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Pussy Riot – Riot Days – Christchurch

March 15 @ 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm NZDT

$48 – $55

DOORS 7:30pm – SHOWTIME: 9:00pm

Pussy Riot have one of the most important voices of the last 10 years.

​Gaining worldwide notoriety in 2012 after being imprisoned for ‘hooliganism motivated by religious hatred’ for their performance inside a Moscow church. They are the epitome of modern protest music, brash, unrelenting and challenging.

Featuring three key members, the iconic feminist punk rock performance band play Christchurch for one night only.

Riot Days is their story, presented in a truly iconic and inimitable way. Riot Days is a gig, Riot Days is a show, Riot Days is an experience.

“New revolutionary electronic punk opera”
– SYDNEY MORNING HERALD

“powerful and exhilarating…
Alyokhina’s collaboration with music producer Alexander Cheparukhin and director Yury Muravitsky was
full of fierce, rousing joy, free of scripted cues…
…poetic, razor-sharp and disarmingly witty…
Riot Days was a generous document to defiance, a kinetic invitation to dissent. I left blazing with hope…
Riot Days convinced me that gigs still have the power to move the masses”
– THE GUARDIAN (London show – Islington Assembly Hall)

“…it’s anger that powers this
swaggering, throbbing gig by Pussy Riot Theatre. A ragged mix of performance art, poetry and bone-crunching trash-can tunes, it’s based on Riot Days, the memoir by Maria Alyokhina, the leading member of the Russian post-punk, feminist political-protest collective. It’s cartoonish, poundingly emphatic, blackly funny and furious…
…hectic, brutal force.”- THE TIMES (London show – Islington Assembly Hall)

…stunning audio-visual experience
…dark droning electronica that perfectly matches the mood and power of the story
…this unique event is more than just a gig but a theatrical experience
… It’s like watching
the best punk rock show of 2017
– if punk rock was actually in tune to modern sounds
…powerful direct messages, dashes of humour, moments of seething emotional honesty and a simple plea for freedom in a one hour show that is one of the best live experiences out there.
Inventive, passionate, darkly funny in parts, twitching with energy and intelligent defiance and anger and yet full of compassion this is a moral tale for our times delivered with an intense brilliance
– LOUDER THAN WAR – a blog review of John Robb, and English punk legend, writer and TV host (Manchester show – Gorilla)

Details

Date:
March 15
Time:
7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Cost:
$48 – $55
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Website:
https://www.facebook.com/346895632080713/posts/1610583469045250/?sfnsn=mo

Organizer

Blue Smoke
Phone:
+64274710495
Email:
info@bluesmoke.co.nz
Website:
bluesmoke.cp.nz

Venue

Blue Smoke