March 31, 2010
Miro Dance Theatre, creators and performers of original work that explores the collaborative intersections of contemporary dance, video, and visual art, was formed in 2004 by dancer and choreographer Amanda Miller and video and visual artist Tobin Rothlein. The Miro Dance Theatre Mash-Up Series is an ongoing experiment combining live music and dance. Each experiment has Miro in the studio with a rock band and a composer, who emerge from the studio to share the results for a brave audience who will experience a never to be repeated performance.
The one-of-a-kind event featured Miro Dance Theatre partnering with MAD Dragon Records and the Drexel Dance program. The Miro Mash-Up brought Toy Soldiers, the rising local rock band just signed by MAD Dragon records,and the dancers from Miro Dance Theatre together with Ronald G. Vigue, new music composer and Executive Director of Orchestra 2001. The Miro Mash-Up took place Thursday, April 8th at 6:30 PM at the Mandell Theater. Following the performance, the audience had the chance to give feedback and speak to the artists in a talkback session.
The Mash-Ups feature Miro company members Joy Havens, Dana Dlugosz, Scott Lowe, and Paul Struck dancing alongside Miro Artistic Director Amanda Miller.