MERCINARY – THE QATAR PROJECT
Produzione / Danza
choreographer and performer Ahilan Ratnamohan
musician and composer Giulia Loli aka Mutamassik
performers Nipat Thollebeek, Aasis Gurung, Jhonmar Soon, Rabina Khatun, Imanuel Dado
dramaturg Sodja Lotker
lighting & set design Timme Afschrift
costume design Anne-Catherine Kunz
research consultant Roslyn Oades
technicians Hanne Dick, Monty Kultuurfaktorij
co-produced by Jon Davis, Jonathan Offereins
co-produced as part of the European project Be SpectACTive!, powered by CapoTrave/Kilowatt, Tanec Praha, Teatrul National Radu Stanca Sibiu, Bakelit Multi Art Center Budapest, Domino Zagreb, York Theatre Royal, Lift London.
running time 70′
The Project explores the real life conditions of the migrating workforce employed to build the stadiums for the World Wide Soccer Cup in Qatar 2022, and the exploitation taking place all over the world, to foster that billionaire game. Working with a cast of soccer players mostly from South Asia, Ahilan Ratnamohan developed a choreography accompanied by a surreal mix of sounds, blending the rhythms by the famous underground producer DJ Mutamassik.
Ahilan Ratnamohan carries on multimedia artistic projects, mixing cinema, sport and language learning processes. Graduated in Cinema at the Sydneys’ Technology University in 2005 and a professional soccer players in Netherland, Sweden and Germany, since 2007, he has been working as a performer in Australia, Europe, Africa and South America.
admission ticket € 9,00 (€ 6,00 with the Kilowatt Card 2018-19)