New night sky festival marks MOA’s bid to become Vancouver’s first urban star park

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Next weekend, during the peak of the Perseid meteor shower, the Museum of Anthropology will welcome more than 1000 guests for a new festival of arts and astronomy.

Blackout: Night Sky Festival will take place on Saturday, August 12 and features Indigenous storytelling, an immersive art installation and interpretive stargazing set to a soundtrack of live and electronic music.  Continue reading

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Diverse cultural traditions showcased in 10th anniversary of Coastal First Nations Dance Festival

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Marking 50 years of Indigenous dance revitalization, Dancers of Damelahamid and the Museum of Anthropology (MOA) at UBC announce the 10th anniversary Coastal First Nations Dance Festival. A celebration of Indigenous stories, song and dance from Canada and abroad, this season’s festival will feature a Pacific Islander artist from Hawai’i, the anticipated return of Cree hoop dancing, and the world-premiere of Dancers of Damelahamid’s newest work, Interweavings from February 28 to March 5. Continue reading