February 10 | 20:30 h


MDLSX is an autobiographical piece with a single performer, Silvia Calderoni. The actress gives life to an androgynous being who questions barriers between genders. An animal in a trance that the New York Times described with passion in its criticism: “Silvia Calderoni must be made of mercury or some other liquid element that has not yet been discovered. Surely, no body of mortal flesh can undergo the unpredictable transformations that this remarkable performer achieves in MDLSX, a work of coding of perceptions by MOTUS, the troupe of the revolutionary theatre”. And as Paul B. Preciado says: “The necessary change is so profound that it is said to be impossible. So profound that it is said to be unimaginable. But the impossible is yet to come. And the unimaginable is deserved”.

Taking as a starting point the music of his life, Calderoni tells us how he discovered his body, his childhood and his adolescence. He tells us everything. And it is a life that undoubtedly deserves to be told, an unclassifiable, deeply dissident, joyful, intelligent, and political life.

The Italian company MOTUS, founded in the 1990s by Enrico Casagrande and Daniela Nicolò, are present in reference festivals around the world, their productions sail along waters bordering the wounds, conflicts and contradictions of our time.

In Italian with subtitles in Spanish


Direction: Enrico Casagrande and Daniela Nicolò
Playwriting: Daniela Nicolò and Silvia Calderoni
Sound: Enrico Casagrande
Collaborators: Paolo Panella and Damiano Bagli
Lighting and video: Alessio Spirli
Production: Elisa Bartolucci and Valentina Zangari
International distributor: Lisa Gilardino
Production: MOTUS 2015
In collaboration with: 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.
With the support of MiBACT, Regione Emilia Romagna