Bobby (Ibrahim) Farrah  

 Bobby Farrah
(1939-1998)
Robert Abraham Farrah was born in the USA of Lebanese parents. He learnt dance initially from his extended family and added to this a wide range of formal dance classes including ballet, jazz and tap. Over the years he deepened his knowledge of the dance both through working with Arabic dancers in the States and fieldwork (particularly in Lebanon). To this knowledge of traditional forms he added timing, polish and theatricality from his western studies to create a unique style.
In addition to dancing, choreographing, and researching Bobby was teacher and archivist. He published Arabesque from 1975-1997 and poured much of himself, his research and opinions into Arabesque.

Arabesque (various); Habibi Vol. 17, No 1 (1998)


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