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=855340624476139&id=132280856782123

#POSTERSIGHTINGSERIES

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


 

https://www.facebook.com/132280856782123/photos/a.679997642010439.1073741826.132280856782123/850635318280003/?type=1&permPage=1


Main photo: ©Ismael Lorenzo


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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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SATURDAY  September 27th 2014 - 14:00 - 19:00

SUNDAY September 28th 2014 - 14:00 - 18:00

Artworks Liestal Gallery

Gerberstrasse 11

4410 Liestal - Switzerland

www.artworks-liestal.ch


HEART - A Kinetic Sculpture by Armando Braswell, Joachim Manuel Riederer, KNNCHT-prod. and Permi Jhooti.

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.

Joachim Reiderer

www.permijhooti.com/motive-emotive/

www.knncht-prod.de

https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=856465704363631&id=132280856782123


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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

Benneckenstein Wald Buhne

Germany

 

Here you can find Program Information on the festival website 

Here is more information about the festival: kulturrevier-harz.de

Here is more information on the piece PAS-VAROTTI:

http://www.armandobraswell.com/pas-varotti-premiere-at-noverre-society/

 

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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.

Heart is an interactive video and sound installation by Armando Braswell, Joachim Riederer, Philip Kannicht and Dr. Permi Jhooti.

"For HEART to function, one viewer must offer thier 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."

 

Facebook-Event: www.facebook.com/events/ 1428694124080227

Event listing on the Outer Rim-Blog: http://www.kunst-im-club.de/ 2014/07/heart-26-27-july-2014- outer-rim.html

 


The Artists - Die Künstler


 

ARMANDO BRASWELL

Armando Braswell is a dancer and choreographer from New York City. He is a graduate of the Juilliard School. Armando has danced with Ballet Theater Munich, Gauthier Dance Stuttgart, and is currently a Soloist with Ballet Basel in Switzerland. As a guest artist, Armando has performed at galas and dance festivals world wide. Aside from his dance career Armando's choreographic creations have been featured in theaters and on stages and throughout Europe. Armando has also choreographed for television including So You Think You Can Dance in Ukraine and a music video for Eliane Müller, the winner of the popular show "Switzerland's Got Talent". With his creative team, Armando has created various collaborative art pieces such as On The Run, Pacemaker//Emotion, and Heart. Armando is also the creator and writer of Interview En L'air, a online interview series featuring todays great artists.

Read more at www.armandobraswell.com

JOACHIM RIEDERER

Joachim Manuel Riederer is a photographer born in Germany. During his photography study at the Lette Verein in Berlin, where he graduated in 2008, he started a series of dancers within several ballet companies worldwide. Very quickly dance became the main direction in his artistic work. Now he collaborates with choreographers and intermedia artists to create interactive video installations. Besides dance Joachim's photography always stayed bonden with his homeland for which he recently received the Hilde Frey award.

Read more at www.joachim-riederer.de

PHILIP KANNICHT

Philip Kannicht is a composer and sound-engineer from Stuttgart, Germany.
After studying drums and percussion-instruments at an early age, he graduated in 2006 as an sound-engineer.

Philip works with many different musicians, producers and choreographers, which has led to musical-creations for contemporary dance productions, installations, exhibitions, and numerous music productions and recordings of various genres.

Known for his attention to detail, Philip has also worked very closely with artists like choreographer Armando Braswell or producer Portformat, and is currently in high demand for music production, mixing and recording at an international scale.

Philip is currently an audio-engineer at the Theaterhaus Stuttgart. As of 2011, he is the artistic and technical director of the Outer Rim Stuttgart arts events.

Read more at www.knncht-prod.de

DR. PERMI JHOOTI

Dr Permi Jhooti is a senior researcher in Cardiac and Neuro MRI, based in Basel and collaborating as a consultant with several institutions in London and across Europe. She specializes in the use of artistic biofeedback methods and has patented several techniques for the reduction of respiratory artefacts in Cardiac MRI. With a long interest in the intersection of art, technology and science, she also works as an interactive media artist in Basel with theater, dance and installation video art.

She was the first professional British Asian Footballer in the UK (male of female) as well as the winner of the Inspiration Award at the first ever Asian Football Awards held in 2012 at Wembley; she received an award from Prince William and the FA at Buckingham Palace in 2013. Previously a FIFA ambassador, she now works with Second Sight Charity in India. She is also a motivational speaker and DJs in Basel as part of the duo Les Femmes Excentriques.


