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About the show

LaMama presents 'MDLSX' an 80-minute performance/monologue/ DJ set performed by the award-winning actress Silvia Calderoni on the nature of identity (sexual and otherwise.) More…

'MDLSX' weaves autobiography and literary evocations in a wild and fervent paean to the freedom of becoming, to gender-blending, to a being that cannot be contained within the borders of the body, skin color, sexual organs, or boundaries of national identity.

Silvia Calderoni’s outrageous theatrical trip defies categories, including the artistic ones, in a bravura performance that exists on the edges, visible and invisible, physical and emotional.

Clever, Edgy

See it if You are behind the curve on gender and sexuality issues (it's slightly dated for La MaMa) and seek a visually striking coming of age story.

Don't see it if Your Italian is inadequate & you have issues with supertitles or you don't care to be reminded there are gender variations in the world.

January 10th, 2016
"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'...The switch in perspective feels of a piece with Motus’s aim of pulli...
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January 11th, 2016
"Silvia Calderoni is a remarkable performer akin to watching a spastic, panting lizard jugging full speed on a treadmill...Her beautiful, hideous performance makes MDLSX sustain itself through a somewhat tedious 80 minutes, compromised mostly of reading English text from the back wall while occas...
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January 10th, 2016
"Visually spectacular solo show starring Silvia Caderoni, a member of the Italian experimental troupe Motus...Whether or not the performer/character’s gender identity confuses them, theatergoers are likely to leave 'MDLSX' exhilarated."
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January 17th, 2016
"Bold, visually stimulating performance art. The power of 'MDLSX' is its ability to capture strange and sublime tableaus…Co-directors Casagrande and Nicolo’s staging is tight and energetic. They wisely control the pacing of the show, never allowing it to slow down or over-exert itself…'MDLSX' is ...
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