Ahilan Ratnamohan is a performance-maker working with unconventional forms and performers to create cross-disciplinary pieces. He is inspired by sport, film and language-learning processes. In his early twenties Ratnamohan attempted to make a career as a professional footballer spending time in the Netherlands, Germany and Sweden. He began concentrating on contemporary performance in 2007, collaborating with a range of companies in Sydney (Urban Theatre Projects, Branch Nebula, Martin del Amo,…). Since 2012 he is based in Antwerp, where he leads his own projects.
Ratnamohan's work is disparate and straddles many different themes and aesthetics. In the last ten years his work has developed into three trajectories: the choreographic investigation of football; language learning as performance; his collaboration with the Star Boy Collective, the performance troupe which grew out of his first production, ‘Michael Essien I want to play as you...’. Ratnamohan is a resident artist at Monty Kultuurfaktorij and wp Zimmer and is part of the collective autonomous production house Robin vzw.
Photo by Jonas Lampens