Joanna Dudley

Joanna Dudley works internationally as a director, performer and singer creating music theatre, installation and choreography. She studied early and contemporary music at the Adelaide Conservatorium, Australia and the Sweelink Conservatorium, The Netherlands. On scholarships she has also studied traditional Japanese music in Tokyo and traditional dance and music as well as pop music in Java where she became embraced as an iconic pop performer.


While in Berlin Joanna worked as a guest director and performer at the Schaubuehne. Works created there include “My Dearest, My Fairest” with Juan Kruz Diaz de Garaio Esnaola and “colours may fade with friction read instructions carefully store in a cool and dry place no side effects” 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 most recently “LOUIS & BEBE” with the electro musician Schneider TM. Her work has toured extensively throughout the world. Opera work includes the choreography of “Eugene Onegin” directed by Falk Richter and conducted by Seiji Ozawa for Tokyo Opera Nomori and the Vienna State Opera. Joanna’s sound installation “Tom’s Song” for music boxes and LP players was presented at the 2006 Sonambiente Festival, Berlin and gives regular appearances at major art festivals throughout the world. Joanna’s main collaborator is Rufus Didwiszus. Others include Juan Kruz Diaz de Esnaola, Schneider TM, Sasha Waltz, Thomas Ostermeier, Falk Richter, Les Ballets C de la B, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui and Heiner Goebbels.
She is a regular guest lecturer in performance at the ECAV Academy for Arts Sierre and theF+F School for Art and Media Design Zurich Switzerland, the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, LASALLE College of the Arts Singapore, Adelaide University, Australia and the Academy for Arts in Berlin.

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