Armando Braswell is a soloist dancer and collaborative artist from New York City. Armando received his Bachelors of Fine Arts Degree in Dance from the Juilliard School in 2006. Throughout his career, Armando has been fortunate enough to work with many great choreographers, and perform with professional companies. Currently Armando is a soloist with Ballett Theater Basel. Armando has established himself as a guest teacher in high demand. Armando continues to give workshops and guest classes all over the world. In 2016 Armando founded “Ballett Dienstag”, as a community where ballet dancers of all levels and all body types could have a place to have quality ballet classes with live music. In addition to his artistic activities, Armando is also active in the journalistic field . The importance of this work , which gives an insight into the thoughts and inspiration of dance artists worldwide , and which he publishes regularly in his series “Interview en l’air” , is of a big importance and enriching the world of dance with special human perspectives on the creative horizon of dance artists. In 2017 Armando open the Braswell Arts Center in Basel, Switzerland as a place for innovation and collaboration in all art forms.
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After many years of thinking of a way to bridge the gap between art and the public, the idea for the Braswell Arts Center was born. Our Arts Center offers quality classes and provides a space for creativity, collaboration and innovation in all art forms. The newly designed space is fully transformable for professional dance performances, concerts, gallery exhibits, and special events. We also see this as a chance to collaborate with the Basel arts community, schools and sponsors to provide a new and fresh initiative for emerging artists and underprivileged kids. We hope to offer movement classes as well as development and performance opportunities for artists.
Armando BraswellArtistic Director
Lisa BraswellAdministrative Director
Andrea Tortosa VidalBallet
Carlos Kerr Jr.Contemporary / Jazz
Fabio Francisco FreirePercussion
Kim WidlickiSocial Media
Available for dance performances, concerts, gallery exhibitions, and special events. The Braswell Arts Center is a space for creativity, collaboration and innovation in all art forms. Offering fresh initiatives for underprivileged kids and development opportunities for emerging artists.
Centrally locatedWe are one stop away from SBB main station via the #30 Bus or a short 11 minute walk. Austrasse 19 is just up the street from the transportation hub “Heuwaage” tram stop. The tram 6 also stops directly in front of the location at “Holbeinstrasse”.
Spacious and brightOur studio and performance space is 235m2 with 16 meters of big beautiful windows. Plenty of space for all types of rehearsals, events, and even performances. Even on a rainy day, it is nice to have big windows to the outside. Our modern LED lights make sure its bright no matter what.
Transformable spaceWe are ready for your project. Easily moveable is our theme. Sure it is a state-of-the-art dance space, but it is also a beautiful gallery and a charming performance space. We are absolutely open to creative ideas for new ways to use the Braswell Arts Center for projects and events.
Modern equipmentWe take pride in our technical equipment. Our sound system is of theater quality. A flatscreen TV for rehearsals. A brand new (it is amazing) sprung floor and Harlequin vinyl dance floor. Also 12 meters of moveable, glass-less mirrors. Our new lighting system is flexible to highlight certain areas of the room.
A grand pianoIt was important for us to have grand piano in the space, so that we can invite professional musicians and dancers. Our Bechstein Piano is a dream and made possible by a generous gift from the Schild Family. This piano has brought us a lot of beautiful music and energy.
Our space is fully equipped with modern art lighting. Our lights are fully moveable, high quality LED. Making sure every exhibition is well lit and professional. Along with 16 meters of big bright windows and 235m2 of space the “BAC” is a excellent space for art exhibitions and installations of the highest quality.
Professional quality 5 speaker surround sound system. Custom designed and installed. A sprung dance floor. Easy, lightweight seating. The BAC is more than prepared for your showing or performance.
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