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Shamel Pitts: BLACK BOX

December 28th, 2016|0 Comments

I had the pleasure of speaking with SHAMEL PITTS about his new project BLACK BOX  in New York. I have known Shamel for quite some time now and I have watched his blossom into an [...]

SNEAK PEAK: Peer Gynt by Johan Inger – A new creation for Ballet Theater Basel

March 14th, 2017|0 Comments

Peer Gynt is a NEW evening length ballet from the world-reknowed Swedish choreographer, Johan Inger. We are now in the middle of rehearsals and there is a lot of positive energy in the studio. Here is a sneak peak into a rehearsal with Johan and his team at the Theater Basel Probebuhne 4. This video was created by Ruben Dario Bañol, a fellow dancer with Ballet Theater Basel, and newest member of the Inside Ballet Theater Basel video team. Absolutely a fantastic work Ruben! Featuring the dancers of Ballet Theater Basel

DIARY OF A MAD SWAN

Stay in your lane

February 25th, 2017|1 Comment

Dear Diary, It's happening again. First it was singer Tinashe telling people to do "changements" for 15 minutes. Then it was Elle Fanning doing "Pique turns" for Vanity Fair. Tired of me ranting about it? Well, [...]

ART ON THE SIDELINES

VIET DANG: From Basel to Hollywood

November 8th, 2016|0 Comments

I am so excited to present my interviewee for the December issue. With Christmas being a few days away, December is indeed a special month and it is just right to introduce you to another star - [...]

MY POINTE EXACTLY

A Work from Within

February 26th, 2017|1 Comment

Kazlyn Nielsen is an exquisitely talented doe-eyed beauty who hails from the great state of Utah. She is a witty and humble vegetarian with a pair of the greatest legs I've ever seen. Kazlyn is [...]

∆n HOUR Of POWer w/ z ∑ n

Vol. 8 – s p i r i t

December 28th, 2016|0 Comments

∆n HOUR Of POWer w/ z ∑ n - vol. 8 - s p i r i t An ancestral cosmic odyssey exploring the landscapes of the human experiment through energetic celestial migrations.   [...]

THE WINGS OF THE STAATS

S W A N S

February 28th, 2017|0 Comments

THE HERITAGE OF MOVEMENT

Olivia Streater: Connecting Body and Mind

November 30th, 2016|0 Comments

Olivia was interesting to me from the first moment I saw her. There was something in her eyes. Something in her movement. She has a very mystical aura around her, but at the same [...]

DANCESCAPE 

Life After College: Artistic Director

February 14th, 2017|0 Comments

Right after graduating college, my friend decided to start his own dance company, which he called NSquared Dance. I was actually a member of his company for a little over a year and we performed [...]

KNNCHT-PROD.

Portformat – Entropy (2012)

February 25th, 2017|0 Comments

A musical recommendation from my work as a mixing-engineer: Portformat - Entropy Around 5 years ago i’ve finished mixing an outstanding producer-album called Entropy by Portformat, which was then released in summer 2012 on Tokyo [...]

EXPOSED: A fresh perspective

Portrait of an Artist

February 15th, 2017|0 Comments

Art is a very personal experience and means of expression. This month I will be sharing snippets of an interview with a young artist at C.A.S.A. Middle School in the Bronx, Veronica Johnson. Veronica is [...]

ORGANIC AMY

THANK YOU FOR THE OPPORTUNITY

February 28th, 2017|0 Comments

The past few months I’ve been blessed with the experience of sharing information- some would call it teaching but I like to think of it more as creating a space for new things to be [...]

SHANNON’S KITCHEN

My Obsession with Greek Yogurt

February 25th, 2017|0 Comments

Awhile back I was reading about recipe substitutions. Since I’d been trying to cut back on unhealthy fats I decided to try subbing Greek yogurt for sour cream in many of my favorite recipes. Now [...]

