Armando Braswell Prix De Lausanne

Teaching LIVE for the Prix De Lausanne

So happy to be teaching LIVE contemporary class for the Prix De Lausanne! With all the ballet classes going around online, its nice to do something else :)

 

Thursday April 23, 2020  6pm at the

>> Prix De Lausanne Facebook Page <<

 

More information:https://www.facebook.com/events/519524888727941/


Armando on Bluewin.ch !

My Free Online Dance Classes made the news! A big thank you to Bluewinn and Sula for taking the time to spread the word!

You can read the article online!

ENGLISH: https://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&tab=TT&authuser=0&sl=de&tl=en&u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.bluewin.ch%2Fde%2Fleben%2Flifestyle%2Farmando-braswell-manchmal-fuehle-ich-mich-wie-im-himmel-377822.html

GERMAN: https://www.bluewin.ch/de/leben/lifestyle/armando-braswell-manchmal-fuehle-ich-mich-wie-im-himmel-377822.html

 

As you are all aware, the recent spread of the Coronavirus is a global concern which is developing and changing daily. Most recently, new restrictions have been put into place that forces us to stay closed until at least June 8th, 2021.

We need your support.


Free Live Online Ballet Class

Lead by Armando Braswell, and accompanied by pianist, Bruno Raco, who will be playing from Italy!

A guided beginner/intermediate level ballet barre with a makeshift "barre", chair or counter top. Or without a barre for a challenge!!!

Guided movement inside your house. Move your body. Stay healthy.

 

SCHEDULE ONLINE

https://braswellartscenter.com/online-dance-classes

 

More dates to follow!


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/


Dance To NYC

The Braswell Arts Association introduces an intensive dance experience for professionals as well as amateurs--all in one central NYC location.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=grjZ3f6vVFE

dancetonyc.com

 

Together with donors and partner associations, Dance to NYC is a new artist exchange program taking place in the studios of the renowned LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts, widely known as the “Fame” school, and consisting of two curriculums to cater to both professional and amateur dancers. The “Professional” group will be taught repertory from some of today’s leading choreographers and have the opportunity to work closely with experienced artists. The “People” group is for people of all levels and all body types who will enjoy high-quality classes in a supportive and inclusive atmosphere.

 

Alongside the classes, the program also includes organized panels and discussions with dance professionals coming from schools and companies like the Juilliard School, Alvin Ailey, New York City Ballet, etc. as well as scholarships available to the most talented students or those showing financial need.

dancetonyc.com

Check out the website for more details!

dancetonyc.com


Dance Workshops at Kunstmuseum Basel - Familientag

I am giving dance workshops for the whole family at family at the Basel Kunstmusuem!!! Bring your whole family and join us!

Dances into the future! Workshop for all with Armando Braswell, artist (EG, lecture hall)

  • 12.15–12.45 Uhr/ 13-13.30 Uhr / 13.45-14.15 Uhr / 14.30-15 Uhr / 15.15-15.45 Uhr

Make sure you register! : https://www.mus-ticket.de/app/Shopping?event=showEventCalendar&ref=shp981207834&m=1&cat=1894&cat2=1604

Here is the official Kunstmuseum link: https://kunstmuseumbasel.ch/en/agenda/themes/familientag-2019

 

Tanzt in die Zukunft! Workshop für alle mit Armando Braswell, Künstler (EG, Vortragssaal)
  • 12.15–12.45 Uhr/ 13-13.30 Uhr / 13.45-14.15 Uhr / 14.30-15 Uhr / 15.15-15.45 Uhr

Prix De Lausanne 2020

It is with great pleasure that I announce that I will teaching contemporary at the Prix De Lausanne Competition in February!!!! Aaaaahhhhh!!!!!!!! 🔥🔥🔥❤️❤️❤️

I am honored!

Thank you to Kathy and the Prix Team for your trust!

You can watch me teach LIVE online! Hahaha!


SPOTLIGHT INTERVIEW

Here is the spotlight interview on the site!

https://www.prixdelausanne.org/spotlight/armando-braswell/


Official Prix De Lausanne Trailer

 

https://youtu.be/dj4-oMTP47M


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.

