Nadezhda Tolokonnikova (L) and Maria Alekhina members of the Russian punk rock band Pussy Riot pose for photographs at Amnesty International UK headquarters in East London on November 14, 2014, before speaking at a reception with activists who campaigned for their release from prison. AFP PHOTO / ANDREW COWIE (Photo credit should read ANDREW COWIE/AFP/Getty Images)

(Shaun Tandon’s article appeared on Yahoo, 3/18.)

New York (AFP) – Still relishing provocation three years after their release from a Russian prison, the punk rockers Pussy Riot are reviving their challenge to President Vladimir Putin in an action-packed autobiographical theatrical piece.

Maria Alyokhina, one of two key members of the group who went to prison, has taken Pussy Riot in a new avant-garde direction in an hour-long performance called “Revolution” that merges punk, electronica, theater, documentary footage and plenty of snide references to Putin.

Characterized by Alyokhina as a “living book,” the piece is based on a memoir she will publish later this year. It kicks off with an allusion to Russia’s Bolshevik takeover 100 years ago and a rhetorical question about whether her piece is about that revolution.

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https://www.yahoo.com/news/pussy-riot-declare-revolution-stage-182652662.html

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