 

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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 = a good show!!!!!Get your tickets, they go fast!

July 17, 18 @ 19:30 - Premiere at The Stuttgart Schauspielhaus.

Pas-varotti

by Armando Braswell
The man, The music, The life. A tribute to Pavarotti in three sections.

Music by Luciano Pavarotti Arrangement and Mix by Philip Kannicht Dancers: Jorge Garcia Perez and Armando Braswell Set design by Fabio Masini - A brilliant set! This is our first collaboration. Costume by  Marianne Illig


 

Review Stuttgarter Nachrichten:

http://m.stuttgarter-nachrichten.de/inhalt.noverre-gesellschaft-stuttgart-wer-macht-sein-ding.7b9f2a8d-1a97-4f7b-89dd-3b49e1a2e69f.html

Review Online Merker:

http://www.der-neue-merker.eu/stuttgart-schauspielhaus-junge-choreographen-mit-erfreulich-viel-humor


 

 My second creation with the FABULOUS Jorge Garcia Perez!!! I am lucky to have him :) !

Here is the master at work


MERCEDES-BENZ FASHION WEEK BERLIN

RIANI || RUNWAY @ MERCEDES-BENZ FASHION WEEK BERLIN

JULY 8, 2014 // 18:00 - 18:30

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. The designer identifies the label’s style as eclectic - “The RIANI woman’s life is too versatile for her to be happy with only one style.”

http://www.riani.de/


 


Fore more info check out the Fashion Week Website // http://mbfashionweek.com/berlin
Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Berlin

Erika-Heß-Eisstadion | Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Berlin
Müllerstraße 185, 13353 Berlin


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!


THANK YOU to all of the artists who believed enough in this to participate.


Larry Rhodes
Bob Rizzo
Bridget Breiner
Cora Bos-Kroese
Roberto Scafati
Askia Swift
Philip Taylor
Austin McCormick
James Sutherland
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Prince Credell
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Thibaut Cherradi
Egon Madsen
Larry Keigwin
Cheryl Mann
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Phillip Kannicht
Francesco Nappa
Patsy Kuppe-Matt
Adiarys Almeida
Eric Gauthier
Zoran Markovic
Sidra Bell
Christopher Hemmans
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Maria Eichwald
Darrell Grand Moultrie
Marco Goecke
Roslyn Anderson
Alejandro Cerrudo
Rasta Thomas
Camille A. Brown
Stijn Celis
Lucia Lacarra
Cayetano Soto Ramirez
Tony Rizzi


 A special Thank you to


 Robert Jedam - Graphic Design

Frank Henne - Webmaster

Roger Jeffrey

Lisa Braswell

The DONORS

The SUBSCRIBERS

The READERS

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Birthdays gifts from other artists....


 

Lydia Caruso

 

A Italian writer/poet/dancer - An original poem for Interview En L' air's birthday - in the original Italian. An English translation offered below. 8 seconds of silence is before the poem.

A poem for Interview En L'air by Lydia Caruso spoken by Spoken by Cristiana Sciabordi. by Armando Braswell on Mixcloud

 

English translation

“Inspiration comes of working everyday” - Baudelaire. When you want to make art, any kind of art, first of all, you don’t need inspiration; you need to work. Spend hours, days, maybe years? And suddenly, during this process, INSPIRATION finally will come, like a bright light in your mind. With the inspiration, CURIOSITY will appear. As the curiosity to have a free access into the artist life and asking why? When? How? Knowing interesting details of their carrier, find things in common between theirs life and yours. Simples details, but also advices basing on the experience. Armando Braswell, the creator of “Interview en l’air”, he had both, inspiration and curiosity, but the power of his project is the trust and the sincerity of the artists he choose for it. TRUST which is not so easy to give; you are letting the custody of little parts of your life... remembers, stories, anecdotes, into the care of another person who will share it with the world. And SINCERITY, I can only say extraordinary in our time. Well, in “Interview en l’air", I could clearly perceive it. Finally, the result of all that is an agreeable INTERCHANGE. And is pleasant to see growing a project which is not based on money, but as I said before, in inspiration, curiosity, trust and sincerity. Only in exchange of not more than a hundred words shared with people. This is the reason why “Interview en l’air” has to keep on growing. Let us the enjoyment to know artists as they really are, taking off the mask and showing themselves. Like on stage, but with no lights, no decor, no movements or acting; only few white letters on a black background. Happy birthday “Interview en l’air”!! Hope to keep reading it in the years to come.

