Motus / Italy


July 199.30 pm

The necessary change is so profound that they call it impossible, so profound that they call it unimaginable. But the impossible will come, and the unimaginable is inevitable.
Animalist Manifesto, Paul B. Preciado

MDLSX is a sonic device, a lysergic, solitary hymn to the freedom to become, to gender b(l)ending, to the being beyond the boundaries of the body, the colour of the skin, the imposed nationality, the forced territoriality, beyond belonging to a Homeland. Of “open belonging to Multiplicities”, as R. Braidotti wrote, advancing the proposal of a post-nationalist identity. In MDLSX, autobiographical rags and literary evocations collide, from Gender Trouble to Undoing Gender. We quote Judith Butler whom, with A cyborg Manifesto by Donna Haraway, the Countersexual Manifesto by Paul B. Preciado and other cut-ups from the kaleidoscopic universe of the Queer Manifestos, weaves the background of this Monster-Performance, which – five years after its debut right at the Santarcangelo Festival – we re-present at the closing (and as a gift) to this emergency edition that so insists on breaking down geographical boundaries and boundaries of identity.

Motus was founded in Rimini in 1991 by Enrico Casagrande and Daniela Nicolò. Since then it has operated with shows of great impact, managing to anticipate and recount the most bitter contradictions of the present. It places – alongside theatre, performances and installations – an intense activity of seminars, discussions, debates, and participates in national and international festivals. Motus has received numerous recognitions of its work, including three UBU awards and prestigious special prizes. Its shows have been presented in Europe and around the world. In 2020, the directors of the company are the artistic directors of the fiftieth edition of Santarcangelo Festival.

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.
Ben Brantley – The New York Times – January 10th, 2016

full price 10 € / under 26 8 €
  • Parco Baden Powell

online tickets are no longer available

duration '80

we warmly recommend you arrive at the performance venue at least 30 minutes before the start of the show (the venue will open 1 hour before the performance starts)

con Silvia Calderoni / regia Enrico Casagrande e Daniela Nicolò / drammaturgia Daniela Nicolò e Silvia Calderoni / suoni Enrico Casagrande / in collaborazione con Paolo Panella e Damiano Bagli / luce e video Alessio Spirli e Simone Palma / produzione Elisa Bartolucci / logistica Shaila Chenet / comunicazione Marta Lovato, Caterina Lupi e Vladimir Bertozzi / distribuzione estera Lisa Gilardino / produzione Motus 2015 / in collaborazione con La Villette – Résidence d’artistes 2015 Parigi, Create to Connect (EU project) Bunker/ Mladi Levi Festival Lubiana, Santarcangelo 2015 Festival Internazionale del Teatro in Piazza, L’arboreto - Teatro Dimora di Mondaino, MARCHE TEATRO / con il sostegno di MiBACT, Regione Emilia Romagna.