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Project Description

MDLSX

MDLSX

MDLSX

MDLSX
February 1–3, 2018

Single Tickets: $25 | PURCHASE TICKETS
3-Show Progress Pass: $60 | PURCHASE PASS
Box Office: 416-538-0988

“I was born twice: I was first one thing, and then the other.”

Award-winning performer Silvia Calderoni defies gender and genre in this visceral and visually ravishing production from Italy’s renowned performance troupe, Motus.

MDLSX is an explosive performance-art-piece-meets-pulsating-DJ-set which refuses to be labeled or contained. It spills across barriers, both artistic and societal, in its exploration of gender ambiguity. Combining Calderoni’s own life stories with fiction, the works of Judith Butler, and rock & roll, MDLSX is a kaleidoscopic investigation of identity. It is a hymn to the freedom of becoming, to gender bending, to a being that cannot be contained by the borders of the body, skin colour, sexual organs, or a national identity.

“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….”
Ben Brantley, New York Times

With support from:

Instituto Italiano di Cultura logo

COUNTRY
Italy

PRODUCED BY
Motus

CURATED AND PRESENTED BY
The Theatre Centre

SCHEDULE
Thu / Feb. 1 / 8:00pm
Fri / Feb. 2 / 8:00pm
Sat / Feb. 3 / 8:00pm

DURATION
80 minutes

CREDITS
Starring: Silvia Calderoni
Directed by: 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
Foreign distribution: Lisa Gilardino
Tour Manager: Ilaria Mancia

In collaboration 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

LANGUAGE
Performed in Italian with English surtitles

VENUE
The Franco Boni Theatre
The Theatre Centre
1115 Queen St W

TICKETS
$25

Photo: Ilaria Scarpa

BOOK NOW
3-SHOW PASS

MDLSX
February 1–3, 2018

Single Tickets: $25
PURCHASE TICKETS
3-Show Progress Pass: $60
PURCHASE PASS
Box Office: 416-538-0988

“I was born twice: I was first one thing, and then the other.”

Award-winning performer Silvia Calderoni defies gender and genre in this visceral and visually ravishing production from Italy’s renowned performance troupe, Motus.

MDLSX is an explosive performance-art-piece-meets-pulsating-DJ-set which refuses to be labeled or contained. It spills across barriers, both artistic and societal, in its exploration of gender ambiguity. Combining Calderoni’s own life stories with fiction, the works of Judith Butler, and rock & roll, MDLSX is a kaleidoscopic investigation of identity. It is a hymn to the freedom of becoming, to gender bending, to a being that cannot be contained by the borders of the body, skin colour, sexual organs, or a national identity.

“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….”
Ben Brantley, New York Times

With support from:

Instituto Italiano di Cultura logo

COUNTRY
Italy

PRODUCED BY
Motus

CURATED AND PRESENTED BY
The Theatre Centre

SCHEDULE
Thu / Feb. 1 / 8:00pm
Fri / Feb. 2 / 8:00pm
Sat / Feb. 3 / 8:00pm

DURATION
80 minutes

CREDITS
Starring: Silvia Calderoni
Directed by: 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
Foreign distribution: Lisa Gilardino
Tour Manager: Ilaria Mancia

In collaboration 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

LANGUAGE
Performed in Italian with English surtitles

VENUE
The Franco Boni Theatre
The Theatre Centre
1115 Queen St W

TICKETS
$25

Photo: Ilaria Scarpa

BOOK NOW
3-SHOW PASS