Navigating culture within a multicultural society: With Harikishan S Nair


Live on CIUT 89.5 FM

Airing Date: April 5, 2023
Hosted By: Travis Knights (Guest host)

Producer: Nicole Inica Hamilton
Assistant Production Manager/ Editor:  Amber Downie-Back

Featured Guest(s): Harikishan S Nair

On this episode, guest host Travis Knights sits down with Harikishan S Nair to discuss navigating culture within a multicultural society, his work within the community, and giving access and resources to the people who need it most.

About Harikishan S Nair:

Harikshan S Nair  is the Founder and Artistic Director of Regatta Kala Kendra. He is active in the community as a dance artist, teacher, choreographer, mentor, dramaturge, and rehearsal director. Harikshan is a passionate and critical advocate for equity within the dance sector for practitioners of South Asian dance and a community leader in articulating issues on how these performance aesthetics interface with established institutions of dominant dance presenting/curation in Canada.

Born and raised in Kerala (India) he has been dancing since age 3 and is fluently trained in Bharatanatyam, Mohiniyattam and Kuchipudi. He tours new choreographic works and conducts teaching workshops and master classes extensively across North America. Harikshan has gone on to collaborate, perform, and present his work at numerous dance festivals in India, UK, Canada, and the USA. He is the Co-Founder of Atam Arts Collective-a Malayalam theatre group based in Toronto, Co Director of SADAC-South Asian Dance Alliance of Canada and the Associate Artistic Director of ĀNANDAṀ Dance theatre. Harikishan has been generously supported through the Metcalf Foundation, Canada Council for the Arts and the Ontario Arts Council to continue building his artistic practice and skills as a leader and maker in this sector.

Follow Harikishan S Nair on Instagram HERE!