SDS1 is a solo dance work exploring the game of football as an art form and a psychological journey. A former footballer, Ahilan Ratnamohan creates a performance piece derived entirely from the gameÕs physicality, creating dance-inspired choreography with and without the ball. Ahil invites the audience into his arena which he constructs in their presence. Herein Ahil attempts to create his own football match. The audience being made complicit through simple actions and confrontations; holding a ball, providing an opponent for him, tearing off a piece of strapping tape. The performance sways between extremely intense eruptions of action and slower moments of stillness and waiting.



Created & Performed by Ahilan Ratnamohan

Dramaturg | Kristof Persyn
End Director | Lee Wilson
Lighting Design | Mirabelle Wouters
Sound Design | Gary Dryza, Ahilan Ratnamohan

Performing Lines Mobile States Tour
Producer | Narelle Lewis
Production Manager | Richard Whitehouse





- VIDEO -
3-min trailer
full show



- REVIEWS -
Theatre People - Ahilan RatnamohanÕs SDS1 4.5*
The West Australian, It's more than just a game, Joe Pickup
Daily Review, Crikey, POSTCARD FROM PERTH: QUESTIONS OF RELEVANCE (MIDSUMMER, SDS1), Humphrey Bower
Perth Culture, SDS1 - Football in theatre, Quie Ying Morrison
RealTime Arts, Cornered chaos; soccer un-danced, Maggi Phillips
Ahilan RatnamohanÕs dance theatre work SDS1 balances dexterity and delicacy of the "beautiful game"
SDS1 - Dance Review
AussieTheatre - Arts House: SDS1
ARTS REVIEW: SDS1 - PERTH INSTITUTE OF CONTEMPORARY ARTS
Write Response - Review
The Australia Times - SDS1 Review 4.5*
Dance Hub Magazine - SDS1 Review
GlamAdelaide - Theatre Review: SDS1
SMH - SDS1 review: Soccer's Ahilan Ratnamohan delivers deft footwork in physical theatre 2*



- TOUR DATES -
2013
27-30 Nov - Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts

2014
2/3 May 2014 - Tanzhaus Zuerich, Zuerich Tanzt
14 June 2014 - Cambridge Junction, Night Watch Festival
2015

19-22 Aug - Arts House, Melbourne
26-29 Aug - Vitalstatistix, Adelaide
2-5 Sep - Performance Space, Sydney
15/16 Sep - Salamanca, Hobart
23-26 Sep - PICA, Perth
29 Sep - 1 Oct - Mandurah Performing Arts Centre
13-15 Oct - Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre

2016

15-17 Jan - Explosive! Festival, Bremen
26 April - Encontro de Dan¨a, Natal
1 May - Vivadan¨a, Salvador
13 October - Brussels Football Film Festival, CC Den Dam, Brussels












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