» Catalyst Series
Words to Dead Lips

Co-presented with Aniccha Arts
PERFORMANCES: Friday-Sunday, November 5-7 at 8PM

A person is filled with an urge and a desire to hold a pulsar, a radiating light that weaves through an environment of disquiet. Promising something beautiful and powerful, the pulsar is ultimately revealed to be a lie. Words to Dead Lips journeys through an emotional labyrinth of sight, sound, and movement. Aniccha Arts immerses sinuous, percussive Indian-based dance in an atmosphere of captivating electronic soundscapes and hypnotic hand-drawn animations in this world premiere that ultimately questions the psychological dimensions of crowd control and the politics of sound.

Featured Artists & Collaborators:
John Keston | Dipankar Mukherjee | Jasmine Kar Tang | Pramila Vasudevan | Matt Wells
Sarah Beck-Esmay  |  Chitra Vairavan |  Kayva Yang


$10 advance, students, seniors | $12 door
Purchase advance tickets online, or over the phone by calling (612) 871-4444

Pre-sold tickets are available for pick-up through will call at Intermedia Arts on each performance evening. If tickets are not claimed 15 minutes after the scheduled start time of the performance, the unclaimed tickets may be released to a waiting list.


This activity is funded, in part, by the Minnesota arts and cultural heritage fund as appropriated by the Minnesota State Legislature with money from the vote of the people of Minnesota on November 4, 2008.  This activity is made possible, in part, by funds provided by the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council (MRAC) from an appropriation by the Minnesota Legislature. This project is made possible in part thanks to the generous support of the Jerome Foundation.

Aniccha, derived from the word anicca in Pali, refers to the permanence of change. Aniccha Arts is an experimental and interactive performance dance company that lives and breathes the arts, searching for creative relationships between dance, sound, and media through interactivity. Performances have interaction between audiences, performers, and the media. Interaction influences the flow of performances which makes each show unique. Forms are usually derived from an Indian dance and music backgrounds, but usually adapt to the artistic skills and experience of the diverse artists. The content is created through conversation with various communities in the Twin Cities, addressing questions relevant to an ever-evolving community.