Wesleyan portrait of Hari  Krishnan

Hari Krishnan

Associate Professor of Dance

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BA University of Manitoba
MFA York University
PHD Texas Womans University

Hari Krishnan

Hari Krishnan is Associate Professor of Dance in the Department of Dance at Wesleyan University (Connecticut). Krishnan's research areas include queer identities in South Asian and global dance performance, colonialism, post-colonialism and Indian dance, Bharatanatyam in Tamil cinema and the history of devadasi-courtesan dance traditions in South India. He currently co-editing a new volume entitled Dance and the Early South Indian Cinema with Dr. Davesh Soneji and Dr. Tiziana Leucci (Oxford University Press), and preparing a monograph entitled Celluloid Classicism: Early Tamil Cinema and the Making of Modern Bharatanatyam. He is also the artistic director of Toronto-based dance company, inDANCE and as an award winning dance-maker, is commissioned internationally for his bold and transgressive contemporary dance choreography.

Academic Affiliations

Office Hours

Mon/Weds- 12.15-1.15pm


Spring 2018
DANC 261 - 01
Bharata Natyam I

DANC 378 - 01
Repertory and Performance

Fall 2018
DANC 261 - 01
Bharata Natyam I

DANC 371 - 01
Choreography Workshop