Mash Ups and Open Studios

MASH UPS

Miller Rothlein is available to visit participating university, professional, and community venues, creating our unique Mash Up workshops and performances within diverse settings.

Modeled on our Philadelphia-based Mash Up Series, Miller Rothlein shares choreographic and design methods by inviting a diverse group of collaborators into our creative process.  After a finite workshop period, a one-of-a-kind performance – an exhibition of the collaborative work – is offered to the public.

Ideally, a Mash Up is a three-to-five day workshop during which Miller Rothlein leads the participants through the conception, the development, and public presentation of a collaborative idea.  This creative process laboratory is outcome driven: it provides a model for working through any joint venture involving group dynamics and problem solving.

In the past our Mash Ups have included rock bands, visual artists, composers, and poets.  Our expanded Mash Ups offer this same process to student, community, and professional collaborators – we are excited to delve into the unique ideas each group brings to the table.  Participating in a short collaborative process from its inception through its completion is a valuable educational experience that highlights such skills as brainstorming, problem-solving, risk-taking, and the negotiation of group dynamics. Public question and answer sessions can be included.

OPEN STUDIOS

Miro promotes increased audience interaction with a free Open Studio Series, where we share work in different stages of development. After each Open Studio, we have an active talk-back session.  This invaluable back and forth with both our dedicated and newer audience members allows us a window into our audience’s understanding of developing work, and allows them free entry into our process.