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By Daniel Bernard Roumain (DBR) Additional music by Lord Jamar and Cynthia Hopkins
Directed by D.J. Mendel
Acclaimed composer-violinist Daniel Bernard Roumain (DBR) returns to BAM with an invigorating new production fueled by DBR's inimitable mash-up of pop, hip-hop, and classical music. The third and final installment of a multi-year BAM commission that includes One Loss Plus (2007 Next Wave) and Darwin's Meditation for The People of Lincoln (2008 Next Wave), Symphony for the Dance Floor features hip-hop artist Lord Jamar (founding member of Brand Nubian, HBO's Oz), Bessie Award-winning singer, songwriter, and performance artist Cynthia Hopkins, photography and video by Jonathan Mannion, and choreography by Millicent Johnnie (Urban Bush Women).
Photography and Video by Jonathan Mannion
Choreography by Millicent Johnnie
Lighting Design by Miriam Crowe
Commissioned by BAM for the 2011 Next Wave Festival
Symphony for the Dance Floor was made possible in part through the generous support of ASU Gammage (World Premiere, Feb 5, 2011, ASU Gammage) and additional production support from Miami Light Project and the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation