Workshop and Performance at the Beyeler

So proud to share info about our audience dance workshop and special performance at the Fondation Beyeler Museum!!!!

A big thank you to the dancers and Beyeler Team!


New Creation for TeleBasel

I am so grateful to create a new work for Basel television! Specifically TELEBASEL 👊🏾❤️

7pm tonight on Telebasel!

Music is by Bruno Raco!!! 🙌🏾

 

Thank you to my friends and Theater Basel Dancers:

Gaia Mentoglio

Lisa Horten Skillbrei

Rachelle Scott

Tana Rosas

Anthony Ramiandrisoa

Mirko Campigotto

Thank you Telebasel and BLKB for giving us the chance!

More information: https://telebasel.ch/2020/05/20/neue-kuenstler-gegen-die-krise-start-der-zweiten-staffel/?channel=32341


Dance Basel Festival

I am excited to announce DANCE BASEL. Like Art Basel is a platform for the worlds top visual Artist, Dance Basel is a platform for the world best choreographers. Our 3 day festival will showcase choreographers on a short high quality platform, combined with a live interview with the public.

We have Just received support from the Basel Cultural Department!!!! That is a BIG deal!!!! Hahahaha!

Even though we have this support, we must of course prove ourselves by raising the remainder. I have applications in for other funding sources, and I must raise a portion from crowdfunding!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mKtNxPLxm-w&feature=youtu.be

Donation Link: https://wemakeit.com/projects/dance-basel-festival

I know we have crowdfunded before, but I my answer to that is.... your support worked!!!! We enjoy a great success with one the top dance schools in Basel, A large community of adult dancers, and children... over 300 dance lovers!!! Started and supported by the international community. We are lucky that we can say that, and come back with a new project that is backed by the city straight away.

This festival has a great potential. Please consider supporting our festival. And If you can not give at this time, please share this on your social media platform....which goes a long way!

Donation Link: https://wemakeit.com/projects/dance-basel-festival


Dance Performance and Workshops at Forum Würth Arlesheim

Dance performance and Artist Talk: «Everything is Poetry»

 

Dance performance and artist talk: “EVERYTHING IS POETRY”
SUN, January 26, 2020
4 p.m. - 5 p.m. followed by an aperitif
CHF 20.– / CHF 10 .– * / children up to 16 years free

BAC members are FREE

The New York-born professional ballet dancer and choreographer Armando Braswell will perform the dance performance “Everything is Poetry” in the middle of the art exhibition together with his dancers from the Ballett Theater Basel. The director of the Braswell Arts Center conceived his program exclusively for the Forum Würth Arlesheim, where, inspired by Joan Miró's poetic works, he interpreted it in dance and expressed its diversity in the form of movement.
Following the dance performance, the head of Forum Würth Arlesheim, Catherine Iselin, will conduct a live interview with Armando Braswell.

The live interview will take place in English.

* Discounts with Museums-PASS-Musées or KulturLeg

More info here: https://www.facebook.com/events/544472919442943/

 

 

Ballet workshops for adults with Armando Braswell

 

Ballet workshops for adults with Armando Braswell
SUN, January 26, 2020
1 p.m. - 2 p.m. training
2 p.m. - 3 p.m. choreography
CHF 20.– / CHF 15 .– *

Ballet means body language, expression and creativity. The workshops are aimed at all movement enthusiasts, regardless of their dance experience or body type, who enjoy expanding their dance skills. In the first part of the workshop, simple exercises, basics and the right technique are tested; in the second part learned simple choreographies and danced to musical accompaniment.

 

More information here: https://www.facebook.com/events/957349311301374/


Braswell Arts Association

After years of talking about it....I finally did it.

Introducing our NON-PROFIT ASSOCIATION

 

THE BRASWELL ARTS ASSOCIATION

 

Now I can properly fundraise for our ambitious projects!

 

The Braswell Arts Association aims to:

  • educate children through education and exchange with the arts,
  • support emerging and established artists,
  • support collaboration and the creation of new works of art,
  • promote networking and entrepreneurship within the local and international arts community.

The association does not pursue any commercial purposes and is not for profit.

