About Christopher-Rasheem McMillan

Iowa City, Iowa

Christopher-Rasheem McMillan (CBA ’22) is a performance-related artist and scholar. He has a joint appointment between Dance and Gender, Women’s & Sexuality Studies at the University of Iowa. McMillan received his BA from Hampshire College, his MFA in Experimental Choreography from the Laban Conservatoire, London, and his PhD in Theology and Religious Studies from King’s College, London. He was a Five College Fellow and the recipient of the McGregor-Girand Dissertation Fellowship. McMillan is currently a Fellow of the Yale Institute of Sacred Music..

The Sacred in Motion: Tactics for Remaking and Reimagining New Worlds

At CBA, McMillan will endeavor to complete his book, Performance Criticism: Scripture, Sex and the Sacred, which questions how beliefs function through the performative. He will also work on a new dance work titled “Sacred.” McMillan seeks to understand both the meaning of the religious body in performance and the arrangements of the religious bodies in space as central parts of both lived experience and enactments of spiritual practices.


Photo by Andy Tew.