Saturday 13 April 07:00pm

Daniel Bernard Roumain’s DBR Lab

Featuring Malena Grosz, Adele Etheridge Woodson, Jedd “Rellian” Greenhalgh, Lady Caress, Sarah “Saza” Kent, and Jordan Klitzke

With a post-performance discussion moderated by composer and National Sawdust Co-founder and Artistic Director Paola Prestini

6pm doors • 7pm show


Daniel Bernard Roumain presents DBR Lab. As a 2018-2019 Curator, Daniel Bernard Roumain highlights the composer’s role as mentor in the premiere of these climactic new works.

Known for his signature violin sounds infused with myriad electronic and urban music influences, Daniel Bernard Roumain understands the influence mentorship can have on one’s composition. While attending high school he played in jazz orchestras which backed such American music icons as Dizzy Gillespie and Ray Charles. After graduation, DBR studied under Pulitzer Prize winning composer William Bolcom. These experiences have gone on to inspire projects like DBR Lab.

DBR Lab is a collective and experience in which contributors, working side by side with Daniel Bernard Roumain, design musical, spoken word, beat boxed, theatre, and dance pieces that are published, performed and toured. Throughout the development process DBR Lab members meet and have creative conversations with established artists in the field including luminaries such as Helga Davis, Ron K Brown, Martha Gonzalez, members of Anda Union, Skyler Badenoch (CEO of the Hope for Haiti Foundation) and many more.

DBR Lab is managed by Malena Grosz and works in close collaboration with SOZO Artists. The program is currently in residence at the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts at Arizona State University.

Don’t miss this incredible debut of burgeoning artistic talents nurtured by one of the great minds of today!

Daniel Bernard Roumain, composer and violinist
Malena Grosz, artist and producer
Adele Etheridge Woodson, composer and performer
Jedd “Rellian” Greenhalgh, composer and performer
Lady Caress, performance poet
Sarah “Saza” Kent, choreographer and dancer
Jordan Klitzke, choreographer and dancer