- Primary teachers: Hortense Kooluris | Julia Levien | Lillian Rosenberg
- Students: Manami Asano | Pascale Boone | Monica Cervos | Pauline Cockburn | Jacqueline Crousillat F. | Betsy Field | Christine Grant | Laurence Guillez | Natalie Leenders | Annette Mouret | Beatrice Pegaz Fiornet | Carol Pratl | Francoise Rageau | Nicole Robinson | Jetty Roels | Annette Spector | Yasuyo Sugimoto | Kristien Van Poucke | Drachin Von Terra | Sandra Voulgari
- Began studying Duncan dance: 1969 (Third Generation)
- Areas of expertise: Teacher, Repertory Coach, Choreographer, Historian
- Location: London (Europe)
- Phone: +44 (0) 20 7701 6379
- Email: email@example.com
Barbara Kane discovered the Dance of Isadora Duncan in 1968 via Irma Duncan’s technique booklet. Barbara then found and studied with Lillian Rosenberg 1969 to 1974 and then with Julia Levien 1976 to 1998 and Hortense Kooluris 1976 to 1991. Performing with the Isadora Duncan Centenary Dance Company 1976 to 1979. From 1976 to 1978 Barbara was also performing with Linda Elkin, Wendy Smith other pupils of Lillian Rosenberg (Wellspring – a Duncan Dance Consort). In 1979 Barbara moved to England and in 1985 set up the Isadora Duncan Dance Group based in Gent, Belgium, Paris and London with the support of Jetty Roels and Francoise Rageau.
Barbara had a curiosity for all Duncan Dance developments in Europe and sought out and took classes with pupils of Lisa Duncan (Madeleine Lytton and Odile Pyros), with pupils of the Elizabeth Duncan School (Lucia Burkiczak, Yvonne Berge, Hannelore Schickt and Eva Blatsizkova (of the Prague Duncan Centre). In 1990/91 Barbara had the privilege of learning from Isadora and Irma Duncan’s Moscow pupil Maria Myskovskaya (Mussia) and from 1991-1995 the pleasure of learning from Lily Dykovskaya and Elena Terentieva (also of the Duncan School Moscow).
Barbara’s performing group ‘Isadora Duncan Dance Group’ (IDDG) was formed as a group to perform only the group dances of Isadora Duncan based on the principle of working in a harmony as a group. IDDG continues with this principle. Barbara has created many group works that accompany Isadora Duncan’s creations: Orpheus/Iphigenia en Aulide and Tauride and Barbara’s own creations in the Duncan Dance style.
Barbara has always felt that Duncan Dance belongs in the community and throughout her career has included Duncan classes for Adults and children with and without disabilities; teaching in Nursing homes/sheltered housing units/children’s centres/youth group centres/in schools throughout London and elsewhere.
Barbara has retired as a performer but continues to teach and coach others in the Dance of Isadora Duncan. Recent teaching includes: Elders Dance; Improvisation with Entelechy Arts (adults with profound physical and sensory disabilities); Duncan Dance classes for children and adults throughout Europe, USA and Japan; Duncan Dance with Julia Pond/Francoise Rageau/Jacqueline Waltz/Sandra Voulgari/Beatrice Pegaz/Annette Mouret/Amy Swanson/Yasuyo Sugimoto/Manami Asano/pupils in London, Ichihara (Japan) and Paris.
Moving Lives: film by Minna Haukka on the Community Dance classes of Barbara Kane. 2007/8
On Movement : film by Minna Haukka( created as an Installation piece) Duncan Dancing with Barbara Kane performing Ave Maria, Improvisation and an animation of one page of stick drawings by Isadora Duncan from ID’s booklet 1900 ‘ Manual for the Dance’. 2011
Isadora Duncan Dance Group — Artistic Director (since 1985)
Isadora Duncan Commemorative (Centenary) Dance Company — Company Member (1976—1979)
Wellspring - a Duncan Dance Consort
|Barbara Kane and the Isadora Duncan Dance Group London-Paris YouTube Channel||Isadora Duncan Dance Group: Dance of the Blessed Spirits||2003-09-06|
|Barbara Kane and the Isadora Duncan Dance Group London-Paris YouTube Channel||Isadora Duncan Dance Group: Tanagras||2003-09-06|
|Barbara Kane and the Isadora Duncan Dance Group London-Paris YouTube Channel||Isadora Duncan Dance Group: Dream Dance||2003|
|Barbara Kane and the Isadora Duncan Dance Group London-Paris YouTube Channel||Isadora Duncan Dance Group: Priestess||2003|
|Barbara Kane and the Isadora Duncan Dance Group London-Paris YouTube Channel||Isadora Duncan Dance Group: Brahms #11||1996|
|Hortense Kooluris YouTube Channel||Riverside Dance Festival||1978|
|Hortense Kooluris YouTube Channel||Centenary Dance Company||1977-10-23|
|Sylvia Gold's YouTube channel||Isadora Duncan Centenary Dance Company performs Blessed Spirits|
|Sylvia Gold's YouTube channel||Isadora Duncan Centenary Dance Company performs Ecossaise|
|Sylvia Gold's YouTube channel||Hortense and the Isadora Duncan Centenary Dance Company performs Cherubim|
|Sylvia Gold's YouTube channel||Isadora Duncan Centenary Dance Company performs Linden Tree|