A Guided Tour of the Exhibition: For Soprano with HandbagIs 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.
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
- The Guided Tour Of The Exhibition Project Brief (0.06MB, PDF)