Soccer seen in dance
FORMER soccer player Ahilan Ratnamohan performs SDS1, a dance-inspired work derived from art and sport.
Exploring soccer as an art form, this performance aims to have audiences living the surreal, visceral yet poetic experience of a football match.
“In creating SDS1, I set out to challenge myself and the football-dance-theatre I had been creating,” Ratnamohan said.
“While I had already been working with common football movements, I wanted to push these further into an abstract terrain, recontextualising them as contemporary dance.
“I hope that by using this movement vocabulary, the piece will access a new audience, to whom these movements are familiar, even if the theatre is not.”
SDS1 is at PICA, Northbridge from September 22-26.
Ahilan Ratnamohan in motion.