IONA CONTEMPORARY DANCE THEATRE
Reclaiming the Goddess
May 4 & 5 at 8:00 pm, May 6 at 7:00 pm
May 11 & 12 at 8:00 pm, May 13 at 7:00 pm
2080 Kalakaua Avenue, Honolulu
(Former Banana Republic Space in King Kalakaua Plaza)
PARKING: Self Parking available in Garage on Kalaimoku Street off Kalakaua Avenue ($) and several nearby surface lots.
IONA's 2012 Annual Season features the Company's acclaimed work, La Madonna, a live gallery installation performance celebrating the power of the Divine Feminine. The high spirited production presents 15 living altars depicting ancient and contemporary goddesses brought to life through IONA's mesmerizing dance style.
IONA Artistic Director Cheryl Flaharty has her sights set on turning the former Banana Republic space into a multicultural cathedral where SHE is boss. And it won't matter if you're from Mars or Venus or any constellation betwixt, with a total of 30 performers, 'La Madonna' provides 75 minutes of non-stop, 360 degree, interactive entertainment for all sexes.
Featured dances include Madonna of the Sacred Fruit performed by Maile Baran Primacio, Pandora Out of the Box by Geneva Rivera, and new to the show this year, The Word Made Flesh featuring IONA veteran Summer Partlon. Attending a predictable theatre performance will never be the same after you've experienced La Madonna with works of art that are alive, happening simultaneously, and all to the beat of a custom DJ mix.
Supported by the Hawai'i State Foundation of Culture and the Arts, through appropriations from the Legislature of the State of Hawai'i or grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Cades Foundation, Kasanow & Associates: Life Planning & Wealth Management, Jean Rolles, Michael North, Janet & Stan Zisk, and Diana Wehrly Nicholson.