Intercultural Dialogue Through the Arts | Mother Tongues Festival


  • 22 Feb
  • 4pm - 5:30pm
  • Free Event

Inclusivity and Diversity within the Arts in Ireland. “Diversity is the lifeblood of culture”. Join us for these panel discussions and learn more about projects taking place across Ireland, working to promote intercultural dialogue through the arts.

In conversation with Kelvin Akpaloo, Romi Cruanas and Laragh Pittman.

Kelvin Akpaloo
Kelvin Akpaloo is an emerging Ghanian-Irish dancer, choreographer and dance facilitator. He is the director of Streets Arts Academy in Adamstown and the choreographer for WAVE an intercultural youth arts ensemble. He has also received a development bursary from South Dublin County Arts Office. He works as facilitator for Eurobug, No Hate Speech Ireland and the National Youth Council.

Romi Cruanas
Romi Cruanas is a Theatre Director, Drama Facilitator, Playwright and Performer based in Dublin. She lived and trained in Italy, Spain, Argentina and Ireland where she obtained a Bachelors of Arts in Drama and Theatre Studies from Trinity College Dublin. Her main areas of interest are intercultural and intersectional, transdisciplinary feminist performance. She is the co-funder of Rather Gather.

Laragh Pittma
Laragh worked with artist Clare Louise Bligh and fellow creatives Rafika Rajab, Haruko Otsuka, Basma Hassan & Svetlana Staricova on ‘A Perfect Global City’ for WEMIN: Migrant Women Empowerment and Integration, a European funded project. The sculptural project was then showcased in Dun Laoghaire town hall Oct 2019, at conference in Athens and in Utopias Dystopias in the Lexicon Dec 2019 to Jan 2020.