Win Tickets to Riot Days, a Pussy Riot Theatre Performance

Pussy Riot

With a string of tours around Europe and UK behind them, Pussy Riot Theatre group is touring Germany with Berlin’s SO36 on the bill Sunday 14 January.

Formerly imprisoned Pussy Riot member Masha Alyokhina is one of four performers giving audiences a rhythmically mesmerising taste of the stories in her book Riot Days, which reflects on the experiences of the guerrilla group.

For those unfamiliar with the escapades of anti-Putinist Pussy Riot, the Russian activists have used performance art as a protest since forming in 2011. Their views on feminism, LGBT rights, and the Russian Orthodox Church continues to place them in hot water throughout Russia’s conservative mainstream, with their most prominent protest performance landing three members in prison for up to 21 months in 2012.

Charged with the questionable offence ‘hooliganism motivated by religious hatred’, their trial and imprisonment garnered worldwide attention for its compromise of human rights. Critically acclaimed documentary Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer colourfully depicts this period of the group’s activism and its repercussions.

The committed activists that form the core of Pussy Riot continue to assert their disagreement with the status quo in Russia, with Alyokhina commenting,

“If you can change something, you definitely need to start with indifference. Some political impotents assert that we have no voice and choice. We have a voice. We have a choice… To overcome nationalism, sexism, racism, fear and indifference we should riot together.”

Riot Days theatre offers an immersive storytelling experience, conveying the road of alienation and incrimination that come with peaceful and artful protest.

Witness the revolution in action and join the protest by winning a double pass to Sunday’s performance at SO36 Berlin – to go into the raffle, email win(at)indieberlin.de!

Otherwise find tickets here.

For more info check Facebook-Event here.

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