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Symphony for the Dance Floor

dj mendel, d.j. mendel director, dbr, daniel bernard roumain, BAM, next wave festival

Symphony for the Dance Floor


BAM Next Wave/ US Tour


Composed  by

Daniel Bernard Roumain (dbr)


Photography by

Jonathan Mannion


Choreography by

Millicent Johnnie



Lord Jamar


Directed by

D.J. Mendel


Lighting Design

Miriam Crowe


Performed by

Daniel Bernard Roumain

Lord Jamar

Millicent Johnnie

Andre Zachery

Veleda Roehl

Leah Mitchell

Cynthia Hopkins





Mother Tongue
The List/Rosanne Cash
The Truth; A Tragedy
Must Don't Whip 'Um
Tom, Dick and Harry
Gravel's Spine
Fabulous Johnny
Fitcher's Bird
Speak Up!
Miss America
Wake Up and Waltz
Planet earth: Dreams
I'm Movin' On

Featuring the raw uncompromising photography and video by Jonathan Mannion, best known for his soul bearing portraits of hip-hop icons Jay-Z, Lauryn Hill, Mos Def and Eminem, choreography by Millicent Johnnie, lighting by Miriam Crowe, and under the direction of D.J. Mendel, SYMPHONY FOR THE DANCE FLOOR is an imaginative fusion of music, art and movement, created by composer DANIEL BERNARD ROUMAIN (DBR).


Equally inspired by hip-hop, electronica and symphonic sounds, DBR takes us on an ecstatic journey, a glimpse outside and within ourselves brought to vivid life on stage.

D.J. Mendel

Actor, Director, Writer

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