Keren Cytter: 'Everybody likes revolution'

D.I.E. Now (Dance International Europe), a theatre group formed by the Israeli artist

TateShots speaks to Keren Cytter and members of her dance company D.I.E at Tate Modern, November 2009.

History in the Making or the Secret Diaries of Linda Schultz is a new live theatre piece by Israeli artist Keren Cytter, created in collaboration with D.I.E. Now (Dance International Europe), a theatre group recently formed by Cytter.

John Webber, a political activist, and Linda Schultz, a graphic designer, awake one morning to discover they have each been subject to an unexpected and radical sex change. The repercussions of this event have a domino effect on society, sexual politics, and personal identity, ultimately leading to revolution, as Cytter playfully tells the story via film, language, imagery, choreography, performance and light projections.

History in the Making takes inspiration from a diverse range of influences, including Pina Bausch, Bat-Sheva dance group, Samuel Beckett, 'Disney on Ice', Michael Jackson, Yvonne Rainer, and the exotic rhythms of the 1980s dance-floor filler the Lambada, creating a highly stylized theatrical performance, addressing the ideas with insight and humour.

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