In Drill, 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 undefinable 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.

Director/Performer/Devisor | Ahilan Ratnamohan
Performers/Devisors | Immanuel Dado, Arno Wauters
Dramaturg | Kristof Persyn
Lighting Design | Wouter Dupon
Production | Ahilan Ratnamohan, Anaïs Gabaut
Dramaturg for First Creative Development | Josephine Wilson
Performer/Devisor for First Creative Development | Connor van Vuuren

First developed in residence at the Perth Institute for Contemporary Art (PICA), 2013

Co-production | PICA, FORM Dance Projects, CC Berchem, De NWE Vorst
Drill is being supported with assistance from the Australia Council for the Arts and the Flemish Authorities.

Full Show [55mins, begins at 5.00]
3-min TRAILER from 1st creative development [35mins]
1st creative development work-in-progress showing

Arts Hub - 4.5* - Dance meets football in this rigorous and innovative performance
Sydney Morning Herald - 3.5* - Drill review: Football-inspired dance work makes for humorous and physical work
Stage Whispers - DRILL
The Plus Ones - Where Dance and Sport Collide
The Plus Ones - Preview - Interview with performance maker Ahilan Ratnamohan


26/27 Feb 2015 - CC Berchem, Antwerp
7 March 2015 - De NWE Vorst, Tilburg
22/23 April 2015 - Theater Roxy, Basel
14-17 Oct 2015 - FORM Dance Projects/Riverside Theatre, Sydney
23 Feb 2016 - Queensland Performing Arts Centre, APAM
24-27 Feb 2016 - Perth Institute of Contemporary Art
8/9 July 2016 - Julidans

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