The new show Ionah (“Hanoi” spelled backwards) begins with iconic images of Hanoi an streets, and turns into a surreal and colorful dream journey for its main character, Lady Ionah.
The story is set in motion as Ionah waits for her sweetheart and becomes increasingly angry that he is late. Unable to curb her fury, the girl vents her anger with a slap on her sweetheart’s cheek. This act of inflicting pain on another causes Ionah to immediately be punished, as she is hurled into a fantasy world where she undergoes a bizarre journey of soul-searching. Finally, Ionah is able to make her way back to reality in time to transform her slap into a light caress.
The show portrays Ionah’s wild journey through spiritual torments with countless images of lively metamorphoses. Delightful imagination is on display through a diverse language of genres including modern dance, theatrical arts, breakdancing and visual arts. The play was inspired by the Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri and many scenes are strongly influenced by Western mythology. Ionah uses state-of-the-art visual and audio technology to conjure the surreal world of Lady Ionah’s journey along with top-notch visual design and music composition.
After over one year in production, Ionah officially premiered in September 2015. The show is also staged weekly at 19:45 on Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday at Star Galaxy Theater – No. 87 Lang Ha Str., Ba Dinh Dist., Hanoi.
The play is one of Hanoi’s most unique cultural activities and is enthusiastically embraced by local audiences and visitors alike. On TripAdvisor and facebook fanpage of Ionah show, there are many comments from audiences who enjoyed the show said it was beyond their expectation. The stage, the costumes, the performers, the light effects… are all impressive and make them feel like being lost in a little Oriental Wonderland.
Ionah show is a also good choice for foreigner travelers who want to have great experiences and memorable moments with their friends and family in Hanoi. The ticket for enjoying the show also could be easily found at all hotels, travel agencies and at the ticket box of Star Galaxy Theater.
For more information about the show, please visit the official website www.ionah.vn. We can help to book tickets for the show if you need to.
Source: Star Galaxy Theater & Convention