 

 


Fall Dance Workshops at Braswell Arts Center

Fall Dance Workshops

I am so proud of our new Fall Dance Workshops at the Braswell Arts Center!

Join us for an intensive two weeks of special dance workshops at the Braswell Arts Center. Offering many new styles and old favorites for all levels and all ages. No previous experience necessary! Our classes are for al levels and all body types.

September 30th -October 11th
More info here: https://braswellartscenter.com/fall-dance-workshops/

More info here: https://braswellartscenter.com/fall-dance-workshops/

Strasbourg Dance Summer 2019

I am so happy to be a part of the ✴️ Strasbourg Dance Summer 2019 Festival!

From 26 to 30 August, I will be teaching Ballet!  💥🧡🤩 I am looking forward!

Info and registration: + 03 (03) 70 88 36 73 / Info@Ciradanses.Fr / www.ciradanses.fr

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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

 


Dance Alps Festival 2019

Join me for my 4th season at the Dance Alps Festival in Austria! Every year I go and its like the first time when I see the beauty of those mountains :)

I am teaching Classical Ballet for all levels and all body types! AND like last year I am bringing my pianist with me!!! Don't miss this chance to dance with LIVE MUSIC!

 

For more information please visit here: dance-alps.com/kurse/internationale-workshops/

 

 

https://www.facebook.com/DanceAlpFestival/photos/a.554828134540529/2289218887768103/?type=3&theater


2019 Conero Dance Festival

Starting off my summer teaching in Italy at the Conero Dance Festival! This is a new festival for me, and I am so excited to go! :)

Come and dance with me! #cdfancona

 

For more information on the festival please visit here: conerodancefestival.com/en/teachers/teachers-all-styles-week

 

www.conerodancefestival.com
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#cdfancona2019 #armandobraswell #braswellartscenter#jazzdance #moderndance #summerdancecamp#allstylesdancecamp #campusdidanza #campusdidanza2019#ancona #newyork #basel #dancelife

 

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Prix de Lausanne Armando Braswell

Armando at the Prix de Lausanne

Very excited to announce that I will be working with the 2020 Prix de Lausanne this summer! I am so excited!!!!!!

Kathryn Bradney, Artistic and Executive Director : "This exciting new project comes from our desire to seek out young gifted dancers by talent scouting in our homeland of Switzerland and in Europe. Our aim is to create an educational and unique summer program that will encourage, guide and inspire dancers toward their goals. The professional team of top-quality teachers and coaches will focus on perfecting technique as well as developing creativity and artistry. I am really looking forward to this exceptional summer experience!"

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For more information about the summer program, please take a look at this link:  prixdelausanne.org/summer-intensive-european-preselection/

 


2019 Braswell Arts Center workshop

Gaga at BAC

I know I have been saying that I was going to do this FOREVER! So finally..... Gaga at the Braswell Arts Center! I am so excited! :) :) :)

Open to all ages and all body types as always. And Beginners are of course welcome!

 

What is Gaga?

Gaga/people classes are taught by dancers who have worked closely with Ohad Naharin. Teachers guide the participants using a series of evocative instructions that build one on top of the other. Rather than copying a particular movement, each participant in the class actively explores these instructions, discovering how he or she can interpret the information and perform the task at hand. Gaga/people classes offer a creative framework for participants to connect to their bodies and imaginations, increase their physical awareness, improve their flexibility and stamina, and experience the pleasure of movement in a welcoming, accepting atmosphere.

 

Also on the menu is Lyrical Jazz with me!!! That is always fun!

 

You can sign up online and find more information here: https://braswellartscenter.com/workshops/ or simply just send an email to: admin@braswellartscenter.com

 

Olivia Ancona, Gaga

 

 

Olivia Ancona was born in San Francisco, however grew up in Berkeley, London, and predominately Portland, Oregon. After training at the Juilliard School, she joined the Batsheva Ensemble (2010-2012) under the direction of Ohad Naharin and returned to the main company in 2015. Olivia was a founding member of Sharon Eyal’s LEV, and has worked with Mats EK, Johan Inger, Wim Vandekeybus in the Royal Swedish Ballet, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui (Eastman) and Luca Veggetti, amongst others. Most recently she was a guest with the Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch and in the fall of 2016 danced, acted, and coached in the recently premiered film, Suspiria, directed by Luca Guadagnino. She is a certified gaga teacher and regularly teaches workshops and classes internationally, as well as staging Sharon Eyal’s works. She is currently based out of Berlin.

