Katherine Kahrs is a teacher, painter, and photographer. During the 1980s, Kahrs served as an official photographer for the
Pacific Dance Center and the Palo Alto Dance Center, thus compiling an important visual record of their contributions to dance
education. She also photographed performances by such groups as the Margaret Wingrove Dancers, the Sugano School of Ballet,
the New Dance Company, Dancers' Repertory Theatre, the Golden Gate Ballet, Footwork, the San Francisco Jazz Dance Company,
and the San Francisco Moving Company. Many individuals affiliated with these dance groups are also featured in the collection.
The collection includes slides, negatives, photographic prints as well as programs and related promotional materials featuring
Katherine Kahrs graduated from University of California, Berkeley with an M.A. in Studio Art in 1951. After graduation, she
exhibited paintings in group shows in the various local museums and other venues. She then lived in Italy and Holland and
traveled through Europe for four years, seeing the great dancing of Sadler Wells, Bejart Ballet, Paris Opera Ballet, Netherlands
Dance Theatre, and other companies.
9.42 Linear feet
. This collection contains 6 document cases, 1 records carton, and 3 oversized boxes.
Katherine Kahrs has retained copyright on all of the materials. Ms. Kahrs requests notification of reproduction of an image
and all images should be cited appropriated as follows: "Image courtesy of the Katherine Kahrs Photography Collection, Museum
of Performance + Design, San Francisco". Ms. Kahrs does not expect payment for the use of an image, nor does permission need
to be granted.
This collection is open to researchers.