artist talk after the performance on Nov 9, moderated by Amahl Khoury (author of SHE HE ME)
Italian with German and English supertitles
People are categorized by other people their entire lives. For the first time immediately after their birth, when a »M« or »F« is marked on a form. Performance icon Silvia Calderoni, who eludes every type of such specifications, is simultaneously cinematographer, DJ, and iridescent lead character in MDLSX. Autobiography, academic discussion, and easy-going indie rock music flow together with snippets of literature. The result is a hymn to freedom, which floats atmospherically between club and dream world in neon colors filled with poetry. Silvia Calderoni has received several awards as an actor. She has been working since 2005 with the award-winning artist collective Motus, which was founded in 1991 in Rimini; they performed their production CALIBAN CANNIBAL at SPIELART 2015.
Direction Daniela Nicolò, Enrico Casagrande Performance Silvia Calderoni Dramaturgy Daniela Nicolò, Silvia Calderoni Sound Enrico Casagrande in cooperation with Paolo Panella and Damiano Bagli Lighting and Video Alessio Spirli Tour Management Lisa Gilardino
Motus was founded by Enrico Casagrande and Daniela Nicolò in 1991. Over the years the group has created theater shows, performances and installations, conducted seminars, participated in interdisciplinary festivals, and organized rounds of discussions. Based on social observations, Motus mirrors changes that ripple through our societies. The results are filtered through the prism of literature: aesthetics, which reflect today's fragmentation / splintering. The group has won numerous awards for its works and has been invited to many theater festivals. All of the works by Casagrande and Nicolò are accompanied by an intensive program of public meetings, readings, and master seminars at Italian and foreign universities. At SPIELART 2015 Motus were showing their play CALIBAN CANNIBAL.
Production and realization
Production Motus 2015, Elisa Bartolucci and Valentina Zangari Foreign Distribution Lisa Gilardino in cooperation with La Villette – Résidence d’artistes 2015 Paris, Create to Connect (EU project) Bunker/ Mladi Levi Festival Ljubjana, Santarcangelo 2015 Festival Internazionale del Teatro in Piazza, L’arboreto – Teatro Dimora di Mondaino, MARCHE TEATRO With support from MiBACT, Regione Emilia Romagna.