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Motus presents MDLSX



Motus presents MDLSX

The Istituto Italiano di Cultura and The Theatre Centre are pleased to introduce Motus’s international sensation MDLSX to Toronto following stops at PuSh International Performing Arts Festival, Vancouver and High Performance Rodeo, Calgary.

MDLSX is a “scandalous” theatrical trip that Silvia Calderoni – after 10 years with Motus – carries out with a new format conceived as an eccentric Dj/Vj set. Magmatic territory where fiction and autobiography collide, MDLSX oscillates between Gender Trouble and Undoing Gender. MDLSX is an explosive and solitary hymn to the freedom of becoming, to gender b(l)ending, to being other than the borders of the body, skin colour, sexual organs, being other than an imposed or acquired nationality, a belonging to a Fatherland. MDLSX tends towards the spilling out of all categories – all, even artistic ones.

* Vancouver, January 18-21, 2018

In collaboration with Italian Cultural Centre Vancouver | Supported by Istituto Italiano di Cultura Toronto, Consulate General of Italy, Vancouver

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* Calgary, January 25-27, 2018

Presented by Calgary’s Culture House and One Yellow Rabbit, as part of the 32nd annual High Performance Rode supported by Istituto Italiano di Cultura Toronto

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* Toronto, February 1-3, 2018 at 8pm

Presented by The Istituto Italiano di Cultura and The Theatre Centre.

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A revolutionary force in theatre for 25 years, Motus has staged works inspired by Pasolini, Genet, Fassbinder and more, all to thunderous acclaim. Award-winning actress Silvia Calderoni has worked with Motus since 2006, subverting gender binaries with rare wit and courage.

They’ve received numerous acknowledgements, including three UBU Prizes and prestigious special awards for their work. Silvia Calderoni - their tireless protagonist - has worked with Motus since 2005 and is the winner of many awards that include “Best Italian Actress” honors UBU Prize, Elizabeth Turroni, Marte and Virginia Reiter Awards.
Freethinkers, Motus have performed all over the world, from Under the Radar in New York, to Festival Trans Amériques in Montreal, Santiago a Mil (Chile), the Fiba Festival in Buenos Aires, as well as all over Europe.


Date: From Thursday, February 01, 2018 To Saturday, February 03, 2018

Time: At 8:01 pm

Organized by : Istituto Italiano di Cultura; The Theatre Centre

Entrance : With fee


The Theatre Centre, 1115 Queen St. West, Toronto