“Honolulu’s Best Dance Company” Readers Choice Awards - Honolulu Weekly
… a visionary coup de theatre… the production casts a genuine spell.” Los Angeles Times
“As always with Flaharty’s creations, the whole assemblage is unlike anything you’ve ever seen before, asserting her and her company once again as one of the most innovative forces in Hawaii today.” -- The Honolulu Advertiser
“Lights, music, to say nothing of the mask that transforms Flaharty’s face into a hieratic image, add to the strangeness - and force - of this earth mother’s ritual.” Dance Magazine
“‘. . . a visually stunning, visceral and provocative opera of movement.” Honolulu Star Bulletin
For over 20 years, IONA Contemporary Dance Theatre has revolutionized the face of dance and the performing arts industry in Hawaii. Founder and Artistic Director Cheryl Flaharty engages audiences with avant-garde dance, visually rich costumes and unique site locations that evoke a transformational experience for both dancer and observer. The 20 member company performs annually throughout the Hawaiian islands and tours nationally and internationally.