Did you guys see me projected on the Roche Tower!!! Crazy! Thank you to Roche for adding #dance to your party. I am so #grateful to be a part of your celebration. Thank you to Charlie Hui at Viswerk for capturing the moment perfectly. Shout out to photographer Ida zenna for the dance shot. This was the first photo for "Ballett Dienstag" which is now called the Braswell Arts Center: www.braswellartscenter.com
by Armando Braswell
I have always wanted to create a program for elite dancers that is heavy based on performance and company preparation. Now it happens!
The Braswell Arts Center Pre-Professional Program is a year-round training and mentorship program for dancers ages 13-18, who demonstrate exceptional potential for a career in dance. With our experienced teachers and mentors coming from professional dance careers with some of the best dance companies in the world, we know what it takes to succeed in the dance world as it is today. Dancers in all stages of technical development are invited to apply.
More information: https://braswellartscenter.com/pre-professional-program/
More information: https://braswellartscenter.com/pre-professional-program
I am back at the Prix De Lausanne Summer intensive!!! I am super excited to work with these amazing young artists!
For more information on how you can join us in Lausanne visit here:
Here is the Facebook posts:
Here you can find my Prix De Lausanne teaching history: https://www.prixdelausanne.org/spotlight/armando-braswell/
Happy to announce that I will be joining the Bolzano Danza Workshops team this year in Italy! I am very happy about that!
I am teaching Contemporary Jazz and Modern.
From Brooklyn to Bolzano You can get more info and join me in Italy here: https://tanzbozen.it/en/course-offer/teachers.html?L=1
#KeepBolzanoMoving #posterboy by Ismael Lorenzo
The Braswell Arts Center is a space for creativity, collaboration and innovation in all art forms. Since 2017, we are proud to offer dance classes and other artistic experiences for all ages, levels, and body types as well as create fresh initiatives for underprivileged children and development opportunities for emerging artists. Through arts education and exchange, the BAC strives to encourage collaboration, creation, networking and entrepreneurship within the local and international arts community.
Due to government restrictions in place to fight the COVID-19 pandemic, the BAC has been closed for 6 of the last 12 months and — even when we've been able to open — operating with a limited capacity for another 5 months due to distancing restrictions. As you can imagine, the effects of these last 11 months have impacted us greatly. We are in a difficult position at the moment, however we remain positive!
In an effort to raise awareness about the current situation of the BAC, we welcome you to join us for the Braswell Arts Center Virtual Benefit Gala. Featuring an evening of high-quality dance performances from artists all around the world, the goal of this fundraiser event is to raise support for the BAC as well as to help us continue moving forward in our mission to #KeepBaselMoving.
MARCH 20th, 2021 7PM CET
Check out the Braswell Arts Center Website for the line-up of AMAZING artists: https://braswellartscenter.com/virtual-gala
Take my classes from anywhere in the world! After many requests, I am excited to announce that we are launching our online archive TODAY! Our popular online classes are now open for the public to enjoy anytime, anywhere. For a small one-time fee, you will have a full year of access to our online class archive, full of dance and fitness classes taught by our very talented BAC Team. And we're adding more each week!
For more information, and to sign up, visit: https://loom.ly/cigV6W4
For more information, and to sign up, visit: https://loom.ly/cigV6W4
Fantastic dancers in my contemporary class at the MMC Dance Company. It was a joy to teach the company through zoom!
I guess that is the a nice thing about zoom classes...is now my reach is much farther. Teaching in NYC? No problem!
The technical set up at the Braswell Arts Center is getting pretty serious now, cameras and microphones....
Lets go dance institutions! I am ready for your call....hahaha!
We are grateful to have this a chance to share #KeepBaselMoving with the Basel public! Thank you Regio TV for believing in what we do and sharing your platform.
If you want to know more about our moment in collaboration with dance schools and fitness studios in Basel, please visit: keepbaselmoving
I am excited to be back at the Prix de Lausanne in 2021 and this time as a jury member!!! I feel honored to be surrounded by such great artists and look forward to this special experience.
Here is an interview and from the last competition:
Check out the press release below:
We are very thrilled to announce the names of this 2021 Jury panel, once again made up of world-renowned dance personalities, who will gather in Lausanne next February to watch the 79 candidates’ videos and mark them.
