Katie McMillan, a doctoral candidate in York University’s Graduate Program in Theatre Studies, is the inaugural Theatre Criticism & Engagement Intern with the World Stage program at Toronto’s Harbourfront Centre.
Over the next several months, she will be writing about her experience of productions featured in the World Stage 2012 series, offering her thoughts and insights as a catalyst for public discussion and engagement with the works.
McMillan’s first blog contribution – an informal, personal response to the opening-night performance of the Wayne McGregor-Random Dance production Entity – is now live on UPFRONT, Harbourfront Centre’s World Stage blog.
McMillan’s article, “Dancing on the Brain“, includes her experience of a master class held by Antoine Vereecken, rehearsal director for Entity, in the Department of Dance at York University on March 1.
McMillan’s internship is just one component of a lively, ongoing partnership that the Faculty of Fine Arts and Harbourfront Centre launched in 2010 to nurture a vibrant and thriving arts ecology in Toronto. Along with residencies and workshops held on campus by renowned guest artists from World Stage shows, the collaboration has also led to the establishment of production internships on-site at Harbourfront Centre, extending experiential learning opportunities for York’s undergraduate fine arts students.