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 - [...]

INSIDE BALLETT THEATER BASEL

Robin Hood by Richard Wherlock – Rehearsal trailer

November 15th, 2016|1 Comment

Here is a NEW rehearsal trailer about Richard Wherlock's newest creation for Ballet Theater Basel, Robin Hood. This video includes an interview with Richard Wherlock about, his new piece. I want to take a moment [...]

DIARY OF A MAD SWAN

Practice What You Tweet

November 16th, 2016|0 Comments

Dear Diary, Remember when I said that October was the scariest thing that happened this year? Oops. In my wildest nightmares I could not have fathomed the situation that is happening in America right now. [...]

MY POINTE EXACTLY

We Will Survive

November 15th, 2016|0 Comments

"At first I was afraid, I was petrified. Keep thinking I could never live, in a world so gentrified. I spent way too many nights, crying how it's done me wrong, til I remembered, I've [...]

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 [...]

∆n HOUR Of POWer w/ z ∑ n

∆n HOUR Of POWer w/ z ∑ n – vol. 7 ::: s u r v i v i n g

November 30th, 2016|0 Comments

An ancestral cosmic odyssey exploring the landscapes of the human experiment through energetic celestial migrations. find more of the series > https://www.mixcloud.com/DOvecaKE/  

THE WINGS OF THE STAATS

G I S E L L E

November 30th, 2016|2 Comments

W I N G S Q U E E N of the W I L L I E S  P I E R C E D • S H A D O W T U L L E and W I N G S P R O F I L E B E L L S B E T R A Y A L I [...]

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 time [...]

DANCESCAPE 

Saved by Art

November 30th, 2016|1 Comment

“Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.” ― Pablo Picasso Dancer: Leo Hishikawa Since Donald Trump became the president-elect, I've become more wary and fearful of the future, especially as an [...]

KNNCHT-PROD.

What Happened To The World

November 13th, 2016|2 Comments

December 2016. In the US, an unpredictable racist and sexist president has just been elected, while right wing parties get stronger and stronger and numerous wars and crisis continue all over the planet - most [...]

EXPOSED: A fresh perspective

We Interrupt Your Regularly Scheduled Article…

November 30th, 2016|1 Comment

This election cycle has been unlike any in our memory. The nation is profoundly conflicted. People are deeply divided with only their passion to unite them. Dissatisfied with the results of the election and its [...]

ORGANIC AMY

A POEM ON THE STATE OF THINGS

December 1st, 2016|2 Comments

When something you think you know you believe  is then pulled like a carpet out from under your feet and you are left floating in a never ending darkness, trying to find your feet, trying [...]

SHANNON’S KITCHEN

Game Changing Twists

November 15th, 2016|0 Comments

I have a short attention span, and while I love classic comfort food and holiday fare, today I’m sharing two of my favorites twists: Italian Ciabatta Bread Stuffing with pancetta and parmesan, and Carmel Apple [...]

GOING THROUGH – A photo journal by Ida Zenna

Going Through #23

November 30th, 2016|0 Comments

Clara: I want to stay with you, I do. But...   Nutcracker: But? But what? Clara: Oh, I don't know, I'm so confused. It's just, well, the Land of the Dolls is where you all [...]

Going Through #22

October 17th, 2016|0 Comments

“Ve y coge una estrella fugaz; fecunda a la raíz de mandrágora; dime dónde está el pasado, o quién hendió la pezuña del diablo; enséñame a oír cómo canta la sirena ...." John Donne "Fugaz" [...]

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

Spain in a Day

November 1st, 2016|0 Comments

Two of Ballett Theater Basel's dancer were selected to participate in the new film of Isabelle Coixet " Spain In a Day". The film was made with a international competition, where film makers were asked [...]

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

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 professionals, [...]

INTERVIEW EN L’AIR – The original interview series

Friedemann Vogel

September 30th, 2016|3 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

Reflections: Possibility.

October 31st, 2016|0 Comments

A life in the Arts is not easy. Particularly in a city as over saturated, intense, competitive, and expensive as New York City. Millions of people move here yearly with the hopes of “making it” [...]

ACROSS MY MIND

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 [...]

IN THE SPOTLIGHT

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 [...]

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 [...]

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