Pacific Hall Grand Unveiling - September 21

Pacific Hall Grand Unveiling Event
Saturday, September 21, 2013
9 a.m. – 9 p.m. at Bishop Museum

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Ceremonial Mask, Apouema

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Fijian Barkcloth

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Conch Shell Trumpet, Pūtona

Pacific Hall

Red Feather Currency, Tevalu

Join us for an all day celebration as we participate in a shared experience around all things Pacific -- food, fashion, films, lectures, art, music, dance, poetry and prose. 

Printable schedule of events

9:30 a.m.
Public Opening Ceremony
Great Lawn
Keynote speech by Vilsoni Hereniko

11 a.m.
Kau Moana, Peoples of the Ocean Deep
Tongan Storytelling with Emil Wolfgramm
Castle Memorial Building

Ka Pā Hula O Ka Lei Lehua
Under the direction of Kumu Hula Snowbird Bento (Hawaiʻi)
Great Lawn

12 noon
The Settlement of the Pacific and Hawaiian Origins
Lecture and book signing of A Shark Going Inland is My Chief
Patrick V. Kirch, University of California, Berkeley
Castle Memorial Building

Te Reinga
Collaborative dance performance featuring Māori choreographer Jack Gray
Great Lawn

1 p.m.
Reviving Traditional Marshallese Weaving

Building successful alliances for a cultural restoration project
Irene Taafaki, University of the South Pacific, Marshall Islands
Castle Memorial Building

Island Harmony
Students of Farrington High School (Samoa)
Great Lawn

2 p.m.
‘Anu‘u Nu‘u Ka ‘Ike
Community muraling in a celebration of relations
Presentation by Meleanna Meyer and Hālau Pāheona
Castle Memorial Building

Te Lumanaki o Tokelau (Tokelau)
Music & dance performance
Great Lawn

3 p.m.
The Role of Women in Oceania
Lecture by Luafata Simanu-Klutz
Castle Memorial Building

Te Vai Ura Nui (Tahiti)
Music & dance performance
Great Lawn

4 p.m.
There Once Was an Island (Taku‘u, )
Three people in a unique Pacific Island community face the first devastating effects of climate change, including a terrifying flood.
Film
Dir. Brier March
Sponsored by Pacific Islanders in Communication
Castle Memorial Building

Ola Nā Moʻolelo (Hawaiʻi)
With Moses Goods
Storytelling
Great Lawn

The Honolulu Kuini (Tonga)
Salote College group
Music & dance performance
Great Lawn

5 p.m.
Drua: The Wave of Fire
An original music-dance-drama about drua (double-hulled canoe) culture translated into film.
Film
Dir. Vilsoni Hereniko
Oceania Center for Arts, Culture and Pacific Studies, USP
Castle Memorial Building

Sew Chog Dance Group (Yap)
Music & dance performance
Great Lawn

6 p.m.
Pacifika Poetry

Readings by Pacific artists
Coordinated by Brandy McDougall
Castle Memorial Building

Evening concert

Aaron Salā & Friends (Hawaiʻi)
Vaimatina (Sāmoa) featuring champion fire knife dancer David Galeai
Great Lawn

7 p.m.
The Land of Eb (Marshall Islands)

Set in a neglected corner of the Hawaiian islands, The Land of Eb
is a feature film about a Marshallese family struggling to create a new home
for themselves on the periphery of society.
Film (90 minutes)
Dir. Andrew Williamson
Castle Memorial Building

Taimane (Hawaiʻi)
Evening ‘ukulele performance
Great Lawn

8 p.m.
Te Reinga

Collaborative dance performance with choreographer Jack Gray (Aotearoa)
& Bishop Museum staff
Great Lawn

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