The Sound of Applause, ideastream’s weekday radio magazine, celebrates the visual and performing arts, explores cultural trends, and examines current events through an artistic lens.
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.
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
Kapila Palihawadana, choreographer
Bill Wade, Inlet Dance Theater
Kathleen Cerveny, Cleveland Foundation
Michael Oatman, playwright
Terrence Spivey, Karamu
Kathleen Crowther, Cleveland Restoration Society