McMillan named a Fellow of the Institute of Sacred Music at Yale University
Assistant Professor Christopher-Rasheem McMillan of the Departments of Dance and Gender, Women's, and Sexuality Studies, has been appointed a Fellow of the Institute of Sacred Music at Yale University.
A choreographer and a scholar, McMillan holds an MFA degree in experimental choreography (Laban Conservatoire, London) and a PhD in theology and religious studies (King’s College, London). His Yale project will take two interdependent approaches: completion of a book titled Performance Criticism: Scripture, Sex, and the Sacred, and an evening-length performance called Sacred/ Scripture as choreology. Taken together, the components will create new knowledge, methods, and approaches not only for theorizing the cultural impact of the choreographic through theological discourse, but also for creating practical and impactful approaches to body-based art and meaning making.