Joanna Dudley works internationally as a director, performer and singer creating music theatre and installation.
In her long collaboration with the visual artist William Kentridge and composer Philip Miller, she features as a singer and performer in Refuse the Hour and Paper Music.
Kentridge invited Joanna to create a solo role for his production of Lulu for the Metropolitan Opera. They co- created and Joanna performed The Guided Tour of the Exhibition: for Soprano and Handbag for the Foreign Affairs Festival and the Martin Gropius Bau.
Joanna appears as a soloist in The Head and the Load, commissioned by the TATE Modern and the Park Avenue Armory New York created by William Kentridge, Philip Miller and Catherine Meyburgh. Other collaborators include Seiji Ozawa, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, Sasha Waltz, Heiner Goebbels and Thomas Ostermeier.
She has appeared at festivals and theatres throughout the world including Carnegie Hall, Avignon Festival, Holland Festival, The Metropolitan Opera, BAM, Vienna Opera, Hong Kong Festival, Basel Arts Fair, Louisiana Museum, TATE Turbine Hall.
Coming up at SIFA
We Will Slam You With Our Wings
We Will Slam You With Our Wings is a video and sound installation of seven hanging screens, representing a series of 19th Century imperialistic portraits of an army of young girls in battle regalia and each holding her own stance of power. Joanna Dudley is their mentor, encouraging the girls to take autonomy over their own voices and to create the world afresh.