Jan 10

MDLSX: The Freedom of Becoming

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Motus’ MDLSX explores the notion of self and identity beyond the borders of the body, skin colour, and sexual organs, or an imposed or acquired nationality. Androgyny and music explode at Theatre Junction Grand from January 25 – 27, 2018, as part of One Yellow Rabbit’s 32nd Annual High Performance Rodeo. 

MDLSX caps off a month of shows that question gender, identity and the importance of being an accepting and inclusive society,” says Guy de Carteret, Executive Director. “MDLSX disrupts our perception of who we are individually, and together. It is visually stunning.”

The performance uses life stories, home videos, queer culture, performance art, academia, androgyny and music that merge into a pulsating and explosive hymn to the freedom of being. It is the collision of autobiography and a call to action.

MDLSX is produced by Motus, which was founded by Enrico Casagrande and Daniela Nicolò. They’ve recently celebrated its twenty-fifth anniversary, an important one for this group that burst onto the scene in the nineties with productions wielding great physical and emotional impact. Motus has always used art to portray some of the harshest contradictions of the present day. Throughout the years, the group has created theatre shows, performances, installations and videos, conducted seminars and workshops and taken part in interdisciplinary festivals.

MDLSX follows two other productions that are all about gender identity and gender issues. Hot Brown Honey, also part of the High Performance Rodeo will take the Flanagan stage January 3-6, 2018 and Body So Fluorescent, part of Theatre Junction’s Next Stage program from January 11 – 14, 2018 in the Studio.

How do you not choose gender, or even be defined by it, but just be?

For tickets to MDLSX and other High Performance Rodeo performances, visit their website at hprodeo.ca.

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