आत्मा ātmā

ātmā elevates the possibilities of musical and physical expression to new heights through a commitment to the exploration and presentation of integrative music theatre. In this genre the boundaries of music, dance, and theatre blur, diminish, or even cease to exist. Integrative performers are challenged to communicate in unfamiliar and foreign artistic languages, while at the same time forced to reconsider their own specializations through different expressive lenses. As diverse individuals unite, new contexts are created to reinvent music theatre exploration, creation, and performance.

Since 2010 ātmā has created several videos and five live performances. Sol io and The Daily Routine both premiered in 2012 with performances at the Operadagen Rotterdam and Theater aan het Vrijthof in Maastricht (Netherlands). Divine Rapture, a production based on the Song of Songs, premiered as the opening of the Festival Les Nuits de Septembre (Festival de Wallonie) in the autumn of 2013, and most recently To be determined was presented at the Feniks Festival as the culmination of an experimental music theatre residency hosted by deFeniks (Mortsel, Belgium). ātmā has also been in residence at wpZimmer (Antwerp), deBijloke (Gent), and at FLUX Laboratory (Geneva) where significant new directions in improvisation and unorthodox performance structures began with work on the uncompleted production Gameplay. Most recently, the new production PULSE has been introduced at the FOOT 2021 conference at the University of Toronto and at Watershed Festival as part of their New Works Showcase.