Ola Ko'u Akua Wahine!
"Flaharty’s costumes are living works of art, rooted in antiquity, and brought to life by the IONA dancers in our community."

The World Premiere of Oh My Goddess! will take place at the Hawai'i Convention Center on September 29 - October 1, 2023.

Oh My Goddess! (Ola Ko’u Akua Wahine!) is a ground breaking new work featuring contemporary representations of the four Hawaiian goddesses Pele, Hi'iaka, Namaka, and Poliahu. Oh My Goddess! revitalizes the Hawaiian notion of mana wahine, the inherent strength of women, while showcasing Hawaii’s unique connection to the environment–giving ancient stories new life for Hawai’i’s people and those beyond our shore.

Costume Design:
Cheryl Flaharty

Costume Construction:
Cheryl Flaharty and Dee Laris (plus a few sweet menehune)

Program Advisors/Collaborators:
Kini Zamora, Ryan I. Kahoolelo Sueoka, Sarah Keahi, Mary Charles, David Kauahikaua, Victoria Nalani Kneubuhl

Program Supporters:
Hawai'i State Foundation on Culture and the Arts, Elizabeth Wong, Stan and Fluffy Zisk, Judy Bishop, Atherton Family Foundation, G. N. Wilcox Trust.

Please join us in bringing the goddesses to life with your support.
Contributions in support of Oh My Goddess! / Ola Ko‘u Akua Wahine! can be made to:
Nova Arts Foundation • PO Box 670 • Kailua, HI 96734