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, and each performer assumes the role of musician, dancer, AND actor. Individual performers are challenged to communicate in unfamiliar and foreign artistic languages, while also forced to reconsider their own specializations through others’ expressive lenses. As diverse individuals unite new contexts are created which reinvent music theatre exploration, creation, and performance.
Since 2010 ātmā (previously under the name Vox æterna) has created several videos and three 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 at Festival Les Nuits de Septembre (Festival de Wallonie) in the autumn of 2013. These performances were created during residencies at wpZimmer (Antwerp) and deBijloke (Gent). This season ātmā will be in residence at deFeniks (Mortsel), wpZimmer and FLUX Laboratory (Geneva) exploring new collaborations and developing future productions.