March 24, 2010
Kathryn Karipides adds her voice to CASE Stories
We welcome Kathryn Karipides to CASE Stories. Kathryn began her career at the Flora Stone Mather College for Women in 1956 and retired as the Samuel B. and Virginia C. Knight Professor Emerita in 1998. She is largely responsible for the development of the dance program at CWRU, which grew from the early physical education classes taught to Mather students into nationally recognized undergraduate and graduate programs within the theatre department.
Karipides has performed all over the country and is renowned for her choreographic work, particularly the body of work created during her ten years as principal dancer and choreographer for the Dance Theatre of Kathryn Karipides and Henry Kurth (1969-1979) She is the recipient of the Carl F. Wittke Award for excellence in undergraduate teaching at CWRU, The Cleveland Arts Prize and the Ohio Dance Award.
In the spring of 2009 Kathryn donated her personal papers to the Special Collections Research Center at the Kelvin Smith Library. The collection includes a rich photographic record of her Dance Theatre works which can be viewed in Digital Case.
With Kathryn's CASE Story, recorded in November, 2009, the Kelvin Smith Library provides additional insight to her long and distinguished career.
Listen to Kathryn speak with Jared Bendis: