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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Saturday, April 22, 2006

Fluid movement

Advertiser Staff

The Iona dance company brings its ocean-themed performance to the Hawai'i Theatre in celebration of Earth Day.

Photos by Carl Hefner

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Ten tons of sand, underwater film, aerial acrobatics ... once again, Iona Contemporary Dance Theatre offers a magical mystery tour full of oohs and ahhhs this time titled "Electric Blue" and dedicated to environmental awareness on this Earth Day weekend.

Iona founder and artistic director Cheryl Flaharty's latest creation has been previewed on beaches around the island since December. For its Hawai'i Theatre presentation, the piece again takes place in an ocean environment thus, the sand as the dancers tell of the human relationship to water. Dancers also interact with huge images projected in the background.

"Electric Blue" continues at 8 p.m. today and 4 p.m. tomorrow at the Hawai'i Theatre. Tickets are $25 to $45. 528-0506, www.hawaiitheatre.com.