Assistant Professor of Dance Hari Krishnan’s performance at The LaMama Moves! Dance Festival 2013 in New York City was called “memorable,” “arresting and absurd” in a review in The New York Times. The review states:
Dancing his own solo, “The Frog Princess,” in the southern Indian classical dance style of Bharatanatyam, Mr. Krishnan showed real accomplishment, charm and liveliness. The most obviously striking feature is that he does not perform with the traditional costume, makeup or ankle bells of Indian dance. Barefoot, he wears a simple two-piece black costume that would fit right in at plenty of modern-dance performances.
He’s a communicator. He has the speaking eyes, the flourishing gesture, the cascading and pounding rhythm to make Bharatanatyam compelling. You feel him seizing the audience with his glances, complex meters, fully three-dimensional phrases — even with an isolated finger.