Motus | Italy


In an explosive anthem to freedom and self-determination, the performance “MDLSX” moves beyond all conventional aesthetic categories: DJ set and theatre monologue, fact and fiction are combined with Silvia Calderoni’s seemingly androgynous body to create a daring performance. Inspired by gender theoretical manifestoes, autobiographical episodes in the performer’s life and fictional passages, the performance sparks a debate about gender, otherness and the inadequacy of our vocabulary. “MDLSX” is a visually spectacular show, a play on identities, and a theatrical journey through the in-between.


«Silvia Calderoni must be made of mercury, or some improbably liquid element that has yet to be discovered. Surely no body of mortal flesh could undergo the quicksilver transformations achieved by this remarkable performer in ‹MDLSX›, a perceptions-scrambling work from the Italian revolutionary theater troupe Motus.»

Ben Brantley, The New York Times, 10. Januar 2016 


Mit Silvia Calderoni | Regie Enrico Casagrande, Daniela Nicolò | Dramaturgie Daniela Nicolò, Silvia Calderoni | Sound Enrico Casagrande in Zusammenarbeit mit Paolo Panella und Damiano Bagli | Licht und Video Alessio Spirli | Produktion Elisa Bartolucci, Valentina Zangari | Tourmanager Ilaria Mancia | Diffusion Ausland Lisa Gilardino


Produktion: Motus 2015 | In Zusammenarbeit mit La Villette – Résidence d’artistes 2015 Paris, Create To Connect (EU Project) Bunker/ Mladi Levi Festival Ljubljana, Santarcangelo 2015 Festival Internazionale del Teatro in Piazza, L’arboreto – Teatro Dimora di Mondaino, Marche Teatro | Mit Unterstützung von: Mibact, Regione Emilia Romagna