The Fifth is AATMA's first self-produced semi-classical dance video displaying the "pancha mahabhuta," the system of five elements of Hindu philosophy: bhūmi (earth), jala (water), agni (fire), pavan (air or wind) and shunya (space or zero). The fifth element is often debatable, hence the name - "The Fifth"
The track, "Dhanashree Thillana" was created by the Bangalore-based contemporary Carnatic progressive rock band., Agam.
IIFA ROCKS 2017
AATMA choreographed custom pieces for music legend and two-time Oscar-winner, AR Rahman, at the 2017 IIFA (International Indian Film Academy Awards) Rocks show at the Metlife Stadium in New Jersey. The company danced to some of Rahman’s most classic pieces along with singers Hariharan, Neeti Mohan, Jonita Gandhi, Benny Dayal. The show aired on Colors TV in August 2017.
VODACOM CEO AWARDS
AATMA dancers took the stage in Johannesburg, South Africa at Vodacom’s corporate headquarters as part of their annual CEO gala. A full production Bollywood dance show was customized for the corporate event including LED motion graphics and concert lighting. Vodacom’s CEO, Shameel Joosub, introduced AATMA Performing Arts to its distinguished guests.
The annual SYNERGY conference offers attendees a comprehensive review of a variety of oncological diseases, combined with the latest developments in medical, interventional and surgical therapeutic options across multiple disciplines. AATMA performed a 1-hour spectacle at the Eden Roc hotel in Miami, FL for the event’s attendees with all the bells and whistles of the company's touring production, Mystic India: The World Tour.
AATMA dancers were featured in a music video spoof in the hilarious Netflix series, Brown Nation directed by Abi Varghese and written by Matt Grubb, George Kanatt and Abi Varghese. Choreographed by AATMA’s creative director, Amit Shah, the music video also starred actors Shenaz Treasury and Adit Dileep as "JJ Smooth". Pop sensation Bilz and Kashif produced the music for the video entitled “Supastar!”