Inside Ballet Theater Basel

A glimpse into the rehearsal of a new creation by Richard Wherlock

October 20th, 2016|0 Comments

Inside Ballet Theater Basel Introducing a new creative blog by Armando Braswell about the life of Ballet Theater Basel. A behind the scenes journal where the public can discover a new perspective vision of a [...]


Ain’t nothing like the real thing.

September 16th, 2016|4 Comments

Dear Diary, I'm so sick and tired of advertising and media companies disrespecting dancers. It's absolutely ridiculous, lazy and offensive to the hundreds of talented, and gorgeous, dancers out there. After the Free People disaster [...]



August 24th, 2016|2 Comments

Two of my most talented friends have teamed up together to start a new summer program called MOVE NYC. I got a chance to speak with them about their new program in NYC. Our conversation [...]

∆n HOUR Of POWer w/ z ∑ n

Vol. 5 – The radiant alchemy of blackness

October 15th, 2016|1 Comment

An ancestral cosmic odyssey exploring the landscapes of the human experiment through energetic celestial migrations.    


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 [...]

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. [...]


Is There Room?

August 24th, 2016|1 Comment

In recent years I’ve witnessed conversations in the dance community about choreographic saviors of the ballet, but the truth is they’re mostly white men connected to some large ballet institution. I have no animus towards [...]


Going Through #18

August 25th, 2016|0 Comments

"The twilight is sad and cloudy, The wind blows wild and free, And like the wings of sear-birds Hash the white caps of the sea."  Henry Wadsworth Longfellow STILL LIFE // Choreographie & Tanz: Alberto Franceschini, David N. Russo// [...]


Jenny Morris and Gallery4

September 15th, 2016|0 Comments

This summer I had the pleasure of traveling to Florence, Italy and meeting some members of the Gallery4 team.  When people say the world is small, it's no joke; I met Paul and Melinda Hand (Gallery4 Florence team leaders) at a friend's wedding in Mississippi last January and we were [...]


So You Think You Can Dance

September 16th, 2016|1 Comment

I walked out of the theatre following the premiere showing of Sergei Polunin's 'Dancer' feeling perplexed, a little disappointed and obviously in love. Steven Cantor's documentary on the infamous and insanely talented bad boy of [...]

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 [...]


Jordan Tuinman

September 28th, 2016|0 Comments

Jordan Tuinman @ BEHIND THE SCENES - Interview En L' air Behind the scenes is a new series highlighting the work of the artists backstage. Today we welcome Jordan Tuinman our first artists of the [...]

INTERVIEW EN L’AIR – The original interview series

Friedemann Vogel

September 30th, 2016|2 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


Academics vs Talent

September 29th, 2016|0 Comments

I graduated from a prestigious performing arts high school in New York City; a school that was the basis for the 1980 film "Fame". Jennifer Aniston, Al Pacino, Liza Minnelli, Arthur Mitchell, and even Interview [...]

EXPOSED: A fresh perspective

New Beginnings

September 15th, 2016|0 Comments

Art is vital to a well-rounded education. It enriches our lives and our minds and allows to engage with the world and each other on a deeper level. The benefits for students of low socioeconomic [...]


New Zealand’s Ross McCormack, His Work and Symbolism

October 12th, 2016|0 Comments

Ross McCormack is Principal Choreographer for World of Wearable Arts for the second year now. McCormack is a renowned Kiwi choreographer who worked on numerous big events including the 2014 New Zealand Festival of the [...]


Reflections: Keep Building.

September 15th, 2016|0 Comments

After a jam packed last couple of months and the imminent promise of more madness in the months to follow, I decided it was necessary for me to take a “self care” moment. Reflection, after [...]


Believe, “Belove”

September 29th, 2016|0 Comments

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 [...]


Knncht-Prod. – R2D2 [Interview En L’Air Edit]

September 29th, 2016|0 Comments

This track was a side product while creating music for an interactive installation in 2016. Dropping it exclusively edited for Interview En L’Air Radio! Follow KNNCHT-Prod. on Soundcloud Follow KNNCHT-Prod. on [...]


A S P E N • S A N T A • F E • B A L L E T

August 29th, 2016|0 Comments


Breakfast for Dinner

September 20th, 2016|0 Comments

Many nights, when I don’t know what to make, I turn to this crowd pleaser.  Fluffy old-fashioned chocolate chip pancakes, crispy thick cut bacon and some scrambled eggs. There is nothing special about this, yet [...]


2 Months: Delicious Ambiguity [SOUL]

August 22nd, 2016|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 [...]



August 1st, 2016|0 Comments

How many of us believe that orgasm is only related to sex?  How many of us are a bit shy to talk about it?  How many of you women out there have found yourself in [...]



August 22nd, 2016|0 Comments

~Detroit, USA *artÉmotion Summer Intensive* I had the pleasure of being on faculty for this intensive founded & produced by Ballet West First Soloist, Allison DeBona and Ballet in the City. My company, BAD BOYS [...]


We Are

August 1st, 2016|1 Comment


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!


Bewegung #4

May 18th, 2016|0 Comments


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 [...]


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 [...]


Of beauty pageants, beauty queens and fashion design

August 1st, 2016|2 Comments

Few things are as deeply rooted in our organism as our fascination for the beautiful and good - whether it be our fascination for beautiful faces, architecture or beautiful clothes. We have bowed down to [...]

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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


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 [...]


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, [...]


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 [...]