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Philip Glass, a Pussy Riot musical & more at National Sawdust’s “Spring Revolution”

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Brooklyn venue National Sawdust will host the Spring Revolution Festival thougout March, a monthlong series of “performances and discussions highlighting female empowerment and cultural dialogue in the spirit of Women’s History Month.” The festival will feature performances by Philip Glass, Magos Herrera, Jeffrey Zeigler, Divinity Roxx, Madame Ghandi, Nils Økland, as well as “Town Hall meetings” and the world premiere of a music-theater piece based on the story of Pussy Riot on March 17 which was previously listed as a “discussion” with Maria Alyokhina, who is indeed part of this:

Pussy Riot presents its new music-theater project, PUSSY RIOT THEATRE. They will perform the world premiere of a new piece, “Revolution,” based on the book of Maria Alyokhina – one of the leaders of Pussy Riot. This is Maria’s personal story of Pussy Riot, including their legendary protest punk actions in balaclavas, hiding from police, their arrest, time in a Moscow jail and police investigation, trial and sentencing to a remote penal colony. The roster of performers will include Maria Alyokhina herself, Kiryl Kanstantsinau, AWOTT (Asian Women On The Telephone) psycho-punk music duo, and VJ Vasily Bogatov. The hour-long piece about protest art and political activism in a hostile state will be directed by Yury Muravitsky and produced by Alexander Cheparukhin, with video footage by Taisia Krugovykh and video art by Katya Sсheglova. The NS+ evening will end with a conversation with members of the creative team.

Actors and Musicians:
Maria Alyokhina
Kiryl Kanstantsinau
AWOTT (Asian Women On The Telephone) psycho-punk duo
VJ: Vasily Bogatov
Video footage by Taisia Krugovykh
Video art by Katya Sсheglova
Director: Yury Muravitsky
Producer: Alexander Cheparukhin

The Philip Glass performance happens March 12 and is with Foday Musa Suso and Jeffrey Zeigler, and is part of the Philip Glass @ 80 year-long celebration.

Tickets for all Spring Revolution Festival events are on sale now. Full list of events is below and more info on the festival is here.

SPRING REVOLUTION FESTIVAL @ NATIONAL SAWDUST: EVENT SCHEDULE
FEMALE EMPOWERMENT
March 1 – Forward Music Project by Amanda Gookin
March 1 – Town Hall ft. Paola Prestini, Amanda Gookin, Elizabeth Cafferty
March 2 – NS Curator Magos Herrera
March 3 – Lost Spring
March 8 – “One Night of Excess – Undoing the Exquisite Corpse”
March 9 – Divinity Roxx
March 10 – “A Mouth is Not for Talking – La voix humane”
March 17 – Pussy Riot Theatre: “Revolution: The Pussy Riot Story”

CULTURAL DIALOGUE
March 12 – Glass @ 80 – Philip Glass w/Foday Musa Suso, Jeffrey Zeigler
March 19 – Nowruz Festival
March 21 – Nils Økland Band
March 24 – Jog Blues
March 25 – Rudresh Mahanthappa
March 30 – Lukas Ligeti with Pidgin Culture

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