On 3 November 2009, Keren Cytter and D.I.E Now performs History in the Making at Tate Modern in London. History in the Making is the culmination of a project that Keren Cytter has developed over the last year, working with performance for the first time in her career, within the framework of If I Can’t Dance’s Edition III – Masquerade. The project has evolved through a series of live and video works into a dance-theater play, in which Cytter explores the theme of masquerade by addressing identity construction, politics and ultimately revolution.
Protagonists John Webber and Linda Schultz are confronted by a radical sex change; its impact on perception affects the experiences and intricacies of their daily lives, leading to dramatic consequences. Cytter plays with language, imagery, choreography and light to create a highly stylized theatrical performance, addressing these ideas with insight and humour.
History in the Making is commissioned by If I Can’t Dance, and co-produced by If I Can’t Dance, Hebbel am Ufer, Performa 09 and Tate Modern.