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Hari Krishnan

Hari Krishnan is Chair and Professor of Dance at Wesleyan University and is also the artistic director of inDANCE.

He is a dancer, choreographer, and scholar whose work focuses on Bharatanatyam, contemporary dance from global perspectives, queer dance, and the interface between dance and film studies. Krishnan’s monograph, Celluloid Classicism: Early Tamil Cinema and the Making of Modern Bharatanatyam (Wesleyan University Press) recently won a special citation from the 2020 de la Torre Bueno© First Book Award Committee of the Dance Studies Association. The book has been hailed as “an invaluable addition to the scholarship on Bharatanatyam.”

Photo: Miles Brokenshire

Essays by this Contributor

Welcoming the World

Contemporary Bharatanatyam at Jacob’s Pillow

Introduction to Bharatanatyam and T. Balasaraswati