The jury of the Video Edition will be made up of the following members:
Here is a video fro the last timeI was at the prix: https://fb.watch/2RMl7YfGC8/
Here you can find more information on the prix website: https://www.prixdelausanne.org/jury-2021-video-edition/
Here is my "Prix page": https://www.prixdelausanne.org/spotlight/armando-braswell/
Stay tuned for more information and follow me on Facebook and Instagram for live updates!
I had a FAB time teaching for the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School at American Ballet Theatre in NYC Thank you Cynthia Harvey for the opportunity to work with these beauties I brought my favorite percussionist, Fabio with me! #LiveMusicAlways #distancelearning #braswellarstcenter
I will be teaching Contemporary Ballet at this years FREI ART FESTIVAL!!!
September 12th , 2020 @ 10am
TANZ // PERFORMANCES // WORKSHOPS // MUSIK //
DANCE CONTEST // LIVE ACTS
9. September bis 13. September 2020
Studio Pro Arte I Freiburg I Merzhausen
More information here: https://www.freiartfestival.com/member/contemporary-ballett-armando-braswell/
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!
Join us for a fun week of multi-arts programming with the Braswell Arts Center. Offering full or half-day camp options for children ages 6 and up. Artistic mentoring with high-quality artists and teachers to inspire the next generation of young artists! Fun and engaging classes in all art forms. Join us!
June 29th - July 3rd
July 6th - July 10th
July 13th - July 17th
July 20th - July 24th
July 27th - July 31st
August 3rd - August 7th
DANCE -- ART / CRAFTS -- MUSIC / COMPOSITION -- DIGITAL ART & TECHNOLOGY -- DAILY OUTINGS
Half-Day (9:00-12:00) CHF 400 per week
Full-Day (9:00-17:00) CHF 800 per week
Early Drop-Off (8:00-9:00) CHF 25 per hour
Late Pick-Up (17:00-18:00) CHF 25 per hour
English, German and French speaking staff.
Bring a packed lunch. Znüni and Zveri is provided!
Secure facilities. Central, easily accessible studio with lots of sunlight.
8:00 - 9:00 Free Play (Early Drop-Off )
9:00 - 10:00 Dance / Movement
10:15 - 10:45 Znüni
11:00 - 12:00 Music / Composition
12:00 - 13:00 Lunch
13:00 - 15:00 Outing
15:15 - 15:45 Zvieri
16:00 - 17:00 Art / Crafts
17:00 - 18:00 Digital Art / Technology (Late Pick-Up)
DANCE / COMPOSITION
Students learn creative ways to move their body while exploring elements of professional dance techniques. A special focus on basic composition and individuality, hopefully leading to a small creation. Our classes promote positive self-image and are for all ages and body types. This class is hard work, but lots of fun.
ART / CRAFTING
Our young artists are given a guided experience though multiple “colors” of Art. From painting to crafting to sculpture, artists are encouraged to create every day and mentored through different styles and basic techniques. This program also introduces elements of fashion and sustainable art, our walls will be full with daily exhibitions.
This class adds a computer to all art forms. Children are daily guided through a digital exploration of computer functions and programs and their impact on different art forms. Because each day is a new experience, this class aims to create a “digital diary” to encourage the students to “document” their time here, with a focus on video creation. Most importantly this class connects all art forms through a modern technology and gives each student a chance to shine.
Sign-up forms are provided for each week. Simply click desired week below.
All camps will take place at the Braswell Arts Center located at Austrasse 19 in Basel
To complete your registration, please use the provided form or send an email with your name, telephone number, your child’s age and which weeks you'd like to join to email@example.com.
As always, please feel free to contact us at any time if you have any further questions. We're looking forward to having your child with us!
Please send your payments to the following account:
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:
Lisa Horten Skillbrei
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
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 <<
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!
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.
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.
More dates to follow!
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!
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!
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
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/
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.
I am giving dance workshops for the whole family at family at the Basel Kunstmusuem!!! Bring your whole family and join us!
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
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!
Here is the spotlight interview on the site!
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:
The association does not pursue any commercial purposes and is not for profit.
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.
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!!!
