SDS1

Ahilan Ratnamohan | 22 - 26 September, 2015

FOOTBALL AS THEATRE – BEAUTIFUL AND UGLY ALL AT ONCE

Returning to PICA as part of a national Mobile States tour, former footballer Ahilan Ratnamohan performs SDS1, a thrilling dance-inspired work derived entirely from the physicality of ‘the beautiful game’.

Exploring football (or soccer) as an art form, this physically charged performance has the audience living the surreal, visceral yet poetic experience of a football match. SDS1 ponders the psyche of the vulnerable warriors on the pitch striving to be loved and hated, worshipped and scorned, and through sheer athletic prowess, creates layers of movement that see the player ‘caught’ in the performance, rather than in control of it.

This is football as theatre – stripped back, extracted, frozen, repeated, abstracted.

  • Presented By
    Mobile States and PICA

    Creator & Performer Ahilan Ratnamohan
    Lighting Designer Mirabelle Wouters
    Outside Eye Lee Wilson
    Dramaturg Kristof Persyn
    Tour Producer Performing Lines

    …The sheer physical stamina and technique displayed by this fusion of dance and football was thrilling…
    – Crikey Daily Review

  • Location

    PICA Performance Space

  • Dates

    Preview: 22 September
    Season: 23 – 26 September

  • Time

    7.30pm

  • Tickets

    Preview: $20
    Concession: $20
    Members: $25
    Standard: $30

    Tickets can be purchased online, in person at PICA reception or by calling 9228 6300