From 21 – 24 January 2010, Keren Cytter and D.I.E NOW perform The True Story Of John Webber And His Endless Struggle With The Table of Content at Hebbel Am Ufer in Berlin. The True Story is the culmination of a project that 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.
The True Story 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.