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
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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
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! :) :) :)
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!
And from iPhone :)
Main photo: 📸 Kim Culetto
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
For TANZFEST 2019, Ballett Theater Basel and the Braswell Arts Center worked together to create wonderful public events for the Basel community. The BAC hosted two dance workshops with the Ballett Masters of Ballett Theater Basel, Manuel Renard and Ayako Nakano.
As a second event, and in collaboration with the Basel Ballett Guild, we also hosted an Inside Ballett Theater Basel video screening and Apero. A small gathering with the team and the public to celebrate the official blog of Ballett Theater Basel and to watch our favorite videos and learn about our process.
It was so much fun to be a part of TANZFEST! looking forward to next year!
Video by Max Zachrisson.
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/
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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 email@example.com
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
#cdfancona2019 #armandobraswell #braswellartscenter#jazzdance #moderndance #summerdancecamp#allstylesdancecamp #campusdidanza #campusdidanza2019#ancona #newyork #basel #dancelife
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!"
For more information about the summer program, please take a look at this link: prixdelausanne.org/summer-intensive-european-preselection/
I always feel like I sound like Mickey Mouse on the radio.....Hahaha! Take a listen at this short interview with my blog team and Richard Wherlock!!!
Our "Inside Ballett Theater Basel" Blog on Radio X!!! The English Show
More information on the English Show Website:
Shout out to Interview En L'air, who gets a brand new re-build this year. :)
Inside Ballet Theater Basel Team:
Armando Braswell, Max Fredrik Fjeldmose Zachrisson, and Ruben Dario Bañol
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
We are so happy to be featured in the Bâle en Français, with an interview about Inside Ballett Theater Basel. Thank you for taking the time to speak with us and helping us to tell our story.
Here is the full article in French: https://www.baleenfrancais.ch/2018/11/les-danseurs-du-ballet-de-bale-hors-les-murs/?fbclid=IwAR3y_pN96jM_fLygryzT5L-scIHfbSF6h3sMvI3d0YPRJuQZvkcovJib-ho
INSIDE BALLET THEATER BASEL
Introducing a new creative video blog by 3 dancers of the Ballet, 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.
The Blog Team: Armando Braswell, Max Zachrisson and Rubén Bañol Herrera
In collaboration with :
Richard Wherlock, artistic director, Ballett Theater Basel,
The Basler Ballett Guilde
Theater Basel, communication department
Interview En l’air, online magazine
Basellandschaftliche Kantonalbank, Partner des Ballett Theater Basel
And the dancers of the Ballett Theater Basel
20 Minutes article: https://www.20min.ch/schweiz/basel/story/Ballett-geht-auch-ganz-unverkrampft-23047131
So proud and lucky to be featured in Annabelle magazine! For my American friends, This is a BIG deal :):):) this is like the "Marie Claire" of Switzerland. Thank you to Barbara for taking the time to tell our story!
The article is available online: https://www.annabelle.ch/leben/sport/ballett-für-alle-48806
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
Short back story:
Inside Ballett Theater Basel is a concept blog that was created with together with Richard Wherlock. It was a great opportunity given to me to build my project development and team building skills and also develop my and creative thinking and marketing. Together with my team Max Zachrisson and Ruben Dario Banol, we catalog our ballet seasons in film. It is a great fun.
Our blog has been featured in 20 minutes Magazine Basel!!! Which is a big deal for us ! To get recognition for the work that we have done is GRAND :) but also to show the city the work we are doing is even better! Check out the article here with a video by Ruben: https://www.20min.ch/schweiz/basel/story/Ballett-geht-auch-ganz-unverkrampft-23047131
Here is our webpage: http://www.interviewenlair.com/inside-ballet-theater-basel/
The Blog Team:
Rubén Bañol Herrera
in collaboration with :
Richard Wherlock, artistic director, Ballett Theater Basel
Interview en l’Air, online magazine
BLKB, Partner des Ballett Theater Basel
I have been selected to be on the 2018 BE Modern Man of Distinction 100 list.
Thank you Black Enterprise Magazine, for this recognition, it was such a nice surprise!
