dancer, pedagogue, performer, choreographer, coffee lover
Barbara Kanc (1984, Ljubljana) finished contemporary dance programme at the Pre-school Education, Grammar and Art Grammar School Ljubljana and went on to study at Trinity Laban in London. Upon graduating in 2007 she received the Trinity Laban’s Simone Michelle Award for outstanding achievements in choreography. She then slowly moved away from her primary medium of dance and started developing intermedia works and performance/movement/sound installations with Metod Blejec, Rie Nakajima in Marie Roux.
As dancer Barbara has worked with a number of choreographers and theatre directors: Maja Delak, Natalija Manojlović Varga, Mateja Bizjak, Dejan Srhoj, Katja Legin, Sanja Tropp Frühwald, AEIOU Theatre, Matjaž Farič, Iztok Kovač and Mala Kline. Between 2012 and 2017 she participated in the No!training Lab, conceived and led by choreographer Katja Legin and aimed at researching different aspects of performance art. Her ongoing interest in historical dances is reflected also in her collaboration with ensemble for early music Capella Carniola and with the ensemble for renaissance music and dance Cortesía.
In 2014 Barbara created Searchings Untitled, produced by Emanat Institute, which was included in the biennial Gibanica (Moving Cake) Festival of Slovene Dance.
She has been teaching creative and contemporary dance to children and young people since 2010, among other also at Laško-Radeče Music School, Španski borci Culture Centre, occasionally at Škuc Gallery, different primary schools and in the frame of the Public Fund for Cultural Activities Slovenia. She is currently giving children’s workshops at the Ljubljana Puppet Theatre, organised in cooperation with Emanat Institute.
Barbara finds endless delight in small things, in hardly perceptible subtleties and different kinds of presence. She likes to pause and search for meaning in seeming minutiae of life – as an explorer of inner universes on a quest to find the elusive purpose.
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