Hong Kong International Black Box Festival: Motus "MDLSX" (Italy)

  • HKRep Black Box (8/F Sheung Wan Civic Centre)
  • 17.10.2018 - 21.10.2018
An explosive gender-blurring solo performance about individual authenticity and freedom
When identity and gender definitions are stripped away, who do you see? In a partly autobiographical 80-minute monologue, Premio Ubu-winner Silvia Calderoni peels away layers of scientific and historical convention and challenges the audience to re-imagine individual identity beyond the definitions of binary gender. Combining her own androgynous physicality with texts based on personal, researched and fictional experience, projected home movies, interviews and a powerful soundtrack, DJ-ed “live”, Calderoni presents a visceral and delicately balanced depiction of the violence, bewilderment and emotional unravelling of an individual trapped in an imposed identity, and a journey towards authenticity and self-acceptance. A wild, charismatic performance that will take your breath away.
MDLSX has toured internationally to sellout performances around the world. This Hong Kong premiere is not to be missed!
“MDLSX, in other words a rich, visionary and overwhelming atlas of an unexpected sexuality.”
Gianfranco Capitta, Il Manifesto
Workshop: Moving Entities
Produced & Performed by
Audio Visual Sponsor
Media Sponsor

Performance Date & Venue

  • HKRep Black Box (8/F Sheung Wan Civic Centre)
  • 8pm 17*-20.10.2018
    5pm 21.10.2018
  • $300
  • *With post-performance talk
  • Free Seating
  • Presented in Italian with Chinese and English surtitles
  • This programme contains scenes of nudity, strong lighting effects and adult content
  • Recommended for ages 18 and above
  • Approximately 1 hour 20 minutes without intermission
  • No admission for latecomers
  • Please contact HKRep before purchasing tickets if wheelchair seats are required. (Tel: 3103-5900)

Ticketing Info

Ticket Discounts

50% discount for
  • Full-time Students (limited offer)
  • Senior Citizens aged 60 or above (limited offer)
  • People with disabilities & the minder. For purchase of each concessionary ticket for people with disabilities, the customer can purchase one ticket of same concession for a minder.

15% discount for
  • HKRep Pals members
  • Staff of West Kowloon Cultural District Authority

10% discount for
  • Members of CCDC Dance Inspirations
  • Club Bravo members of Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Zuni’s Friends
  • Friends of The Hong Kong Ballet

10% discount for (Discounts only available at URBTIX outlets upon presentation of valid membership / staff cards)
  • Friends of Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra
  • Friends of Hong Kong Dance Company
  • Chung Ying Theatre “Energy Fun Club plus” (max 2 tickets)
  • Members of HKAPA Alumni Association
  • Members of Hong Kong Chinese Civil Servant’s Association
  • FANCL Club Members
  • Staff of Shun Hing Group
  • Bookaholic Members of The Commercial Press
  • Tom Lee “Music For Life” Members
  • Members of Hong Kong Arts Administrators Association
  • Members or Staff of Broadway Photo Supply Limited
Tickets now available at URBTIX
Ticketing Enquiries: 3761 6661
Credit Card Booking: 2111 5999
Online Booking: www.urbtix.hk
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Cast & Production Team

Performer Silvia Calderoni
Directors Enrico Casagrande
Daniela Nicolò
Dramaturgy Daniela Nicolò
Silvia Calderoni
Sound Enrico Casagrande in collaboration with Paolo Panella and Damiano Bagli
Lighting & Video Alessio Spirli
Production Elisa Bartolucci
Logistics Shaila Chenet
Communication Marta Lovato
Estelle Coulon
International Distribution Lisa Gilardino
2015 version in collaboration with La Villette - Résidence d’artistes 2015 Paris,
Create to Connect (EU project) Bunker/ Mladi Levi Festival Lubiana, Santarcangelo 2015 Festival Internazionale del Teatro in Piazza,
L’arboreto - Teatro Dimora di Mondaino,
MOTUS is supported by MiBACT
Regione Emilia Romagna