Here is my interview: http://www.blackenterprise.com/be-modern-man-armando-braswell/
Thank you Jubal Batistti and Kostas Moros for the lovely pictures :)
Lisa and I are so proud to present a exhibition for a good cause!!!
Contemporary art artist, Pedro Martin Rojo, is a guest at the Braswell Arts Center. Powerful, colorful, expressive – the Spanish artist uses every color that one can imagine. In preparation for his exhibition during the Art Basel week, he presents his work in the large space of the Arts Center and paints a large format painting especially for this event, live before the public. The artist will be personally present from June 11, 2018 until June 16, 2018. The Braswell Arts Center will be alive the entire week of Art Basel with artistic, musical and dance events in a chill cocktail atmosphere.
Vernissage: June 11th 2018, 18 h
Exhibition opening with the artist, Pedro Martin Rojo
Exhibition: June 11-16th 2018, 12-22 h
Color explosion and pop-art of the Spanish artist, Pedro Martin Rojo
Live-Painting: June 11-16th 2018, 12–14 h
Live painting and an auction at the end of the day
Daily Auction: June 11-16th 2018, 18 h
Each day one painting will be auctioned off. 20 percent of all sales from the exhibition and auctions will go directly to the “BAC Kids” — a program from Braswell Arts Center geared towards helping underprivileged children.
Live Performance: June 11-16th, 19 h
Dance and music events with Ansi Verwey, Armando Braswell and other guests as well as an exclusive bar with small snacks in a wonderful setting.
For more information please visit: www.braswellartscenter.com/exhibition
The Facebook event is constantly update with information: https://www.facebook.com/events/103636000503577/
I am happy to announce my choreography for the HIDDEN PROJECT at IWB Filter 4!!! with special GUEST PERFORMANCES joining us also!!!
Sunday, May 20 at 4 PM
IWB Filter 4 - Culture Affairs
Eingang Reservoirstrasse, 4059 Basel, Switzerland
By Ruben Dario Bañol
Ruben Dario Banol
By Alba Carbonell Castillo
Music: Alba Carbonell Castillo
Costumes: Alba Carbonell Castillo
A new piece by Armando Braswell
Music: Bruno Raco
Film: Max Zacchrison
Dancers courtesy of Ballett Theater Basel, Richard Wherlock, Theater Basel
HIDDEN PROJECT ( https://www.facebook.com/events/424654177962103/ )
In the project HIDDEN, art historian Catherine Iselin and photographer Kostas Maros explore the question of what makes the fascination of hidden places. Together, they visit selected places throughout Switzerland that are inaccessible to the majority of people, or have remained hidden so far. In search of the unusually ordinary, the strangely strange and the multifariously unique, photographs are to be created and stories told that will be presented in May 2018 in the form of an exhibition and an illustrated book.
Vernissage: Friday, May 4 at 7 PM - 10 PM ( https://www.facebook.com/events/143714646427903/ )
Check out this little blurb from the Juilliard Journal about "Life after Juilliard".
This is the first time I use Use the RAMSTIEN OPTIK Headshot which I LOVE!!!. Thank you Flavia Schaub Photography!
For the full online PDF please go here : http://online.fliphtml5.com/tnxj/wkvb/
Thank you Amanda Bennett and Balletschule Theater Basel for your great work! :) It was a pleasure to work with Couture Atelier! All of the students and team put together a fantastic show!
This was so much fun!!! :) The radio life is very fast paced. Check out Lisa and I on THE ENGLISH SHOW on Radio X!!
Here is the full interview (starting at 18:30): http://theenglishshow.com/shows/2018-04-17
I am sooooooooo lucky to announce that I will be one of the featured Basel residents in the new Ramstein Optik Campaign.
Check out our article in TANZ magazine!
I am so grateful! :) Amazing!
Please share! :)
BASEL LIFE MAGAZINE: Introducing the Braswell Arts Center
Since last summer, Basel has a place that bridges the gap between art and the public! The Braswell Arts Center provides quality dance lessons as well as provides a space for creativity, collaboration and innovation in diverse art forms.
Read the full article here
Check me out in the kids newspaper in Basel!