 

You can sign up online and find more information here: https://braswellartscenter.com/workshops/ or simply just send an email to: admin@braswellartscenter.com


Lecture at the Juilliard School

It was a great lecture at the Juilliard School for the Senior seminar class. The topic was Securing a job in Europe. Thank you Alicia and team for a great class. Here are a few of my favorite quotes I collected for the lecture.........

 

Be aware. Be informed. There is really no excuse in this day and age to not know what type of company you are auditioning for. My friends from other companies say the same and it can come off disrespectful. Make triple sure that you have the names spelled correctly and are addressing the person in a very polite way. You can never be too polite. Try not to give the I need any job template email attitude.

-CRISTIANA SCIABORDI -Ballett Theater Basel Ballett Master

Within the process of an audition I always want to first get to know the background, experience and technique of the dancers who apply for a position with our company. Therefore we ask them to forward video(s) with whatever material they can provide and if possible contemporary variations. It can be an improvisation as well as a sequence from the repertoire they are dancing at the moment. For me as ballet director it is just vital to get a closer view of the dancer's technical abilities and her or his personality. Any video material over-sophisticated or too elaborated camera work  can blur the view on the individuality and uniqueness of the respective dancer. Therefore my overall advice for the presentation is to keep it simple and honest.

-GOYO MONTERO - Staatstheater Nürnberg Director 

Present videos that are clear, well lit and show you dancing to music, not with music overlaid on a bunch of movement. Make an impression by presenting how you work, not only relying on being a good mover.

-TAMAS MORITZ - Royal Ballet Of Flanders Assoiate Director 

Personality. Physicality. Like a sponge, ready to learn and to work. Hungry. To complete yourself not only as a dancer, but also as a person. I always say its pretty easy these days to find good dancers, but not so easy to find good people.

-STEPHEN DELATTRE - Delattre Dance Company 

 


Interview with Regio Aktuell

Check out Lisa and I in the Regio aktuell!!! We are so proud and grateful, and happy. Thank you for giving us a chance to speak about our project and our passion.

Armando Braswell wuchs in New York auf, jetzt nennt er Basel sein Zuhause. In seinem neuen Braswell Arts Center will der gefeierte Solo-Tänzer an der Austrasse 19 unter anderem Kinder unterrichten und regionalen und internationalen Künstlern eine Plattform bieten.

Read the article here: http://www.regio-info.ch/…/menschen/2017-08-02-16-11-37.html


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


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


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


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/


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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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:
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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 

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Frequently Asked Questions

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[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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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

 


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



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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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. "


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 >>


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!


Childrens workshop in Zug!

Richard Wherlock and I taught two days of workshops before our performance in Zug. I had a great time teaching these kids to move! They were a great, focused group. I was shocked to see that we also had a lot of boys there! I started to dance in a program similar to this one. I think it is a great thing especially at that age. Great work guys!!! check out the slide show above.


Tanz Workshop in Luzern

Come and Dance with me!

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


Armando teaching at the LUCA Tanzworkshops

First LUCA Tanzworkshops

LUCA Tanzprojekte presented a dance workshop series at the Produktion Zentrum in Stuttgart. The workshop offered two levels of Modern/Jazz class ( taught by me ) and two levels of Contemporary class taught by Michéle Swennen. Those who still had energy left were encouraged to take part in the choreography workshop also taught by Michéle. There was plenty of positive feedback and cool LUCA T-shirts. Check the LUCA website for more info. It was a well organized and fun weekend. A big success. Congratulations to Carmen and Luciana for following their dreams. Good job girls!  Check out this cool video trailer of the workshop.


Summer workshops in NYC

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

Audience Workshop in Baden Baden

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

Ready To Dance Project

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


Teaching @ The NEW YORK CITY DANCE SCHOOL

I am teaching Jazz Dance every monday at the NYCDS in Stuttgart! My class is Jazz with a Contemporary vibe.... ALL are welcome to come and dance with me. Click the photo below for more info.

Monday nights !!!

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