Photo: Renato Mangolin

“MDLSX…a rich, visionary and overwhelming atlas of an unexpected sexuality.”
— Gianfranco Capitta, Il Manifesto


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!

Programme Details

Date & Time:
17*–20 October 2018 (Wednesday to Saturday) 8:00pm
21 October 2018 (Sunday) 5:00pm

*With post-performance talk

HKRep Black Box (8/F, Sheung Wan Civic Centre, 345 Queen’s Road Central, Hong Kong)

Presented in Italian with Chinese and English surtitles

$300 (Free seating)

  • Half price for senior citizens aged 60 or above and full-time students (limited discount tickets available on a first come, first served basis), as well as people with disabilities and their accompanying minders.
  • 15% discount for HKRep Pals.


Tickets now available at URBTIX
Credit Card Telephone Booking: (852) 2111 5999
Internet Booking:
Ticketing Enquiries: (852) 3761 6661
Programme Enquiries: (852) 3103 5900

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: (852) 3103 5900)

Artistic & Production Teams

Performer: Silvia Calderoni
Directors: Enrico Casagrande & Daniela Nicolò 
Dramaturgy: Daniela Nicolò & Silvia Calderoni 
Sound: Enrico Casagrande in collaboration with Paolo Panella & Damiano Bagli 
Lighting & Video: Alessio Spirli
Production: Elisa Bartolucci 
Logistics: Shaila Chenet 
Communication: Marta Lovato & Estelle Coulon 
International Distribution: Lisa Gilardino

Adverse weather arrangements
Changes will be announced here if typhoon signal no.8 or above is in force.

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