Christopher-Rasheem McMillan is a choreographer and a scholar who comes to Yale from the University of Iowa, where he holds appointments as assistant professor of gender, women’s & sexuality studies and assistant professor of dance theory and practice. He has a M.F.A. in experimental choreography from TrinityLaban (UK) and a Ph.D. from King’s College, London (UK) in theology and religious studies. His Yale project will take two interdependent approaches: completion of a book entitled 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.