Shake Up Celebrations

Shake Up Celebrations

Admission by donation | 10 am – 5 pm
Program | 11:30 am – 4 pm

Join us for a full day of museum fun for the whole family to open Shake Up: Preserving What We Value. Choose your own adventure from a range of earthquake-inspired activities—from 360 virtual reality tour, lectures and hands-on workshops, to performances of song, dance and storytelling. This day-long celebration, taking place throughout the Museum, draws from the cultures of earthquake-prone regions, as well as the knowledge of scientists and cultural experts.

Enjoy an experimental dance performance by Mascall Dance, interactive play with Gamelan Bike Bike, a workshop on Balinese Kecak percussion and dance, and a performance by Canada’s first children’s taiko group, Chibi Taiko.

The Shake Up: Preserving What We Value exhibition puts into the foreground both scientific understandings and traditional knowledge of earthquakes. Through art and culture, the exhibition highlights how knowledge of natural disasters that has been passed down through generations throughout many cultures. Shake Up is presented in conjunction with the seismic upgrades of MOA’s Great Hall to continue to preserve the building, the collections and cultural heritage.

Admission to the museum and Shake Up opening celebrations on this day is by donation. Proceeds will be donated to Doctors Without Borders/ Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), in support of their work providing emergency humanitarian medical attention around the world.

Program Schedule

– Great Hall –
11:30 am | Opening remarks
12:00 pm | Performance: Mascall Dance
1:30 pm | Drop-in interactive play: Gamelan Bike Bike
2:30 pm | Workshop: Kecak percussion and dance
3:00 pm | Demonstration: Kecak percussion and dance |
3:10 pm | Performance: Chibi Taiko
From 10 am | Demonstration: Self-guided 360 virtual reality tour

– Textiles Lab –
12:30 pm | Presentation: Volcano Culture—How Seismic Activity Shapes Balinese Civilization Then and Now. With Tom Hunter, Professor of Asian Studies at UBC
1:00 pm | Presentation: Ancient History and Modern Science—The Energy Beneath Our Feet. With John J. Clague, Professor of Earth Science at SFU

– Presentation Circle –
12:30 pm | Storytelling: Northwest Coast oral histories with Amanda Nahanee (Squamish)
1:00 pm | Storytelling: Northwest Coast oral histories with Cease Wyss (Skwxwu7mesh/Sto:lo/Irish-Métis/Hawaiian/Swiss)

– Education Lab –
1 pm | Drop-in interactive play: Hands-on seismic learning with Daniel Gowryluk, Assistant Curator at UBC’s Pacific Museum of Earth