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FORM Dance Projects Presents Dance Bites 2015


Venue Lennox Theatre
Dates 15 October - 17 October 2015

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 indefinable 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.


Want to learn more about dance? Riverside and FORM Dance Projects have teamed up with Vicki Van Hout to present a series of pre-show talks throughout 2015. Join the Dance Circle and meet a group of like-minded people interested in the dance world. You will meet the choreographers and dancers, learn more about the companies, the performance and dance behind the scenes. Admission is FREE – simply show your ticket to either performance of Classical Triple Bill to participate.

Friday 16 October
Vicki Van Hout in conversation with Ahilan Ratnamohan post-show at 9pm

About Vicki Van Hout
Vicki Van Hout is a Wiradjuri descendant. Vicki is a graduate of NAISDA Dance College and the Martha Graham School Of Contemporary Dance, NYC. After graduating in NYC in 1993 Vicki returned to Australia to perform with Bangarra Dance Theatre. Wirad’journi was Vicki’s first full-length work, inspired by Wiradjuri kinship laws. She has choreographed for ATYP, Pulse8, NAISDA, WAAPA, the Helpmann Awards and Quantum Leap.

About Ahilan Ratnamohan
Ahilan is a performance-maker working with unorthodox forms and inspired by sport, film and language.  After completing a film degree at the University of Technology, Sydney in 2005, he  attempted to make a career as a professional footballer in the Netherlands, Sweden and  Germany. Since 2007 he has been creating physical performance pieces. He has worked with diverse Sydney-based companies and artists such as Urban Theatre Projects, Branch  Nebula, Legs on the Wall, PACT, PYT, Theatre Kantanka, Martin del Amo and Campbelltown  Arts Centre. He has toured work and performed in Australia, South Africa, Germany and Belgium.  In 2013 he premiered his first work as a director, Michael Essien I want to  play as you… in Antwerp as part of the Antwerp European Sports Capital Opening, the piece has since toured to Theater Aan Zee Festival (Oostende) and EXPLOSIVE! Festival (Bremen) and has now been invited to the London International Festival of Theatre, 2014.  Recently he performed in Jochen Roller’sTrachtenbummler in Tanz im August as well as the premiere of his solo SDS1 at PICA, which has since toured to Tanzhaus Zürich (Zürich Tanzt Festival), Cambridge Junction (Night Watch Festival) and been selected for a Mobile States Australia-wide tour in 2015.

Dates & Times:
Thursday 15 October 8pm
Friday 16 October 12:30pm & 8pm
Saturday 17 October 8pm

FORM Riverside ArtsNSW

Choreography and Performance:
Ahilan Ratnamohan

Immanuel Dado
Arno Wauters

Kristof Persyn

Dramaturg for First Development:
Josephine Wilson

Lighting Design:
Wouter Dupon

Ahilan Ratnamohan
Anaïs Gabaut

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

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Approximately 60 minutes

Ticket Prices

Single Tickets Adult $35
Single Tickets Concession $28
Preview Tickets $20

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