Wesleyan portrait of Hari  Krishnan

Hari Krishnan

Associate Professor of Dance

Dance Studios, 160 Cross St, 002

Associate Professor, Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies


BA University of Manitoba
MFA York University
PHD Texas Womans University

Hari Krishnan

Dr. Hari Krishnan is Associate Professor in the Department of Dance and Feminist, Gender and Sexuality Studies at Wesleyan University. His research areas include queer identities in global dance performance, contemporary dance from global perspectives, colonialism, post-colonialism and Indian dance, Bharatanatyam in Tamil cinema and the history of devadasi-courtesan dance traditions in South India. He is the author of "Celluloid Classicism: Early Tamil Cinema and the Making of Modern Bharatanatyam" (Wesleyan University Press). Dr. Krishnan 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 choreography.

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