BURNING DOORS by Pussy Riot's Masha Alyokhina and Belarus Free Theatre across the U.K.

Burning Doors

In this blazingly contemporary new work, Belarus Free Theatre combine forces with Pussy Riot’s Maria Alyokina to share stories of persecuted artists, living under dictatorship, who will not be silenced.

 

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23 – 27 August: Curve, Leicester (tickets on sale 2 June)
31 August – 24 September: Soho Theatre, London
28 – 29 September: Dartington Hall
1 October: Falmouth University
10 – 12 October: Contact, Manchester
14 October: New Theatre Royal, Portsmouth

 

Burning Doors interrogates what happens to people when they are declared enemies of the state simply for making art. How the meaning of home and displacement reframes under systematic coercion and ideological warfare.

This brand new production blends sensuous theatricality and vigorous physicality to shine a light on total suppression of artistic freedoms, drawn from the real-life stories of iconoclastic Russian performance artist Petr Pavlensky, incarcerated Ukrainian filmmakerOleg Sentsov and Pussy Riot's Maria Alyokhina.

 

 

Belarus Free Theatre is one of the leading refugee-led theatre company in the UK and the only theatre in Europe banned by its government on political grounds. Burning Doorsdraws on the company’s own experience of political oppression and continues their campaign to stand up for artistic freedom and human rights across the globe, reminding us, once again, that theatre can be a revolutionary art.

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ISBN: 9781783191253
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Published: Oberon Books - September 2nd, 2014

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Published: Oberon Books - September 27th, 2016