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Pyongyang Art Troupe Performs in China

Beijing, September 2 (KCNA) — The Pyongyang Art Troupe that had participated in the 6th Asian Art Festival held in China gave its performances in Beijing, Changchun and Yanji of Jilin Province and Harbin of Heilongjiang Province from August 19 to 31 before full houses.

The art performances were appreciated by senior officials of the capital city and local areas and people from all walks of life.

Meng Xiaosi, vice-minister of the Chinese Ministry of Culture, said dance “Peasant dances” presented by the art troupe clearly showed the feature of flourishing Korean arts and it added to the festive atmosphere. He went on:

Frequent art exchanges with the DPRK are very important not only for the development of arts in Asia but for boosting the friendship between the DPRK and China.

A producer of the Tungfang Song and Dance Ensemble said that the “Peasant dances” are a gem like work as they played a key role in the whole course of the festival.

As we clearly realized through a series of visits of our ensemble to the DPRK, its arts have admirable progress under the correct leadership of Kim Jong Il who is well versed in arts. I would like to visit Korea frequently to study the Korean performing art.

The councilor at the Ministry of Culture noted that the “Peasant dances” were acclaimed by the audience for their distinct national flavour and very dynamic and unique movements.

The vice-chairman of the Chinese Association of Producers said that the Korean national arts are wonderful as they are peculiar and splendid and meet the sentiment of the audience.

The chief of the Yanbian Branch of the Chinese People’s Bank had this to say: The performance given by the Korean artistes helped the audience feel refreshed.

A dance “A flower I love” made so truthful representation that the audience felt as if they had seen real flowers in full bloom on the stage. I think the flowers reflected the world people’s praises of Kim Jong Il.

The honorary chairman of the Yanbian Association of Artists said that the Korean folk songs “Yangsando”, “Song of bean paste”, “Let’s go to the Kwanghan Pavilion” and others completely gripped the hearts of the audience for beautiful voices, a high level of representation, natural response to the audience and refined high talents of performers.

The general manager of the Heilongjiang Production Company said that the Pyongyang Art Troupe is loved by the audience as it deeply touched them with peculiar attraction.

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