The sheer physical stamina and technique displayed by this fusion of dance and football was thrilling
Crikey Daily Review
…Playful audience interactions…are handled with such ease and grace…the audience responds with delight and amusement..
The West Australian
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 and abstracted. Beautiful and ugly at once.