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Joanna Dudley. A Guided Tour of the Exhibition: For Soprano with Handbag


Within the framework of the

Luxembourg Museum Days
+ red bridge project





Limited admission

Subject to modification or cancellation


Fully booked!


Face mask mandatory.
Physical distancing must be respected.

The performance for museums has been developed by soprano Joanna Dudley with William Kentridge, who have worked together on numerous productions by Kentridge for the stage. The opposite of a classic guided tour, this is a moment of pure poetic pleasure that puts artworks against interpretation as part of a theatrical mise-en-scène.

Conception: William Kentridge, Joanna Dudley
Vocal construction, choreography and performance: Joanna Dudley
Video designer/editor for individual films: Catherine Meyburgh
Video designer/editor for the overall film used in performance: Žana Marović
Cinematographer for film starring William Kentridge and Joanna Dudley: Duško Marović
Costume: Greta Goiris

Curator: Joel Valabrega

Joanna Dudley (b. 1971, London) works internationally as a director, performer and singer creating performance, choreography and installation. Dudley has collaborated with the visual artist William Kentridge for the past seven years as a co-creator, singer and performer. Her performances have been presented at Tate Modern, London (2018); Louisiana Museum, Copenhagen; Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris (2017) and Gropius Bau, Berlin (2016). She has also performed at the Philharmonie de Paris (2018); the Dutch National Opera (2017); English National Opera (2016); the Metropolitan Opera, New York (2015) and Carnegie Hall, New York (2014). Joanna Dudley lives and works in Berlin.

Joanna Dudley, "A Guided Tour of the Exhibition: For Soprano with Handbag"
© Photo : Rufus Didwiszus