Thank you Lydia!!!!!

 


 

DOvecaKE

 

My friends know I love a good beat... here is an original mix from my homey DOvecaKE. Made for Interview En L'air's birthday! It is HOT!!!

 

1 yr Anniversary Interview En L'air Sunshine Celebration Mix by Dovecake on Mixcloud

 


 

Valentina Bischoff

 

An original drawing from Basel based artist. With interview En L'air as the inspiration. Kind of looks like the tattoo on my arm!?

 

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SWEETS by Lisa

 

No birthday is compete without a cake. And I have have the best cake!!! Lisa you have really nailed this design!

 

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Luca Tanzworkshop in Stuttgart

I am teaching at the LUCA Tanzworkshops!!!

July 26th and 27th 2014 in Stuttgart.

 

Probebühne des Theaterhauses Stuttgart

Löwentorstr. 66-70 Gebäude 6a+6,

Löwentorbogen, 70376 Stuttgart

 

Preise:
Einzelbelegung pro Person: 30,00 € / Kurs (1 Kurs = 90 min)
Einzelbelegung pro Person: 40,00 € / Kurs (1 Kurs = 120 min)
Paket (Nur für 90 Minutenkurse gültig! ) 10% Rabatt auf den regulären Einzelkurspreis (pro Person): Ein Paket bildet sich bei einer Buchung von 4 Kursen. Kurse sind NICHT übertragbar)

Samstag

Kurs 3: 14:00-15:30 Uhr Modern Jazz (A/M)

Kurs 5: 17:30-19:00 Uhr Modern Jazz (M/F)

Sonntag

Kurs 8: 14:00-15:30 Uhr Modern Jazz (A/M)

Kurs10: 17:30-19:00 Uhr Modern Jazz (M/F)
A= Anfänger, M= Mittelstufe, F= Fortgeschrittene/Profis

 

Hier gehts zur Workshop Anmeldung >>

For more information or to register for classes, please go here >>


"Divertissement" a new duet by Armando Braswell


DIVERTISSEMENT (10min)
Pronunciation: /dɪˈvəːtɪsmənt, ˌdiːvɛːˈtiːsmɒ̃/
A short performance, typically a ballet, that is presented as an interlude in an opera or play. A diversion; an amusement.

 

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

 

Choreography: Armando Braswell
Interactive Visuals: Permi Jhooti, Tabea Rothfuchs
Costume: Raquel Rey Ramos
Music: Time Trouble, Max Richter, Dean Martin, Nancy Sinatra, Raylo and his Dawgs,
Arrangement and mix: Philip Kannicht

 

Dancers: Andrea Tortosa Vidal and Jorge Garcia

 

Performance Dates:

06.06.2014 -Fri 20.00 h Premiere

14.06.2014 - Sat 20.00 h

18.06.2014 - Wed 20.00 h

21.06.2014 - Sat 20.00 h

26.06.2014 - Thu 20.00 h

29.06.2014 - Sun 19.00 h - Final

For more information, check out the Theater Basel Website

 

Rehearsal photos from Amanda Hilfer

A sample of what is to come...


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Armando as Blaubart

[infobox]UPDATE - May 13, 2014: I will be dancing ALL performances of Blaubarts Geheimnis at Theater Basel. See below for the added dates in red.[/infobox]

 


 

For those interested, I will be dancing the main role of "Bluebeard" in "Blaubarts Geheimnis" (Bluebeard's Secret) by Stephan Thoss at Theater Basel on the following dates only:

April - 2 - 4

 

May - 5 - 18 - 26 - 29

 

June - 7 - 10 - 12 - 17 - 23* - 28

If you were ever thinking, I should see Armando dance in Basel... Now is the time!!!

More info on the production here: Blaubarts Geheimnis It is a good show! Come see for yourself...

 

*The 23rd is my birthday and my partner's (Judith) birthday also!!!!


Teaching at Tanz Frankfurt

Come Join me for two days of DANCE!!!

More info on the Tanz Frankfurt website : tanz-frankfurt.info

Here is a description of my class:

Armando Braswell class description from Armando Braswell on Vimeo.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gmlflru9VQg

 

 

Hope to see you there!


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!

Photos by Regina Brocke.


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.

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.

Premiered @ the Kunst im Club Festival in Stuttgart, Germany.


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