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SoulBody I Movement Workshop: IONA Artistic Director Cheryl Flaharty

March 9, 2013 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

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Taught by IONA Artistic Director Cheryl Flaharty

Saturday & Sunday, March 9 & 10

1:30  – 4:30 pm both days

$80 for the 2 days

$140 for both SoulBody I & II (March 23 & 24)

No refunds available

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Open to all, SoulBody is a meditative movement technique based on the Japanese Butoh dance form that integrates consciousness with physicality.

The concepts taught in SoulBody form the basis of IONA’s work both on stage and off. Anyone interested in the mind body connection or how consciousness affects us would appreciate this workshop. No dance training required. Wear clothing you can move in. Dancers interested in auditioning for IONA are strongly recommended to participate.

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Cheryl  Flaharty is a visionary artist whose work seeks to unveil the mystery of the human spirit.  Raised in Hawaii, she received a B.A. in Dance from the University of Hawaii and performed as a principle dancer with Betty Jones’ and Fritz Ludin’s Dances We Dance Company.   Flaharty’s choreographic vision has been equally influenced by her work with butoh master Poppo Shiraishi, with whom she performed as a principle dancer in New York from 1985-1990, in his Go Go Boys company.  Ms. Flaharty’s experience with these two differing dance forms has brought forth the unique synthesis of Eastern and Western movement and spirituality that her IONA Contemporary Dance Theatre is known for.ncer

Over the past twenty years, Flaharty has been a leader in the Hawai’i dance community, bringing the Japanese butoh dance form to the islands, creating new audiences for dance, and inspiring countless performers and creators throughout the state. She is the recipient of six Hawaii State Dance Council choreographic awards, the State Foundation on Culture and the Arts’ Individual Artists Fellowship, and the Baciu Award for cutting edge work. http://www.iona360.com/


March 9, 2013
1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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