Rockers target Putin, again
Roll Over Beethoven (1956) was a declaration of musical independence for a new gen- NEW YORK: Still relishing provocation three years after their release from prison, punk rockers Pussy Riot are reviving their challenge to Russian President Vladimir Putin in an action-packed autobiographical theatrical piece. to Russia’s Bolshevik takeover 100 years ago and a rhetorical question about whether her piece is about that revolution.
“No, the one that’s happening now!” Alyokhina shouts in unison with actor Kiryl Kanstantsinau before embarking on an frenetic account of the feminist collective since its founding in 2011.
She ends the piece with a warning that freedom does not exist on its own — “Fight for it every day!” She plans to perform Revolution in Russia and is not thinking about the consequences. AFP