moving installations a stairway and a corridor


The University of Chicago
915 E 60th St, Chicago, IL 60637

UChicago Arts + Hubbard Street Professional Program (HS Pro) invite you to moving installations a stairway and a corridor  -- an evening of art, dance and music in an installation setting at the spectacular Logan Center for the Arts.  The performance will feature the dancers of HS Pro in original creations by Robyn Mineko Williams + Melina Ausikaitis and Jenna Pollack + E.LEE.

The performances are part of a broader residency facilitated by UChicago’s Dance Program in Theater and Performance Studies (TAPS), during which HSPro’s invited artists will engage students in TAPS and the Department of Visual Arts through course visits, workshops, and graduate critiques.


Performance Locations:  

North Stairwell (Jenna Pollack + E.LEE)
2nd Floor Corridor (Robyn Mineko Williams + Melina Ausikaitis)


Friday, March 6 at 8:30pm 

Saturday, March 7 at 3:00pm (Family Matinee - North Stairwell ONLY) 

Saturday, March 7 at 7:00pm

Sunday, March 8 at 5:00pm

Performance Descriptions:

Robyn Mineko Williams and Melina Ausikaitis (2nd Floor Corridor) will be creating a dance-based installation featuring Ausikaitis' wearable art and live music by her band, Aitis Band. The two will be riffing off of one of Aitis Band’s songs, Frankenstein, as the theme of the installation. 

Jenna Pollack and E.LEE (North Stairwell) produce experiential events spanning visual art, dance, and narrative. They are passionate about interdisciplinary performance as an access point into both their work and their respective mediums.  For this piece, the audience will join the dancers of Hubbard Street Professional Program as they descend down the north staircase of the Logan Center. The piece will explore the complexity of 'currency' as it affords, denies, and perpetuates our everyday rhythms. Through the subversion of expectations and co-authorship with the architecture, the guests will be an integral part of raising questions of a fantasy land perhaps not so far from home.


Open Panel Discussion:

Saturday, March 7th from 5:30pm - 6:30pm (Robyn Mineko Williams, Melina Ausikaitis, E.LEE + Kelsey Matsch, led by Julia Rhoads)

Open Classes:

Monday, February 24th from 7:00pm - 9:00pm (Robyn Mineko Williams)

Monday, March 2nd from 7:00pm - 9:00pm (Jenna Pollack)



About Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts

The Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts advances arts practice, inquiry, and presentation at the University of Chicago, and fosters meaningful collaboration and cultural engagement at the University, on the South Side, and in the city of Chicago.

We aspire to propel artistic practice, exemplify the meaning of authentic partnership, and inspire discovery through high-quality, transformative arts experiences. 

About Theater and Performance Studies

Theater and Performance Studies represents the collaborative efforts of students, staff and faculty committed to performance at the University of Chicago whose mission is to balance creative opportunity with professional experience by involving approximately 500 students annually in producing 30+ theatrical productions as actors, designers, directors, and production staff.