Swarthmore Taiko

Taiko drumming has been a feature of the College's dance offerings for nearly a decade, thanks largely to the efforts of Associate Professor of Dance Kim Arrow. Here, he discusses how what he calls a "perfect marriage of dance and drumming" has grown at Swarthmore, including the development of a significant relationship between the College and Tamagawa University in Japan. Arrow, an accomplished dancer and choreographer, is the recipient of two Fulbright Fellowships and a Pew Fellowship in the Arts for choreography, among other awards. He joined Swarthmore's faculty in 1991 and next teaches a taiko repertory class in Spring 2010. For more Swarthmore Taiko, check out this excerpt from the Spring 2009 Student Dance Concert.