IONA's 2018 Season
A heartwarming, thought provoking, and delightful show about animals, humans, and the spirit that binds us.

“Dominion is food for the soul”

May 11 & 12 2018; 8pm
Hawaii Theatre Center
Tickets: $30, $45, $60, $75

Dominion is a beautiful and poignant example of how the arts bring awareness to social causes. The work echoes a growing concern we have in today’s world over the mistreatment and extinction of animals. The show goes a step further to examine humankind’s dominion over the food industry in the use of genetic engineering and the sourcing of new “miracle foods” that promote life. IONA Artistic Director Cheryl Flaharty has created a visual and visceral masterpiece featuring 25 dancers, LED video screens, and interactive digital animations.

"The visual impact; the imagination bending symbols; the whimsy and the bone marrow darkness; and the performers-- were all extraordinary.”

“Thoughtful, sad, deliriously happy, amazing, divine music, a truly purposeful presentation.”

IONA’s new education program places high school students elbow to elbow with professionals in a learning-feedback platform that connects the arts to the real world. Students follow the production of Dominion though rehearsals to the stage, with immersive sessions in dance and choreography, marketing, technical production, costume building, and arts administration.

Additional support from the State Foundation on Culture and the Arts through appropriations from the Legislature of the State of Hawaii and by the National Endowment for the Arts, and the S. J. Ungar / J. Shapiro Family Foundation. Photo: Kaveh Kardan.