Motus (IT)

14.–15. mars 2016

Past showings

19:00, Store scene

19:00, Store scene

“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” The New York Times

“Silvia Calderoni is a remarkable performer akin to watching a spastic, panting lizard jugging full speed on a treadmill.” Theatre is Easy

“And so perhaps this is what revolution feels like, today’s version. A story we thought we knew, told by a performer and within a frame that promises a recomposed authenticity in representation, in a transformative way.” Culturebot

“MDLSX is an experience not to be missed; a show that quotes queer studies, gender literature, but that also goes well beyond all this. Silvia Calderoni and her androgynous body, which becomes hypnotic and posthuman on stage, allows us to enter in a truly mythical dimension, while turning upside down our categories; as we leave, overwhelmed and grateful to MDSLX…” Internazionale

“MDLSX makes everybody clap,
it leaves everybody truly moved and vigil, because Silvia Calderoni is incredibly talented, in that body and in that crystal- like voice of hers, because it is a show that leaves a sensation of hope and liberation in the mind”.

“Brave and extreme. Overwhelming and cheerful. Dramatic and ironic. In one word wonderful”. Il Giornale di Vicenza

MDLSX is an explosive sound device, a lysergic and solitary hymn to the freedom of becoming, to gender b(l)ending, to being other than the borders of the body, skin colour, sexual organs, being other than an imposed or acquired nationality, a belonging to a Fatherland. Rosi Braidotti in On Becoming Europeans talked of “an open belonging to Multiplicities”, a text that suggests a post-nationalist identity. And MDLSX aims at going beyond categories – the artistic ones, too. It is Silvia Calderoni’s “outrageous“ theatrical trip, who – after 10 years with Motus – experiments a Dj/ Vj Set like format, in order to start an exploration around borders that will be catalyzed, in 2017, in Black Drama (A Tragical Musical).