Aniccha, derived from the word anicca in Pali, refers to the permanence of change. Aniccha Arts (Pramila Vasudevan, artistic director) is a performing arts company that uses dance and electronic media to interrupt public space and invoke mass response. This sense of interruption, which involves an immersive atmosphere and interaction between audience members and performers, is conveyed through kinetic presence, a mode of artistic integration that simultaneously centers visual art, sound, and a movement aesthetic rooted in contemporary Indian dance and multiple dance forms.
(Applied Creativity Founder Andrew Horwitz first saw Aniccha Arts’ work at a dance platform in MPLS in 2012. He has since worked with them in an advisory capacity and interviewed them for EphemeralObjects.org)