A dark coloured photo with a white haired person standing in the middle with their back against you. The person is holding a narrow lamp over their head with both of their hands. The light from the lamp touches the person's arms, head and strained upper body.

Photo: DIANE Ilaria Scarpa

MDLSX is an explosive sound device, a lysergic and solitary hymn to the freedom of becoming, to gender b(l)ending, to a being that cannot be contained within the borders of the body, skin color, sexual organs, or boundaries of national identity.

It is a road trip of the exceptional performer Silvia Calderoni who – after 10 years with Motus – experiments a DJ/VJ set-like format, in order to start an exploration around borders.

By blurring fiction and reality MDLSX weaves together a kaleidoscopic queer universe. Autobiographical bits and literary evocations come together in a tour de force that exists on the edges; visible and invisible, physical and emotional, splendid and monstrous.

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The work of company Motus – founded and directed by Enrico Casagrande and Daniela Nicolò – spans over 25 years and multiplicity of formats: theatre, performance, installation and video as well as seminars and workshops. The company has received numerous prizes in Italy and internationally and toured the world from New York to Buenos Aires, Adelaide to Taipei, Moscow to Tunis as well as all over Europe.

For Motus there is no separation between art and civil engagement; the company has always portrayed some of the most challenging contradictions of the present day. They have worked together with revolutionary artists, writers, philosophers, and activists; engaged with building communities and acted in solidarity with different struggles.

With Silvia Calderoni

Direction: Enrico Casagrande, Daniela Nicolò

Dramaturgy: Daniela Nicolò, Silvia Calderoni

Sound: Enrico Casagrande with Paolo Panella and Damiano Bagli

Lights and Video: Alessio Spirli

Production: Elisa Bartolucci, Claudia Casalini

Communication: Marta Lovato

International distribution: Lisa Gilardino

In collaboration with: La Villette – Résidence d’Artistes Paris, Create to Connect, Bunker / Mladi Levi Festival, Santarcangelo Festival Internazionale del Teatro in Piazza, L’arboreto  –  Teatro Dimora di Mondaino, Marche Teatro

Supported by: Mibact, Regione Emilia Romagna

In collaboration with Cirko – Center for New Circus

Fri 17.11. 20.00
Sat 18.11. 20.30

Solmu, Cirko – Centre for New Circus
Kaasutehtaankatu 1 (building 8)

Price: 17 / 12 €
Duration: 90 min
Language: italian, english subtitles