Hari Krishnan is an internationally respected dancer, choreographer, teacher and dance scholar. He is an award winning dance-maker who combines classical elegance and populist echoes.
Krishnan has trained with hereditary dance masters including K.P. Kittappa Pillai & R. Muttukkannammal, specializing in devadasi (courtesan) dance and contemporary abstractions of Bharatanatyam. He is World-Dance-Artist in Residence at the Department of Dance in Wesleyan University (Connecticut). Hari Krishnan is frequently commissioned as a forward thinking, innovative choreographer with an original edge to create works in the US, UK, Canada, Singapore and India.
He holds a Master’s degree in Dance from York University (Toronto) and is currently completing his PhD in the dance department at Texas Womans University. Krishnan’s research areas include colonialism, post-colonialism & Indian dance, globalization & the arts of India, Bharatanatyam in Tamil cinema & the history of devadasi dance traditions in Tamilnadu and Andhra Pradesh, South India. He is a regular contributor to academic conferences on cultural history and dance around the world.
Bio from inDANCE Company website