GOING THROUGH – A photo journal by Ida Zenna

Going Through #30

February 25th, 2017|0 Comments

"People may say I can't sing, but no one can ever say I didn't sing". // Florence Foster Jenkins Happy Birthday// Ch. Annett Göhre// Tanz Ensemble Theater Plauen Zwickau // Dancer: Maki Taketa, actor: Michael Günther [...]

Going Through #29

February 25th, 2017|0 Comments

“Let's absurdify life, from east to west. Let us play hide-and-seek with our consciousness of living.” //Fernando Pessoa, The Book of Disquiet Form Disquiet// Ch. Cameron McMillan für Palucca Hochschule für Tanz Dresden// Dancer: Gaia Mentoglio, Petr [...]

BEHIND THE SCENES

Nina Botkay

October 31st, 2016|0 Comments

Nina Botkay @ BEHIND THE SCENES - Interview En L' air Behind the scenes is a new series highlighting the work of the artists backstage. Today we welcome Nina Botkay, a freelance dancer and rehearsal assistant for choreographer Alexander Ekman. Do you know someone who would be good for this series? Send an email to: armando@interviewenlair.com

NAKIA’S ROSIN BOX

High Anxiety

October 12th, 2016|0 Comments

“I think you should see our psychological services” these words were uttered to me by Benjamin Harkarvy while attending The Juilliard School back in 1996. At that time as a young dancer I would stress [...]

ART AND EXPLORATION

Doori Na and New Chamber Ballet

October 14th, 2016|1 Comment

One of my favorite parts of living in New York City is being continually surrounded by artists who inspire me.  As I have become the company manager for New Chamber Ballet, it has not only been a pleasure getting to know the company dancers, but also the accompanist artists who [...]

THE ARC

ROCK the VOTE

October 16th, 2016|1 Comment

USA!!! Election day is rapidly approaching... Last month, I had the incredible honor of walking in the "Made for History" fashion show hosted by VOGUE & Anna Wintour, to benefit Presidential candidate, Hillary Clinton. Designers [...]

COMMUNITY

Belinda Mcguire and Excognito Dance Festival

January 5th, 2017|0 Comments

I present to you Belinda McGuire. An amazing dancer, choreographer and artist. Belinda is the new director of her own dance festival called "Excognito Dance Festival". I had a moment to catch-up with her about [...]

A MOMENT WITH…

Joelle Bouvier

October 6th, 2016|0 Comments

A great interview with with Swiss Choreographer Joelle Bouvier.  She is in Basel setting her piece Jeanne D'arc on Ballet Theater Basel. I grabbed her for a quick chat about working with the company and [...]

THE BEND

The Crossover

January 1st, 2017|0 Comments

TheBend: A fusion of insights from creative professionals, discussing concepts of the artistic Mind Body and Soul.  The Bend dives deeper through a broad range of grounded topics often questioned by dancers and creative professionals, [...]

INTERVIEW EN L’AIR – The original interview series

Friedemann Vogel

September 30th, 2016|5 Comments

So honored to have ballet superstar, Mr. Friedemann Vogel at Interview En L'air. We know each other from my Stuttgart days. Friedemann is a such a good energy and easy spirit. It is always a [...]

Roger C. Jeffrey

August 22nd, 2016|0 Comments

Roger C. Jeffrey was born and raised in New York City where he began his training at Bernice Johnson Cultural Arts Center in Queens, New York. A graduate of Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School

BEYOND THE DREAM

Art is the Weapon

December 29th, 2016|1 Comment

As I reflect on my life changing journey to Rwanda with Gibney Dance, it becomes more clear to me than ever that ART IS the weapon. It is not supplementary. It is not extra curricular. [...]

ACROSS MY MIND

Believe, “Belove”

September 29th, 2016|1 Comment

Who hasn’t ever questioned the meaning, origin and purpose of life? Religion and philosophy have always been concerned to resolve the existential questions; hence, is a man who does not believe disinterested in himself and [...]

