artists & participants
If I Can't Dance, I Don't Want To Be Part Of Your Revolution presents History In The Making, a new performance by Keren Cytter created in collaboration with D.I.E NOW (Dance International Europe Now), a dance company recently founded by Cytter.
History in the Making 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… 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.
This performance will tour internationally to Tate Modern (London), Performa 09 (New York), Hebbel Am Ufer (Berlin), Van Abbemuseums (Eindhoven).
Tour History In The Making Or the Secret Diaries Of Linda Schultz Tate Modern Live Tuesday 3 November 2009, 9 PM Turbine Hall, Tate Modern, Bankside, London, SE1 9TG Booking required For tickets book online or call 020 7887 8888 http://www.tate.org.uk
History In The Making Or the Secret Diaries Of Linda Schultz Performa 09 Wednesday 11 and Thursday 12 November 2009, 8 PM The Kitchen, 512 West 19th St, New York Booking required http://www.ticketweb.com or call 212 255 5793 ext. 11 http://www.Performa-arts.org / http://www.thekitchen.org
The True Story Of John Webber And His Endless Struggle With The Table of Content Hebbel Am Ufer Thursday 21 January - Sunday 24 January 2010, 8 PM HAU 3: Tempelhofer Ufer 10, Berlin Booking required firstname.lastname@example.org or call 030 2590 0427 http://www.hebbel-am-ufer.de
The True Story Of John Webber And His Endless Struggle With The Table of Content If I Can't Dance… Edition III, episode 4 at Van Abbemuseum Friday 19 March 2010, 8.30 PM and 10.30 PM Plaza Futura, Leenderweg 65, Eindhoven Booking required http://www.plazafutura.nl or call 0031(0)402946848 http://www.ificantdance.org / http://www.vanabbemuseum.nl
History In The Making is commissioned by If I Can't Dance I Don't Want To Be Part Of Your Revolution. Co-produced by Hebbel am Ufer, Performa and Tate Modern. History In The Making is financially supported by: the Mondriaan Foundation, European Union Cultural Program (2007 - 2013), Hauptstadtkulturfonds, ArtIs Contemporary Israeli Art Fund, The Consulate General of Israel, SNS Reaalfonds and Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds.
If I Can't Dance I Don't Want To Be Part Of Your Revolution is a rolling curatorial platform based in Amsterdam. Interested in visual art practices, its main focus is to explore performance and its diverse typologies, both practically and conceptually, by working in collaboration with institutions and artists. Operating from its new research centre in Amsterdam, it produces projects and programmes that have evolving manifestations in different international institutions. The basic tone is set by the artists who are invited to develop new pieces, staged in repertory.
Keren Cytter (1977) currently lives and works in Berlin. Recent solo exhibitions include CCA Center for Contemporary Art, Kitakyushu (2009), X-intiative, NY (2009) Witte de With, Rotterdam (2008), and MUMOK, Vienna (2007). Her work is currently featured in the 53rd Venice Biennale and was included in group shows such as Television Delivers People, the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (2008), Manifesta 7, Trentino (2008) and the Yokohama Triennial, Yokohama (2008). She was nominated for the Preis der Nationalgalerie für Junge Kunst 2009, Berlin.
If I Can´t Dance, I Don´t Want To Be Part Of Your Revolution
Keren Cytter / D.I.E NOW "„History In The Making Or the Secret Diaries Of Linda Schultz"
Tate Modern Live - Tuesday 3 November 2009, 9 PM
Tate Modern, London
The Kitchen, New York
Hebbel am Ufer, Berlin
Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven