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Posted on: August 6th, 2014 by atmadance


A pair of conceptually complementary works by Mayuri Boonham


Touring this Autumn:

Thursday 30 October 2014, 7.30pm
Pavilion Dance South West, Bournemouth


Saturday 29 November 2014, 7.30pm
Newcastle Performance Academy, Newcastle College 
bookings through GemArts


Wednesday 10 December 2014, 7.30pm
Ivy Arts Centre, University of Surrey, Guildford 


For more information click here


A diverse and fascinating choreographer  – Graham Watts,


Principally commissioned by The Royal Opera House, Royal Ballet Studio Programme and co-commissioned by Pavilion Dance South West, supported using public funding by Arts Council England. 

Video and photos of Ex Nihilo / The Human Edge

Posted on: July 3rd, 2014 by atmadance

Just uploaded – click here to watch the trailer for ATMA Dance’s latest double bill Ex Nihilo / The Human Edge and see some stunning photos from Chris Nash on our Facebook page. Enjoy!

Ex Nihilo / The Human Edge at Linbury Studio Theatre, Royal Opera House – 29 & 30 APRIL 2014

Posted on: March 18th, 2014 by atmadance


ATMA Dance is delighted to be premiering 2 brand new works, Ex Nihilo / The Human Edge at the Linbury Studio Theatre, Royal Opera House on 29 & 30 April 2014.


A pair of complementary works takes inspiration from sacred texts of India to explore the metaphysical origins of matter and the ancient questions of creation and human life.


Ex Nihilo is Mayuri Boonham’s new Company work for seven dancers, whilst The Human Edge is a duet performed by dancers of The Royal Ballet ; First Soloist, Yuhui Choe  and Soloist Kenta Kura.


The Linbury Studio Theatre, Royal Opera House

29 & 30 April 2014


For tickets click here


Principally commissioned by The Royal Ballet Studio Programme at the Royal Opera House

Mayuri is a Choreographic Affiliate of The Royal Ballet Studio Programme

Co-commissioned by Pavilion Dance South West

Supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England


Erhebung – 2014 performances

Posted on: March 18th, 2014 by atmadance

We’re pleased to announce that ATMA Dance’s Dance-Sculpture-Sonic Art Installation Erhebung will be back on the road this year.


You can catch it first at Let’s Dance International Festival Leicester on Friday 9 May.

Performances will be at 2pm, 4pm & 6pm and are completely FREE! For more information click here


More dates will be announced shortly so do keep checking the website for performances near you.



New classical Indian dance meets abstract sculpture in Erhebung, a collaboration between choreographer Mayuri Boonham and the sculptor Jeff Lowe. Boonham’s increasing abstraction of the dancers’ figures creates an expressive boundary with Lowe’s striking sculpture – a place where form and abstraction merge. The dance is performed within a sculptural landscape that integrates choreography in its design. A key inspiration for the work is Burnt Norton, a poem from T.S. Eliot’s Four Quartets. The title, Erhebung, is a German word mentioned in the poem, meaning rising or elevation.

AUDITION FOR ATMA – 9 February 2014

Posted on: January 29th, 2014 by atmadance

Mayuri Boonham, Affiliate Choreographer at the Royal Ballet and Artistic Director of ATMA Dance is looking for experienced and technically strong male and female dancers to join her company to create and perform an evening of new work for the Linbury Theatre, Royal Opera House.


Dancers should be highly trained in either Bharatanatyam, or both ballet and contemporary techniques with at least 3 years professional experience. Contemporary dancers with little or no experience in Bharatanatyam are encouraged to apply but must be open to learning and working creatively with the Bharatanatyam vocabulary.


This project will research and develop ideas for Mayuri’s latest commission alongside a range of other projects.


You should be available for work between Tuesday 4th March and Wednesday 30th April 2014 inclusive (exact schedule to be confirmed).


Recent graduates, or those in full time education, will not be considered.

Prospective candidates should send a CV including photos and links to online performance videos to

Deadline for applications is 12noon, Wednesday 5 February 2014


Auditions will be held in London on Sunday 9 February 2014. You MUST be available to attend the audition in order to be considered. The audition will be by invitation only.