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Kim Arrow

Associate Professor of Dance

Kim Arrow

Professor Kim Arrow is an accomplished dancer and choreographer specializing in dance videography, Taiko drumming, and rhythmic theory for dance utilizing Afro/Caribbean and East Indian practice and theory.

Arrow has choreographed and performed all over the world. His choreography has been shown in a variety of dance festivals, including Seattle's Bumbershoot, Philadelphia's Fringe, as well as festivals in Brazil, El Salvdor, and Poland. He has directed his performance company Ponto Facto since the early 1980s, and has been director of Swarthmore Taiko since 2000.

Arrow received the prestigious 2003 Pew Fellowship in the Arts for choreography, a $50,000 award. His current research and creative work involves working with an Aboriginal community in north Queensland in the staging of their traditional dance, the creation of contemporary dance and Big Drumming. He was a Fulbright Fellow in El Salvador in 1996, as well as Brazil in 1988.

He received a B.A. from Temple University and an M.F.A. from New York University.


Watch an excerpt from Kim Arrow's new dance film, "Quasimodo in the Outback."

Quasimodo in the Outback

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