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A Guided Tour of the Exhibition: for Soprano and Handbag

Is it Art?

No expectation can prepare you for the performance of Joanna Dudley. She has created a creature as riveting as anything I’ve seen on stage. Her singing and vocalisation — yelps, throat stops and growls, often distorted into something akin to a theremin — is extraordinary, her conveyance of emotion piercing.

The Australian

Soprano and artist Joanna Dudley guides audiences through several rooms of works by William Kentridge, offering a unique immersive experience that combines live art, drama, film and sculpture, as she simultaneously explains and defies interpretation of the works, bringing into question the nature of art itself.

  • South African artist William Kentridge is renowned for his animated drawings and films
  • Created as a statement about art and its existence in museums
  • An opportunity for audiences to explore different facets of the experience of art
  • A co-production between Berliner Festspiele and Martin-Gropius-Bau, where it had its premiere
  • Performed at London’s Whitechapel Gallery and The Print Room
  • Promoters can choose different versions
  • Can be staged both in theatres and within exhibitions
  • There will be a new version in 2021

A Guided Tour of the Exhibition: for Soprano and Handbag

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