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Kiori Kawai

Purring Tiger
Co-artistic director
Kingston, NY
Kiori Kawai (Japanese, b. 1978) holds a B.A. in Performing Arts from the
Osaka University of Arts. She founded “Purring Tiger” with Aaron Sherwood in 2011. Their interactive art installations and performances have been commissioned and appeared at Burning
Man Art Festival, Brooklyn Museum, Federation Square (AUS), Tribeca Performing Arts Center,
Telfair Museum, Cameron Arts Museum, and many more. As creative director/choreographer
of Purring Tiger, her installation/performance piece was described as “Not only does their art
challenge us..., but it’s also beautiful.” by Ignite.me magazine, 2013. As a dance performer and
choreographer, she has collaborated with Skymusic Inc., Elaine Summers Dance and Film,
Lincoln Center, Azule Dance Theatre, and Serraves Contemporary Art Museum, Portugal. She's
built up her own improvisatory movement vocabulary based on the techniques of meditation,
Kinetic Awareness, Contact Improv, yoga and various dance trainings.

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