News Corner

Carta Blanca Dance @ Interview En L’air

September 30th, 2016|0 Comments

A new video by Armando Braswell and Max Zachrisson for Interview En L'air. Carta Blanca Dance (CBD)presented three works by three young choreographers, Andrea Tortosa Vidal, Alba Carbonell and Artistic director of CBD, Jorge Garcia [...]

HELP AN ARTISTIC PROJECT

THE HUNT: An Immersive Theater Production

The Hunt is a new immersive theater project that reimagines the 1692 Salem Witch hysteria in a modern, abstracted setting. The bewitching young Perseph has gone missing, and viewers must navigate a highly unusual cast of characters while unravelling the strange circumstances surrounding her disappearance—ultimately deciding her fate. Designed for an intimate audience and built by a cast of immersive theater vets and fresh, energetic performers, we hope to create an unforgettable evening, one in which even the actors cannot predict the outcome.

In the spring of 2016, The Hunt was one of four proposals to be awarded the generous Great Performances Scholarship Grant (featured in the Broadway Buzz section of the Wall Street Journal), taking us over halfway to our fundraising goals for this stage of the project. We still need $3500 to bring this very special event to life, and we need your help to do it!

THE BARBADIAN DREAM

A Barbadian Dream: Prologue

October 31st, 2016|1 Comment

It’s ironic for a citizen of the United States of America to talk about the Barbadian dream. To make sense of this, I would have to take you back almost 30 years ago when I [...]

BEWEGUNG

Bewegung #4

May 18th, 2016|0 Comments

UNTITLED

Untitled. Unfinished.

February 21st, 2016|3 Comments

Armando asked me to write for Interview En L’air. I initially agreed, excited to have a place for my OpEd pieces and a platform to explore and expose other writing interests (interviews, poems…). I began [...]

HONEST EXPRESSIONS

What Do We Do?

November 30th, 2016|0 Comments

What do we do when it feels like people are so far from understanding one another?What do we do when people consider art elitist and a waste of time?How do we prove them wrong? How [...]

WOMEN in power: DANCE

Cristiana Sciabordi

August 24th, 2016|0 Comments

Cristiana Sciabordi is from Italy. She went to school at Erna Bonk Schule Viareggio. She danced professionally all over Europe, including Teatro del Opera di Roma, Aterballetto, Zürcher Ballett, Luzerner Ballett, and the BerlinBallett / Komische Oper. [...]

SEEKING MAGIC

Long live the Rant!

May 28th, 2016|0 Comments

Recently I found myself sucked into the horror-story that is our political world.  Of course, how can one not be?  As a living, breathing, thinking person there is only so much you can see and [...]

PLACES PLEASE

Can You See Me Now?

August 22nd, 2016|1 Comment

When Simone Manuel became the first African-American woman ever(!) to win an individual Olympic gold medal in swimming, I knew the news would light up with excitement and congratulations for her. I admit that I [...]

LIVE@Interview En l’ Air

Interview En L’air TV – Simon Eschbach

Introducing Interview En L 'air TV. A new section of Interview En L'air. Check out our latest video interview with Simone Eschbach, one of the founders of "SOUL ON TOP" Switzerland's biggest B-Boy Battle Competition.Video by: Nathan Haller -- Admin: Stephanie Hänggi

A DANCE FOR YOU AND ME

Ballet to Bollywood: A love affair with dance continues

August 1st, 2016|0 Comments

"I am Carolin. My mom grew up in post-war Germany and as things stood back then, they had so little money that she had the impossible choice between the Ballet class she loved or buying a [...]

THE SEAQUIST JIVE

Time Goes By Like Rabbits

March 4th, 2016|5 Comments

It is thirty years ago today (and to the day) that I took my first ballet class. It was a warm summer evening and although it had been a dream of mine for a while, [...]

SOUNDS ABOUT THE AXIS

We Are

August 1st, 2016|1 Comment