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We’d like to share this excerpt from inDANCE’s QUICKSAND, performed at Buddies in Bad Times Theatre (Toronto) in 2014



Quicksand is a contemporary exploration of nine archetypal emotions (Navarasa), utilized in popular representations of Indian dance. This vignette explores the emotion of Compassion. Ironically, the Sanskrit word for compassion is ‘Karuna’, so dangerously close to the nemesis of the moment, the virus named Corona…..

Dancers: Paul Charbonneau, Peter Hessel, Gerry King, Jelani Ade-Lam, Sze-Yang Ade-Lam, Ryan Lee, Roney Lewis, Matthew Montgomery and Matt Owen

Music Composition: Niraj Chag

Photography: Miles Brokenshire


Recent  Events

March 15, 2019- Dancemakers Theatre, Toronto

inDANCE has been invited by Toronto's Myseum to present a lecture demonstration of their unique trajectory ranging from courtesan dance inspired Bharatanatyam work to experimental work on queer politics, gender identity and pop-culture. 

April 12, 2019- University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
The South Asia Center at the University of Pennsylvania invites inDANCE to be a part of "South Indian Dance in Critical Context" a scholarly performance conclave where Hari Krishnan presents a section from inDANCE’s upcoming work “Come to me”, a courtesan inspired Bharatanatyam solo with four musicians.

April 26-27, 2019- CFA Theater, Wesleyan University, Connecticut
inDANCE presents the New England premiere of SKIN a mixed bill of dance transgressing the boundaries of culture, race, gender and sexuality.

May 4, 2019- Yale University, Connecticut
inDANCE presents the world premiere of “Come to me…”, a full-length Bharatanatyam solo work by Hari Krishnan inspired by courtesan dancetraditions from South India. with four musicians as part of the Bhakti Conference at Yale University.

May 11-12,2019- La MaMa Moves! Dance Festival, The Ellen Stewart Theatre, New York City
inDANCE presents the New York premiere of SKIN a mixed bill of dance transgressing the boundaries of culture, race, gender and sexuality.

May 24-25, 2019
MAI (Montreal Arts Interculturels) in partnership with Festival Access Asia

Respected Canadian-Asian dance artists Peter Chin, Hari Krishnan, William Lau and Alvin Tolentino present the world premiere of "Undivided Colours"- a mixed bill of four striking solos inspired by the artists lived life experiences from Canada, China, Cambodia, India, Singapore and the Philippines.

May 29-  June 1, 2019
Dancemakers Centre for Creation Toronto
inDANCE in collaboration with Vancouver's Co.ERASGA presents the Toronto premiere of Undivided Colours

June 3, 2019
Ottawa Dance Directives in Partnership with Autumn Melody Collective

Ottawa premiere of "Undivided Colors".

June 6-7, 2019
The Dance Centre presented by Co.ERASGA, Vancouver
Vancouver premiere of "Undivided Colors".

June 9-10, 2019- Vancouver
Co.ERASGA invites Hari Krishnan to guest teach the Vancouver community as part of its 11th edition of EXchanges Series: 20



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About inDANCE

inDANCE is a progressive Canadian dance company whose works spans a large choreographic trajectory of courtesan style Bharatanatyam to global contemporary dance works to queer dance creations. It presents works that are a potent, distilled synthesis of artistic director Hari Krishnan’s Asian and western artistic personae.

Probing the burdens and legacies of “tradition,” inDANCE disrupts the familiar and evolves new meanings for the archaic, propelling the company on a trajectory that subverts normative political and social life-worlds.

The company pioneers work that is unconventional and transgressive, producing eccentric, sensual, and virtuosic dance that confronts dominant discourses on global culture. inDANCE’s work is continually presented at prestigious international festivals and venues.

Artistic Director: Hari Krishnan
Producer: Shana Hillman
Associate Director: Davesh Soneji
Artistic Associate: Srividya Natarajan
Resident Designer: Rex Rajavairan Rajendran
Marketing and PR: Sue Edworthy

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Artistic Director: Hari Krishnan

Hari Krishnan is a Bessie (New York City) and Dora (Toronto) Award nominee dance artist, scholar and teacher. He is Associate Professor of Dance in the Department of Dance at Wesleyan University and artistic director of Toronto-based company inDANCE.

He holds a PhD in Dance from Texas Woman’s University. Krishnan's research areas include queer identities in dance performance, contemporary dance from global perspectives, colonialism, post-colonialism and Indian dance, Bharatanatyam in Tamil cinema and the history of courtesan dance traditions in South India.

He has just completed a monograph entitled Celluloid Classicism: Early Tamil Cinema and the Making of Modern Bharatanatyam (forthcoming, Wesleyan University Press). He continues to be commissioned internationally for his bold and transgressive choreography.