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MDLSX

Motus

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Australian Premiere

  • About

    In this mind–blowing theatrical trip, platinum-maned punk god/dess Silvia Calderoni uses her family’s home videos to blur fiction with her own life story. Part performance-art monologue, part DJ set featuring music from The Smiths, Vampire Weekend, R.E.M. and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, part erotic floorshow; MDLSX is a visually ravishing, confronting, empowering hymn to androgyny.

    From Rimini’s acclaimed theatre outfit Motus, this is a show that, like its subject, proudly defies classification. It bombards and seduces your senses. Give yourself up to it.

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  • Credits

    With Silvia Calderoni
    Directors Enrico Casagrande and Daniela Nicolò
    Dramaturgy Daniela Nicolò and Silvia Calderoni
    Sound Enrico Casagrande
    In collaboration with Paolo Panella and Damiano Bagli
    Lights and Video Alessio Spirli
    Production Elisa Bartolucci and Valentina Zangari
    Tour Manager Lisa Gilardino

    Production Motus 2015
    In collaboratation with La Villette - Résidence d’artistes 2015 Paris, Create to Connect (EU project) Bunker/ Mladi Levi Festival Ljubjana, Santarcangelo 2015 Festival Internazionale del Teatro in Piazza, L’arboreto - Teatro Dimora di Mondaino, MARCHE TEATRO
    With the support of MiBACT, Regione Emilia Romagna

    Images Simone Stanislai

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“Created and performed with fearless vulnerability by Silvia Calderoni, it remixes Jeffrey Eugenides’ novel Middlesex into a high-intensity multimedia exploration of identity”

New York Theatre Review

“Surely no body of mortal flesh could undergo the quicksilver transformations achieved by this remarkable performer in MDLSX”

The New York Times

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