ATMA performs at Alchemy 2018



We are delighted to announce that ATMA Dance has accepted an invitation to perform at Alchemy, London’s foremost festival celebrating the exchange of ideas and cultural connections between South Asia and the UK.


ATMA will present The Magic Fish to family audiences in the Clore Ballroom at the Royal Festival Hall on bank holiday Monday 7 May. The two performances, at midday & 3.30pm, are free to attend and will be supplemented by a fun and active workshop incorporating dance and beatboxing.


We’re delighted that performers Kamala Devam and Marv Radio will join Mayuri Boonham on stage for this special one-off performance that follows a hugely successful 2017 tour. This is what audiences have told us about The Magic Fish:

Fabulous! Loved the mix of contemporary & classical, a great story to tell too. Great to hear tales from other cultures. So visual with so few props! Really imaginative. Thank you!” Parent, Waterside Arts

One of the best things I’ve seen in my life.” Audience member aged 7, Pavilion Dance South West


For further information, see the Southbank Centre’s website, or watch The Magic Fish trailer here.


The Magic Fish: autumn 2017 tour



Following successful initial performances hosted by our commissioning partners last year, ATMA Dance is delighted to be touring The Magic Fish in autumn 2017.


The Magic Fish is a charming theatrical experience for families. From Newcastle to Bournemouth, this interactive performance featuring dance, storytelling and beatboxing, looks set to delight audiences on a nine venue tour.


We are also delighted to announce that the 2017 cast will feature dancer Kamala Devam and beatboxer Marv Radio. Please click here for further details and booking links.


Job Advert



ATMA Dance is looking for dynamic people to join its board. Read on…

Trustee Job Advert

Deadline Wednesday 26th April 2017.


The Magic Fish: 2016 performances



Check out The Magic Fish trailer here


ATMA Dance are very excited to announce the development, creation and performances of The Magic Fish, a new work for young children and family audiences.


Communicating big ideas to small children, ATMA Dance’s modern take on matsya, a classic tale about an Avatar of Vishnu, one of India’s Supergods, inspires curiosity about the essentials for life on earth.


In April ATMA Dance kicked off its development phase as part of a residency at The Unicorn Theatre – one of the UK’s leading Children’s Theatre venues. And in July, subsequent performances took place in London, Poole and Newcastle. Please click here for further details and booking links.


New status and team for ATMA Dance



In recognition of its charitable aims and objectives, ATMA Dance has been awarded registered charity status. As well as acknowledging the positive outcomes of its work, this status will enable the company to increase its fundraising efforts, allowing further distribution of its high quality artistic and educational work.


ATMA Dance warmly welcomes new board members Rina Mirchandani and Jenny White. We thank outgoing Director Simon Freakley for his work, and are grateful for his continued support of the company’s work from the back benches.


We would also like to welcome Ceri Brierley to the team as Project Manager for The Magic Fish.






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



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




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



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



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.


ERHEBUNG – Ivy Arts Centre, 27 Nov 2013



New classical Indian dance meets abstract sculpture in Erhebung – a collaboration between ATMA Dance’s Artistic Director Mayuri Boonham, Sculptor Jeff Lowe, Sound Artist Bill Fontana and Costume Designer Moritz Junge. Erhebung’ is a dance-sculpture-sonic art installation. Funded by the Arts Council of England and co-commissioned by Pavilion Dance South West and GemArts.


Book tickets here







Tour Bookings for ‘Erhebung’ and ATMA Dance’s new double-bill are available for spring/summer 2014.




NEW WORK – Tue 29 & Wed 30 April 2014, Linbury Studio Theatre



After the great success of her Draftworks piece Vāc II in April 2013, ATMA Dance Director and Royal Ballet Choreographic Affiliate Mayuri Boonham returns to The Linbury Studio Theatre stage in April 2014 – this time for an entire evening with her company ATMA Dance and the world-premiere of two new dance works, which include a commission from the Royal Ballet Studio Programme. Working with both Royal Ballet members and some of the best classical Bharatanatyam dancers in the UK, Mayuri’s choreography takes inspiration from classical ancient texts of India to create an evening of exciting contemporary dance.


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