All events are free and take place at UMMA unless otherwise noted.

Feb 9

ArtsX UMMA presents: UNDEFINED

This program is free and open to the public. Seating is first come, first served.

In today's fractured environment where our identities are too often framed in ways that divide us, ArtsX UMMA: UNDEFINED is an evening of student performance that aims to reject divisive categorization, emphasize the fluidity of the human experience, and view our differences and similarities as cause for celebration.

Performances include dance, music, spoken word, and a variety of mixed media and digital arts.
Artists include Anthony Coffie, Girlnoise, Olivia Johnson, Alex Kime,  Augie Lessins & Daniel Kumapayi, Hannah Marcus, Johnny Matthews,  Red Shoe Company, Nicole Reehorst, and Sisi Reid!

Join us for this special evening hosted by the UMMA Student Engagement Council,  in partnership with Arts at Michigan, the Michigan Community Scholars Program, the School of Music, Theatre & Dance, and Multi-Ethnic Student Affairs. 

"I’m a lychee peel in peril
Plates tipping off the table
By catnipped paw.
I’m those ecstatic missing thumbs.
I’m ghosting the trains until home.
I’m a wash-and- wear sunburnt mess of curls.
I’m 7 Train Love Local,
No names Express."
 — From "Song of Waxing Gibbous" in Solecism by Rosebud Ben-Oni (Virtual Artists
Collective, 2013)


Student programming at UMMA is generously supported by the University of Michigan Credit Union Arts Adventures Program, UMMA's Lead Sponsor for Student and Family Engagement.

ArtsX UMMA: UNDEFINED is presented by the UMMA Student Engagement Council and co-sponsored by Arts at Michigan, the U-M Department of Dance, the Michigan Community Scholars Program, the Office of Multi-Ethnic Student Affairs, and the School of Music, Theatre & Dance. Additional partners include the U-M Spectrum Center and Trotter Multicultural Center.