Grand Mass Gymnastics and Artistic Performance Premieres
Date: 18/10/2018 | Source: Sports DPRK English | Read original version at source
Grand Mass Gymnastics and Artistic Performance PremieresThe grand mass gymnastics and artistic performance The Glorious Country premiered at May Day Stadium in Pyongyang on September 9, Juche 107 (2018) to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the DPRK.
Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un, chairman of the Workers’ Party of Korea, chairman of the DPRK State Affairs Commission and supreme commander of the Korean People’s Army, saw the performance together with his wife Ri Sol Ju.
The platform was also taken by senior Party and government officials including Kim Yong Nam, member of the Presidium of the Political Bureau of the WPK Central Committee and president of the Presidium of the DPRK Supreme People’s Assembly, Choe Ryong Hae, member of the Presidium of the Political Bureau of the WPK Central Committee, vice-chairman of the DPRK State Affairs Commission and vice-chairman of the WPK Central Committee, Pak Pong Ju, member of the Presidium of the Political Bureau of the WPK Central Committee, vice-chairman of the DPRK State Affairs Commission and premier of the DPRK Cabinet, other Party, government and army officers and chairpersons of the provincial Party committees.
Present at the tribune on invitation were Li Zhanshu, chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress of the People’s Republic of China, Salvador Antonio Valdes Mesa, first vice-president of the Council of State and first vice-president of the Council of Ministers of Cuba, and his wife, Helal Al-Helal, deputy regional secretary of Syria’s Baath Arab Socialist Party, Valentina Ivanovna Matvienko, chair of the Russian Federation Council, heads of delegations, special envoys and personages from various countries.
Seen there were also heads of congratulatory groups and delegations of overseas Koreans in Japan, China and Russia.
Present there on invitation were members of overseas Koreans’ congratulatory groups and delegations, representative of the Pyongyang Mission of the Anti-Imperialist National Democratic Front, members of delegations from different countries, Pyongyang-based diplomatic envoys and representatives of international organizations and their wives, military attaches and their wives, and other foreigners.
Delegates to the celebrations of the 70th birthday of the DPRK, officials of the Party and power organs, ministries and national agencies, service personnel of the Korean People's Army, officials of institutions, factories and enterprises and working people in Pyongyang also saw the performance.
Composed of the Prelude Sunrise on Mt Paektu, and such acts as Our Socialist Homeland, Victorious Road, New Age in the Offing, Reunified 3 000-ri Land and International Friendship, the performance impressively depicted the imperishable revolutionary exploits of President Kim Il Sung and Chairman Kim Jong Il shining in the course of development of the DPRK-its founding, defence, creation and prosperity-and the glorious history of Juche Korea which has advanced victoriously, bringing about epoch-making changes under the leadership of the Workers’ Party of Korea.
Through well-harmonized music, dance, gymnastics, acrobatics, large-scale background, illumination and stage setting, the performance depicted in an artistic way the vibrant reality of the DPRK, in which a history of sea changes is being created under the guidance of Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un, who remains faithful to the ideology and cause of President Kim Il Sung and Chairman Kim Jong Il.
The strong desire of the Korean people to make a new history of reunification by their own efforts under the banner of the historic April 27 Declaration was embroidered as the reunified three thousand-ri land, and the ardent aspiration of humankind for a peaceful, new world resounded in the stadium as a symphony of friendship.
The performance, which portrayed artistically the past and present of socialist Korea and its ever-prosperous future, which has exalted its might and dignity thanks to the great leaders, reached its climax with the finale We Have the Great Party.
The audience gave unstinting cheers to the performance that instilled in them fresh vigour through characteristic gymnastic movements and artistic portrayal.
Expressing his great satisfaction for the performance which was staged in a new and unique way as required by the developing times and the people’s aspirations and demands, Kim Jong Un sent his warm greetings to all the performers and audience.
The performance fully displayed the strength of single-mindedness of socialist Korea in which all the army and people are firmly united around the Party, and the spirit of the great power that advances forward towards the final victory of the revolution by dint of its own strength and fresh vigour.