“One story, of growing up, relied on Roumain’s marvelous music for its pathos. The dancers emerged each tethered to a rope made of old clothes and were dragged across the stage as if in chains.” – Dance View Times, Sept. 10, 2010, Martha Sherman
B3W Performance Group is a New York-based multi-disciplinary art collective with a commitment to collaboration and community. B3W reflects and reveals the world we live in with deep honesty and emotional availability. Their work includes Confined; (2010); Forgiveness; and Spin Art (2014). The B3W artists include choreographer Emily Berry, composer Daniel Bernard Roumain, new media scenography artist Gail Scott White, and scriptwriter Todd Craig. They share a strong desire to bring voices to under-represented groups, shedding light on issues of social injustice. Daniel Bernard Roumain is the musical director and composer with B3W Performance Group. Roumain’s collaborations span the worlds of Philip Glass, Cassandra Wilson, Bill T. Jones, Savion Glover, and Lady Gaga. He made his Carnegie Hall debut in 2000 with the American Composers Orchestra performing his Harlem Essay for Orchestra. Other work includes Home in 7, Atlanta Ballet (2011); and A Boy Called King, Boston Children’s Chorus (2013). From 2007-2011, DBR was a Next Wave Artist-in-Residence at the Brooklyn Academy of Music. He has served as Chair of the Music Composition/Theory Department and Composer-in-Residence at The Harlem School of the Arts, Music Director for the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company, and Assistant Composer-in-Residence with the Orchestra of St. Luke’s. Roumain earned a Ph.D. in Music Composition from the University of Michigan.
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