Spring Colloquium Today! Practice as Research - Religious Belief and Bodily Practices

January 26, 2017 - 12:00am

Please join us as we welcome Christopher-Rasheem McMillan, Grant Wood Fellow in Interdisciplinary Performance and University of Iowa Visiting Assistant Professor. 

Thursday, January 26, 2017
Gilmore Hall, 3rd Floor Atrium

McMillan will be presenting his lecture on Performance Practice as Research (PaR), reflecting on his own artistic practice while drawing connections between performance art and religious practices. His lecture will examine the work of the Westboro Baptist Church, Adrain Howells, and Andres Serrano as possible sites of interdisciplinary engagement, with a particular focus on ritual and embodiment. 

Christopher-Rasheem McMillan received his BA from Hampshire College and his MFA in experimental choreography from the Laban Conservatoire, London, UK. He is currently a Ph.D. candidate in the department of Theology and Religious Studies at King’s College, London, UK, and the Grant Wood Fellow in Interdisciplinary Performance and Visiting Assistant Professor at the University of Iowa Department of Dance.  Click here to visit Christopher's webpage.