Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Zombie Art News from North Korea

Kim Jong Il demonstrates to an enraptured audience the correct way to put a bowl on one's head with a single movement. The bowl, made at the Juche Idea Peoples' Dental Prosthetics Factory Number 2, is semi-transparent, permitting the adoring population to always glimpse the Great Leader.

Pyongyang, April 17 (KCNA) -- Joint performances of the 24th April Spring Friendship Art Festival were given Sunday at the Pyongyang Grand Theatre, the Ponghwa Art Theatre and the Pyongyang Circus Theatre. The performances were appreciated by Kim Yong Nam, Pak Pong Ju, Jon Pyong Ho, Choe Thae Bok, Yang Hyong Sop and others.
In male solo "Song Dedicated to Marshal Kim Il Sung," the fourth movement "We Pledge" of symphony "Leader Is Always with Us" and female solo "Song of Loyalty", a famous masterpiece, and other pieces, the performers gave a good ideological and artistic representation of ardent yearning and humble reverence for the peerlessly great persons.
A joint performance was given at the Ponghwa Art Theatre by artistes of China, Russia, Cuba, Mongolia, Georgia, Germany, Moldova, Ukraine, Italy, Kazakhstan and the International Delpic Cultural Festival Council.
Put on the stage were female solo Korean song "Motherland, Prosper", dance "Chervona Ruta," the fourth movement "Glory to General Kim Jong Il" of symphony suite "Long Journey for Songun Leadership" and other numbers. At the Pyongyang Circus Theatre acrobats from China, Russia, Mongolia, the Czech Republic and Sweden performed "Plastic Etude with Bowls on Head", "Horizontal Swinging" and other pieces, acclaimed by the audience for their difficult technical and stunt movements.
Floral baskets were presented to the performers in congratulation of their successful performances.

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