SYMPHONY FOR THE DANCE FLOOR is an imaginative fusion of music, art and movement, created by composer Daniel Bernard Roumain (DBR).
"I need you to help me make this piece... I need you to help me build this show... I need you to be my record label for this CD... I need you to help me create something new and wonderful... This Kickstarter campaign is how we can build this piece together. I want you to be a part of this.
I can never thank you enough. I thank you for supporting the work, supporting the music, supporting the performers who are always around me. SYMPHONY FOR THE DANCE FLOOR is another way for me as a composer and as an artist to express myself, and you are a very important part of that. I appreciate you being there, and, in some ways, dancing with me." -DBR
Known for bringing audiences to their feet with sonic collages of classical, pop and hip-hop sounds, DBR ushers the concert hall and dance club into the theater with SYMPHONY FOR THE DANCE FLOOR. Centered around the shrieking, singing, and seduction of DBR’s violin playing, the production is augmented with masterful collaborations including: choreography by Millicent Johnnie (former resident choreographer of Urban Bush Women); ebullient live dancing; bombastic laptop/turntable soundscapes; 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); and emceeing by actor/rapper Lord Jamar (member of hip-hop group Brand Nubian and former star of HBO’s Oz) – all under the direction of D.J. Mendel.
HELP US BUILD SYMPHONY FOR THE DANCE FLOOR AND RELEASE THIS CD!
Live performances are already scheduled:
OCT 6-8, 2011
Miami Light Project, The Light Box at Goldman Warehouse, Miami, FL
OCT 13-15, 2011
BAM’s Next Wave Festival, BAM Harvey Theater, Brooklyn, NY
OCT 16, 2011
The Egg, Albany, NY
OCT 21-22, 2011
Cuyahoga Community College, Mainstage Theater, Cleveland, OH
+ CD release this fall, featuring cutting edge dance tracks and songs from SYMPHONY FOR THE DANCE FLOOR
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Receive a digital download code for 'SYMPHONY FOR THE DANCE FLOOR' mp3sEstimated delivery: Nov 2011
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Receive a signed copy of 'SYMPHONY FOR THE DANCE FLOOR' CD in the mail + mp3 download code + 'Our Haiti' remembrance silicone braceletEstimated delivery: Nov 2011
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Receive a 3 CD set ('SYMPHONY FOR THE DANCE FLOOR' CD, 'Pulsing', and a double-disc CD set featuring '24 Bits' EP and music composed by DBR for the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company), all signed + mp3 download code + a limited-edition 'SYMPHONY FOR THE DANCE FLOOR' T-ShirtEstimated delivery: Nov 2011
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Receive all of the above + 2 tickets to the upcoming 'SYMPHONY FOR THE DANCE FLOOR' performance of your choice at Miami Light Project (Oct 5-8) / BAM in Brooklyn (Oct 13-15) / The Egg in Albany (Oct 16) / Tri-C in Cleveland (Oct 21-22) + an invitation to an exclusive VIP reception, or personal meet-and-greet, with DBR and the SDF collaborators.Estimated delivery: Oct 2011
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Receive all of the above + 2 private music lessons from DBR. Perfect for the budding composer, violinist or other string player in your life! In-person lessons available in the New York City or Boston area, and may be available in other areas, depending on DBR's travel schedule. Lessons outside DBR's available area will be conducted via Skype or other video chat.Estimated delivery: Dec 2011
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Receive all of the above + a private concert for you and up to 50 friends, anywhere in the continental US. You choose the venue (it could be your living room), and we'll fly out DBR for an intimate, live performance. (Scheduling details to be agreed upon by you and DBR Music Productions).Estimated delivery: Dec 2011