The season will also include performances by Salif Keita, Judy Collins, Rosanne Cash and Cécile McLorin Salvant as well as "Mali Now: A Look at Contemporary Malian Music, Culture and Politics," which will include five events, two concerts, and three talks that offer a rare in-depth look at post-millennial Mali.
"Theater is about storytelling and meaning-making, and both are vital aspects of the Metropolitan Museum; yet we've never had a theater troupe here. The Civilians' documentary approach to making work is uniquely suited to teasing out the narratives that are embedded within the Met's galleries and collections," Tomer said in a statement. "I look forward to discovering what The Civilians will do with this opportunity to take a deep dive into the Met's collections as well as into the minds of our dazzling curators."
"Met Museum Presents shines a brilliant light on what the Met should always be: relevant, inspiring, ground-breaking, deeply rooted in our collection, but ambitiously breaking from tradition," director and CEO Thomas P. Campbell added. "As I've watched Limor's innovation at work, I've enjoyed seeing a whole new dimension to our galleries exposed."
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