BZ BASEL/BEBBI KIDS: “Ich mag es einen Schwan order Vampir zu tanzen”
Armando Braswell ist ein Balletttänzer aus dem Bas- ler Ballett-Ensemble. Er ist in sehr armen Verhältnissen in New York aufgewachsen und hat sich dann in seiner Jugend «heraufgetanzt». Wir von der Bebbi-Kids- Redaktion haben ihn getro en und interviewt. Zusätzlich durften wir ihm bei seinem Training zuschauen.
Read Article Here
YEEEAAA!!! Our childrens program lives! We were worried that we would not have enough support to make this happen. Now with the Basellandschaft Bank stepping in as a MAIN SPONSOR we are sure that we can at least get it going. They believe in what we are doing and are not afraid to stand with us in the beginning stages.
We lack 15,000 in our project fund to make this happen...
BIC/ SWIFT: UBSWCHZH80A
I am so proud to present images from our FIRST Artistic Residency at the Braswell Arts Center! We presented the wonderful Roderick George/KnoName Artist and it was a GREAT show.
Taking influences from classical ballet, hiphop and breakdance, and modern dance, Roderick George contemplates race relations, being an immigrant, and challenges the status quo in his new piece, Fleshless Beast. Collaborating with artist LOTIC, both from Houston, Texas, they deconstruct their understandings of race, globalization, and their personal experiences through dance and music. George’s work, Dust, debuted at the Tanztage Berlin 2016.
Braswell Arts Center Artist Residency Program
Your new Opera. Your new piece for string quartet. Your new solo Dance piece. Your new play. Your new sculpture or painting. Created in peace and surrounded by good energy. Supporting artists by providing a space and means to create a new work in all art forms.
The Braswell Arts Center Artist Residency Program will offer a professional arts space to artists, to create, rehearse and perform in Basel. A fresh initiative, offering development and performance opportunities while providing support for emerging or established artists. In collaboration with Basel-Stadt, Basel-Land, corporations, foundations and the public, we hope to create a mentorship through free rehearsal and performance space and providing resources and support. A chance to focus on making their best work. We aspire to provide quality performances for the public at the end of the program and, by doing that, encouraging and nurturing a new audience who might not have been exposed to the arts otherwise.
Check us out on FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/braswellartscenter/posts/389359398168414
Here is more info: http://www.braswellartscenter.com/residency/
I had the pleasure of presenting a piece of mine in this years Advents Calendar performance at Theater Basel! As always it was so much fun :)
This was the last performance for the apprentices of this piece this year!! :) A great job guys!
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This year as a part of the KLEE exhibition in Basel ( A cooperation with the Fondation Beyeler and Theater Basel ) I was asked to present a work of mine at the Theater Basel Foyer stage and speak about abstraction in dance. I presented a work I made for the the four apprentices of Ballet Theater Basel called "Duet Duet". Thank you Pavel for a great experience!
At the beginning of the twentieth century, the abandonment of the figurative was not only a central topic for many European artists in the fine arts: in literature, in music and in the performing arts, too, more abstract forms of expression emerged. Based on the exhibition "Paul Klee - The Abstract Dimension" at the Fondation Beyeler in Riehen, the soirée embarks on an interdisciplinary search for traces of abstraction in art - with high-caliber conversation partners and artistic contributions.
More information here: https://www.theater-basel.ch/
It was my honor to be a part of the international day of volunteers. It was very very special to present my story to the HUGE public and to be a part of such a great event. thank you to everyone for your good energy!
Here is the program:
I am very excited to present a new work at Carta Blanca Dance!
In the unique setting of IWB Filter 4, the second in the Presents series features 5 new pieces by choreographers Alba Carbonell, Armando Braswell, Mara Galeazzi, Anthony Ramiandrisoa, Tana Rosás Suñé and Jorge Garcia Perez. Tickets can be bought online here
19.30 – 21.30
IWB Filter 4, Basel
More information on Carta Blanca Dance:
Check us out on SRF1 Glanz und Gloria!
Der New Yorker Armando Braswell hat eine spannende, aber auch tragische Lebensgeschichte. Seine Mutter stirbt früh, der Vater ist drogenabhängig. Den armen Verhältnissen in New York entkommt er nur dank seinem Hobby, dem Tanzen. Heute lebt er in Basel – und gehört zum Ballett-Ensemble des Theater Basel.
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
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: