Ahilan Ratnamohan | 24 - 27 February, 2016

Three athletes meet in a late night, never-ending training session. A form of non-competitive competition unfolds before the audience. Sweaty machismo gets a poetic makeover as sprinting, jumping, turning, pivoting, falling and accelerating merge in an indefinable training sequence which revels in an exhausted euphoria.

Drill is an exploration of the choreographic potential of athletic movement and training; an attempt to transcend all human athletic capabilities, in a non-spectacular, practical fashion.

Creator and performer Ahilan Ratnamohan is a performance-maker inspired by sport, film and language. A former semi-professional soccer player, his work is well-renowned in Australia and Europe and combines sporting skill and physicality with the grace and fluidity of contemporary dance. Drill is his fourth exploration of sport and art in theatre and was first developed in a residency at PICA in 2013. Drill is the third presentation of Ahil’s unique combination of movement and sport here at PICA.


Spark_Lab Partner School Curtain Raiser – Friday 26 February

In 2015, Ahil worked extensively with the students of PICA’s Spark_Lab Learning Program partner school, Warnbro Community High School, in a series of workshops combining sport and movement. These workshops inspired select students to create a short sequence that will be performed before the show on Friday 26 February.

  • Choreography and Performance
    Ahilan Ratnamohan

    Imanuel Dado
    Arno Wauters

    Kristof Persyn

    Dramaturg for First Development
    Josephine Wilson

    Lighting Design
    Wouter Dupon

    Ahilan Ratnamohan
    Anaïs Gabaut

  • Location

    PICA Performance Space

  • Dates & Times

    24 – 27 February, 7.30pm

  • Tickets

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

    Book online, over the phone on 08 9228 6300 or in person at reception.