77

MDLSX NYC Reviews and Tickets

77%
(1 Review)
Positive
100%
Mixed
0%
Negative
0%
Members say
Clever, Edgy

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.)

Read more Show less

Member Reviews (1)

Sort by:
  • Default
  • Standing in our community
  • Highest first
  • Lowest first
  • Newest first
  • Oldest first
  • Only positive
  • Only negative
  • Only mixed
77
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.

Critic Reviews (5)

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 pulling the comfortable rug out from beneath its audience...But I wonder if such literary appropriation was necessary. The production delivers its message most effectively without words."
Read more

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 occasionally glancing to the purposefully meditative, numbing video."
Read more

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."
Read more

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 required viewing for anyone interested in multimedia expression, gender identity, and boundary-destroying performance art."
Read more

January 9th, 2016

"The theatrical experience was second only to Silvia Calderoni’s raw and risky performance....The use of the hand-held camera was both provocative and intimate but at times it created a wall making it harder to empathize during some of the more intimate moments...A beautiful and profoundly moving story...The experience was intellectually challenging with many moments that moved me to tears."
Read more

Trailer

Watch This Next (3)

Score it Buy
Unreviewed
Opens Jun 22
NYC: West Village

Seven world premiere short plays by seven well-known playwrights in NYC's Meatpacking District.

Buy
88
Excellent
47 Reviews
Opens Dec 20
NYC: Midtown W

A hit in London, Sondheim's classic musical (with a new twist), stars Katrina Lenk and Patti LuPone.

Buy
Score it Buy
Unreviewed
Opens Oct 21
NYC: Midtown W

Winnie the Pooh and friends embark on fun adventures, in this new musical with life-size puppets.

Buy