 

 


Digital Dance

We were back at the beautiful space, Filter4, in Basel. Last time were here with the HIDDEN Project. This time it was for a special project by ETAVIS electricity company. We created an evening of dance with a special choreography I made just for the event. New music was made by Bruno Raco and Max Zachrisson. and a special video lighting created by Max Zachrisson. A luxury dinner with great food,provided by the restaurant Viertel-Kreis: viertel-kreis.ch

Thank you to Freddy and Olga for giving me this chance. Thank you to the dancers for your trust! Thank you to my partner and wife Lisa, who was there every night with us.

We had fun!!!


VIDEO TRAILER

by Max Zachrission:

An evening of dance created for ETAVIS. Produced by the Braswell Arts Center and the Braswell Arts Association. Performance at the Filter4, in Basel.
Choreography: Armando Braswell
Music by Bruno Raco and Max Zachrisson.
Video lighting by Max Zachrisson
Lisa Braswell, Braswell Arts Center
Catering: Restaurant Viertel-Kreis: viertel-kreis.ch

https://youtu.be/e8GFtcbhoHM

 

 

 


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PHOTO GALLERY

 

 

 


Kinder Vernissage Workshops at Kunstmuseum Gegenwart

It was a Fun day at the Kunst Museum Gegenwart :) :) :)

A super fun kids project with the Kunstmuseum Basel!!! A special day of creativity with Armando Braswell, guiding the children through movement and creating our own DANCE.

 

Thank you to everyone who came! :) :) :)

 

Info: https://kunstmuseumbasel.ch/de/besuch/agenda/kindervernissage

 

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Exklusiv Für Alle 2

I am so proud to have a second year of collaboration between Theater Basel and The Braswell Arts Center! Our students are looking wonderful on the Basel Schapielhaus stage! Thank you to Tom, Lucia, Patrick, Anja and the whole EFA team! This year was excellent!

https://www.facebook.com/theaterbasel/posts/2445596948836738

And from iPhone :)

https://www.facebook.com/ajbwell/posts/2464125370264315

Main photo: 📸 Kim Culetto


Wildwuchs Festival

It was a lovely day with the Wildwuchs Festival! Thank you guys for including me in your celebration!

Wildwuchs page: http://wildwuchs.ch/programm/bal-divers

 

https://www.facebook.com/braswellartscenter/photos/a.316970198740668/688412404929777/?type=3&theater

 


Joachim Reiderer

Basel Performance Project w/ Armando

Hello Everyone!

I am searching for 3 to 4 good dancers for a paid dance performance project in Basel in September. Would prefer someone in the Basel Area or a cheap flight away. ( Berlin, etc. ) We will rehearse at the Braswell Arts Center and the performance will be at the IWB Filter 4. High quality work. If you are interested please just send email to info@armandobraswell.com

 

Project:

Searching for professional freelance dancers for performance opportunity in Basel, Switzerland with choreography from Armando Braswell.

A mixed media dance piece that involves video. A newly created dance performance in three parts. A special performance series at the IWB Filter 4.

 

Potential rehearsal period:

Mo. 2. September to Fri. 6. September

 

Performance Days: 

Event time approximately 18:00-22:00.

Mo. 9. September 2019 (General Rehearsal)

Di. 10. Mi. 11. und

Do. 12. September 2019

Di. 17. Mi. 18. und

Do. 19. September 2019

Di. 24. Mi. 25. und

Do. 26. September 2019

 

Armando Braswell is a Juilliard Graduate from NYC. He has danced for professional dance companies in New York, Munich, Stuttgart and is currently a soloist with Ballett Theater Basel in Switzerland. Armando’s was a finalist at the International Competition for Choreographers in Hannover. He has presented his work at the International Solo-Dance- Theatre Festival in Stuttgart and the Noverre-Gesellschaft evening with the Stuttgart Ballet. Armando is the director of the Braswell Arts Center, a popular arts space in Basel. Event choreography credits include, So You Think You Can Dance in Ukraine, 2016 World Expo, Revlon runway choreography, music videos and JURA international. Armando has also created numerous “Ballets” for galas and the theater concert dance stage. For more information, please visit the about section.

 

If you are interested please just send email to info@armandobraswell.com

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g--sJSczouE


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


 


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


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

 

 

 


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


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

 


"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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“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


"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...


[nrelate-related]


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.


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!Read more