Win a Double Pass to the Sydney Premier of MDLSX

By Isabella Cornell

We are super excited to offer you guys the chance to win a double pass to Carriageworks’ opening night of Italian theatre company Motus’ MDLSX– a confronting, empowering hymn to androgyny.

For three nights from 16 – 18 March, platinum-maned punk god/dess Silvia Calderoni will bring her unique brand of performance to audiences at Sydney’s Carriageworks, using her family’s home videos to blur fiction with her own life story. Part performance-art monologue, part DJ set featuring music from The Smiths, Vampire Weekend and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, this is a show that, like its subject, proudly defies classification.

MDLSX is an 80-minute performance weaving autobiography and literary evocations in a lively celebration of exploration, the freedom of becoming and gender-blending, presenting a being that cannot be contained within the borders of the body, skin colour, sexual organs, or boundaries of national identity.

Motus has a reputation of blurring boundaries of form and content in theatre, and their presentation of MDLSX is no different. Directed and conceived by Motus founders Daniela Nicolò and Enrico Casagrande and using music, video, monologue and physical performance, MDLSX tells the thought-provoking story of a gender fluid character, encouraging the audience to embrace difference and to question the way the world classifies and defines human beings.

New York Theatre Review has described Calderoni’s performance in MDLXS as one of “fearless vulnerability” that “is required viewing for anyone interested in multimedia expression, gender identity, and boundary-destroying performance art.”

“Throughout the performance, Calderoni will transform over and over again without ever resting in a place of gender resolution…Calderoni straddles this line with easy virtuosity, in a performance bold, complex, and honest.” -Dan O’Neil, Culturebot

“Surely no body of mortal flesh could undergo the quicksilver transformations achieved by this remarkable performer in MDLSX.”-  The New York Times

Opening Night is Thursday 16th of March at 7:30.

To enter just send an email with MDLSX Giveaway in the subject line to rsvp@heapsgay.com

The winner will be drawn on Tuesday at 5pm!

Otherwise, you can buy your tickets through Carriageworks here.

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