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Dancer, choreographer, teacher and dance scholar Hari Krishnan

“Dance is my life, my being, my consciousness. I approach dance with spirituality and scholarship. I see the world through my dance,” he says.

“Dance helps educate, challenge and provoke my awareness and my thinking of the world around me. Through dance, I see life in a more varied, wider way. Not compartmentalized.”

When he moved to Canada in 1991, Krishnan revelled in the feeling of cultural liberation.

Krishnan is the co-founder of the Mangala initiative, a non-profit Canadian organization which provides economic assistance to disenfranchised communities of female artistes in South India.

“Canada is the best thing that ever happened to me,” says Krishnan.

“It helped me explore my South Asian as well as my Western side.

Toronto is multicultural not in a superficial way, but in a deeper way that increases the framework of the world.”

Posted: Jan 3, 2012

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