10 Apr Punk god/dess Silvia Calderoni brings MDLSX to Carriageworks
Part performance art monologue, part DJ set: featuring music from The Smiths, Vampire Weekend and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, in MDLSX Silvia Calderoni will explore the story of her life as she juxtaposes home videos with movement, narrative and feats of physical prowess.
Directed and conceived by Daniela Nicol ò and Enrico Casagrande, the founders of Italian theatre company Motus, MDLSX uses music, video, monologue and physical performance to tell the thought-provoking story of a gender fluid character.
Nicol ò and Casagrande say the piece encourages the audience to embrace difference and to question the way the world classifies and defines human beings.
Performed by multi-award winning actress and artist Silvia Calderoni as a way to explore her androgyny, the work has seen Calderoni universally praised with the New York Times describing her as having a “fearless vulnerability”.
The show has also been labelled as “required viewing” for anyone interested in multimedia expression, gender identity, and boundary-destroying performance art.
Carriageworks Director Lisa Havilah said: “Carriageworks is excited to be bringing this bold solo performance to Sydney audiences for the first time that has been described as exhilarating, high-intensity exploration of identity.”