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Creative Fusion, ‘Trouble in Mind’ and Cleveland Restoration Society

Monday, November 5, 2012

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Creative Fusion, ‘Trouble in Mind’ and Cleveland Restoration Society Dee Perry speaks with Sri Lankan choreographer Kapila Palihawadana about coming to Cleveland for The Cleveland Foundation’s Creative Fusion initiative to work with Inlet Dance Theater. Plus, award-winning playwright Michael Oatman speaks about the life and plays of Alice Childress as he stages Childress's play Trouble in Mind at Tri-C. And we celebrate the 40th anniversary of The Cleveland Restoration Society.

Additional Information

The Cleveland Foundation‘s Creative Fusion initiative brings Kapila Palihawadana to Cleveland to work with Inlet Dance Theater.

Trouble in Mind is onstage at Tri-C Nov 2 - Nov 10

The Cleveland Restoration Society celebrates its 40th anniversary

photo credit: Lekha Edirisinghe
The music played at the beginning and end of the segment is by Armenian musician Lucineh Hovanissian, one of the five artists in Cleveland as part of Creative Fusion


Arts and Culture, Dance, History, Theatre


Kapila Palihawadana, choreographer

Bill Wade, Inlet Dance Theater

Kathleen Cerveny, Cleveland Foundation

Michael Oatman, playwright

Terrence Spivey, Karamu

Kathleen Crowther, Cleveland Restoration Society

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Special thanks to the Oberlin Conservatory of Music at Oberlin College for the use of their Steinway Piano.

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