SDS1 is a solo dance work exploring the game of football as an art form. A former footballer, Ahilan Ratnamohan creates a piece derived entirely from the game’s physicality, creating dance-inspired choreography with and without the ball. Through this deep exploration of movement in football the piece ponders the psyche of vulnerable warriors striving to be loved or hated, worshipped or scorned. This physically charged piece creates layers of movement that take the audience through a surreal and visceral, yet poetic experience of a football match. This is football in a theatre, stripped back, extracted, frozen, repeated and abstracted. Beautiful and ugly at once.