Joanna Dudley works internationally as a director, performer and singer creating music theatre, choreography and installation.
She studied early and contemporary music at the Adelaide Conservatorium, Australia and the Sweelinck Conservatorium, The Netherlands, traditional Japanese music in Tokyo and traditional dance and music in Java.
Joanna worked as a guest director, creator and performer at Berlin’s Schaubuehne. Works created there include My Dearest, My Fairest with Juan Kruz Diaz de Garaio Esnaola and colours may fade with Esnaola and Rufus Didwiszus. Other works in collaboration with Didwiszus include the solo music theatre piece, The Scorpionfish, Who Killed Cock Robin? with the Flemish vocal ensemble Capilla Flamenca and LOUIS & BEBE with the electronic noise musician SchneiderTM. Her work has toured extensively throughout the world.
In collaboration with William Kentridge and Philip Miller, Joanna features as a singer and performer in Refuse the Hour and Paper Music. Joanna created a solo role for Kentridge’s production of Lulu for the Metropolitan Opera New York. Together they co-created and Joanna performed The Guided Tour of the Exhibition: for Soprano and Handbag for the Foreign Affairs Festival in Berlin and the museum of the Martin Gropius Bau.
Other collaborators include Seiji Ozawa, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, Sasha Waltz and Thomas Ostermeier.