EXPERIENCE A FUSION OF MOVEMENT STYLES IN RATNAMOHAN’S UNIQUE AND EXHILIRATING TRIBUTE TO A GLOBAL PHENOMENON – SOCCER!
BLACKTOWN ARTS CENTRE
2-6 SEPT 2015
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“His performance is visceral […] Ratnamohan has a gift for holding his audience through his artful journey.”
The West Australian
Performance Space, Mobile States and Blacktown Arts Centre are delighted to present SDS1 by Ahilan Ratnamohan from Wednesday 2 – Sunday 6 September 2015 at Blacktown Arts Centre in Western Sydney. A champion of unorthodox artforms, Ratnamohan has fused dance, sport and live performance together to create a thrilling movement work derived entirely from the global phenomenon of soccer!
Drawing on the physicality and inherent choreography of the familiar sport, Ratnamohan will evoke the atmosphere of a football match, filling the theatre space with a visceral, charged energy and provoking the audience to lose themselves in his unique version of the ‘game’. As Ratnamohan begins his contemporary pas de deux with a soccer ball, he adopts the mindset of an elite soccer player on the pitch – striving for success, toying with his spectators, seeking admiration, and showing off his athletic prowess on the field.
Developed in collaboration with Branch Nebula’s Lee Wilson (dramaturgy & outside-eye) & Mirabelle Wouters (lighting designer), SDS1 is an intricately layered movement work that sees the mechanics of a soccer game stripped back and abstracted to create an exciting solo performance work for dance and sports enthusiasts alike.
As an accompaniment to the Western Sydney season of SDS1, Ratnamohan will run a series of community workshops for the Blacktown and Western Sydney community. He will draw on his semi-professional career as a starting point, incorporating elements of Dutch street football and “groundmoves”. Players will learn new methods of working with the ball, combining their existing ball skills with Ahilan’s unique choreographic style. These workshops will take place from 27 – 28 July 2015 – for more information contact Blacktown Arts Centre on 02 9839 6558.
GETTING TO BLACKTOWN
Catch the 6:06pm from Redfern Station, this is the express train and arrives at Blacktown at 6:36pm.
The Blacktown Arts Centre is only a 5 min walk from the train station, you’ll have plenty of time to collect your tickets before the show begins at 7pm.
After the show comes out at 8pm there are several excellent food options for you to enjoy.
Our recommendations are:
- Saigon Spice – Vietnamese (32A Flushcombe Rd)
- El Jannah – Lebanese-style Charcoal Chicken (44-48 Flushcombe Road)
- Bow’s Chinese – retrotastic Chinese classics (91 Main St)
Don’t worry about which train to get home, they come every 10 minutes and you’ll be in a food-coma anyway. See you there!
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