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IN THE SPOTLIGHT

Loop Tanz

June 2nd, 2017|0 Comments

What is Loop Tanz? Loop Tanz is a Dance collective of us three as choreographers created to present our work in the region of Basel. Loop Tanz runs on a yearly continuation, where each one of [...]

DanceLab 8

June 28th, 2017|0 Comments

n 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.

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 - [...]

DIARY OF A MAD SWAN

“One Song, Glory”

August 6th, 2017|0 Comments

Dear Diary, **Disclaimer-Spoiler Alert** Well, I finally saw La La Land...late I know. Without going into an in-depth critique, I'll just say that if this movie had won for Best Film over Moonlight, I would've [...]

MY POINTE EXACTLY

Tired of Rome

August 5th, 2017|1 Comment

I've been so lucky. I've been able to train at some of the best schools in the nation with financial assistance. My student loans are minimal, though still burdernsome, compared to so many. I get [...]

WORDS IN BETWEEN STATES

As I fall asleep, thinking of you….

May 5th, 2017|1 Comment

People have at times inspired me to write. This is one of those examples... This is our time Turn out the light The moon is high I’ll hold you close Squeeze you tight The air [...]

DANCESCAPE 

Clifton Brown Returns to Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

June 15th, 2017|0 Comments

Clifton Brown has been one of my favorite dancers for the longest time. The first time I saw him perform was back in 2008-2009, when he was a company member in The Alvin Ailey American [...]

EXPOSED: A fresh perspective

Jocelyn

July 18th, 2017|0 Comments

I find it astounding that some people inexplicably have the power and the ability to express themselves artistically. What is it’s source of that ability? Is it an inherent quality or can it be acquired? [...]

KNNCHT-PROD.

Knncht-Prod. – [on the run tape 2011]

June 15th, 2017|0 Comments

Here is another segment of the 2011 instrumental-tape “on the run” - One of the early collaborations of Knncht-Prod. and Armando Braswell. “The soundscapes of Knncht-Prod.’s On The Run Tape were created for a sound-installation [...]

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 [...]

THE WINGS OF THE STAATS

S W A N S

February 28th, 2017|0 Comments

∆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.   [...]

GOING THROUGH – A photo journal by Ida Zenna

Going Through #35

August 6th, 2017|0 Comments

"So the darkness shall be the light, and the stillness the dancing"   T. S. Eliot "Cupid´s Gun" Choreography: Ihsan Rustem// Palucca Hochschule für Tanz Dresden 2017

Going Through #34

July 18th, 2017|0 Comments

"Luck is a matter of preparation meeting opportunity"  Lucius Annaeus Seneca

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 [...]

SHANNON’S KITCHEN

Shannon’s Kitchen: Beyond Avocado Toast

July 18th, 2017|0 Comments

Californians are obsessed with avocados. We put them in smoothies, we eat guacamole by the bowl full and are even willing to pay insane prices for avocado toast at hipster cafes. I too am fond [...]

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 [...]

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, [...]

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 [...]

INTERVIEW EN L’AIR – The original interview series

Miki Orihara

June 20th, 2017|0 Comments

Miki Orihara is known for her Bessie Award-winning career with the Martha Graham Dance Company, which she joined in 1987. In addition to performing the Graham repertory, she has worked closely with the renowned Japanese-American dancer, choreographer [...]

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 [...]

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

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. [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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

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 [...]

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 [...]

SOUNDS ABOUT THE AXIS

We Are

August 1st, 2016|1 Comment

SEEKING MAGIC

High-Speed Dating

April 16th, 2016|2 Comments

I can't speak for wherever it is in the world that you are reading this from; but it's springtime here in Germany.  Things are blooming, the earth offers up her fertile wonders and suitcases, packed [...]

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 [...]

BEWEGUNG

Bewegung #4

May 18th, 2016|0 Comments

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, [...]