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FAREWELL MY CONCUBINE, THE MUSEUM WORKOUT and More Set for September at MetLiveArts

FAREWELL MY CONCUBINE, THE MUSEUM WORKOUT and More Set for September at MetLiveArts

The MetLiveArts series has announced its September performance lineup at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Scroll down for details!


Ryoji Ikeda: supercodex [live set]
New York Premiere
Wed Sep 6 and Thu Sep 7, 7 p.m., the Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium

Ryoji Ikeda: concept, composition
Tomonaga Tokuyama: computer graphics, programming

The groundbreaking Japanese visual and sound artist Ryoji Ikeda premieres his new work, supercodex [liveset], based on his eponymous 2013 album. The final installment of his album trilogy, supercodex [liveset] explores the relationship between data and sound through rhythmic and raw samplings from his earlier albums and hypnotic, enveloping audiovisual installations.

Tickets start at $45.

This is presented in collaboration with the French Institute Alliance Franc?aise (FIAF) as part of the opening night of FIAF's Crossing the Line Festival 2017.

Faustin Linyekula: Banataba [New Work]
World Premiere
Sat Sep 9, 2 and 7 p.m.; Sun Sep 10, 12 and 3:30 p.m., Velez Blanco Patio

With Faustin Linyekula and Moya Michael

This MetLiveArts commission invites Congolese choreographer Faustin Linyekula, renowned for his "live-wire intensity," (The New York Times) to engage with some of the complex but urgent ideas and contradictions that are inherent in the construct of a global museum. Linyekula will draw inspiration from The Met's collection of art from the Kingdom of Kongo, the Museum's Velez Blanco Patio, and the shifting political landscape and tumultuous history of his homeland. Working with The Met's curators of the Arts of Africa, Linyekula identified pieces of particular resonance, including Lengola objects, which provide a link to his maternal ancestors.

Tickets start at $65. metmuseum.org/linyekula

This is presented in collaboration with the French Institute Alliance Franc?aise (FIAF) as part of FIAF's Crossing the Line Festival 2017.

Farewell My Concubine
New York Premiere
Fri Sep 15, 7 p.m.
Sat Sep 16, 3 and 7 p.m.
Sun Sep 17, 12 and 3 p.m.
Fri Sep 22, 7 p.m.
Sat Sep 23, 3 and 7 p.m.
Sun Sep 24, 12 and 3 p.m., The Astor Court

Featuring Shanghai Peking Opera

The Shanghai Peking Opera, the preeminent performer of the Peking Opera form, presents this classic tale of unwavering yet doomed love, war, sacrifice, and suicide in a dramatic one-hour performance, starring Shi Yihong, the "first lady of Chinese opera." Farewell My Concubine, the seventh site-specific opera presented by MetLiveArts, is brilliantly staged in the Astor Court where, in 2011, Tan Dun's version of The Peony Pavilion elevated the standard of gallery performances.

Tickets start at $140. metmuseum.org/concubine

This is a coproduction of MetLiveArts, Shanghai Peking Opera Company, and Cultural Investment Holdings. It is made possible in part by Shanghai HYM Culture & Media Company.

Abhishek Raghuram
Sun Sep 24, 2 p.m., the Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium

The award-winning Abhishek Raghuram is a Carnatic vocalist, deeply rooted in the traditions of southern Indian classical music, taught by masters on both sides of his musical family. Presented in conjunction with the exhibition Modernism on the Ganges: Raghubir Singh Photographs, on view at The Met Breuer October 11, 2017-January 2, 2018.

Tickets start at $40.

The Museum Workout
Thu-Sun, 8 and 9 a.m.: Sep 28-Oct 1, Museum-wide

Choreographed by Monica Bill Barnes & Company
Narration and route created by Maira Kalman

Part gallery tour, part dance performance, part workout, The Museum Workout is "a tour that leaves its audience-members-slash-participants both sweaty and inspired." (Dance Spirit). After twenty-six sold-out performances, the work returns for a limited run because, "turns out, a little music and movement really can make you see things differently." (WNYC).

Tickets start at $75. (Please note: these performances are sold out.) Additional Dates: Oct 12-15, Nov 2-5, Dec 7-10 metmuseum.org/museumworkout


For tickets and information, visit www.metmuseum.org/tickets or call 212-570-
3949. Tickets are also available at the Great Hall Box Office, which is open Monday- Saturday, 11 am-3:30 pm.

Bring the Kids for $1 tickets (for children ages 7-16) are available for all performances (unless specifically noted) when accompanied by an adult with a full-price ticket. For more information, visit www.metmuseum.org/tickets, call 212-570-3949, or visit the box office.

For evening concerts that take place in the Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium, audiences can enjoy a pre-performance drink in the theater. Doors will open approximately one hour prior to the event.

The groundbreaking live arts series at The Metropolitan Museum of Art explores contemporary performance through the lens of the Museum's exhibitions and unparallelEd Gallery spaces with singular performances and talks. MetLiveArts invites artists, performers, curators, and thought leaders to explore and collaborate within The Met, leading with new commissions, world premieres, and site-specific durational performances that have been named some of the most "memorable" and "best of" performances in New York City by The New York Times, New Yorker, and Broadway World.

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