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First-day Performances of Art Festival Given

Pyongyang, April 12 (KCNA) — The first-day performances of the 30th April Spring Friendship Art Festival were given with splendor at theatres in Pyongyang on Tuesday.

Among the audience were members of the festival organizing committee, officials concerned, working people, youth and students in the city, foreign diplomatic envoys, members of foreign embassies here, foreign guests staying in the DPRK and overseas Koreans.
The State Cossacks Dance Company “Stavropolye” of Russia, the instrumental trio ensemble of Cuba, a Peruvian soloist and the art troupe of Koreans in China gave a performance at the Ponghwa Art Theatre.
The State Academic Classic Ballet Group of Russia, the Flamenco Band of Spain, the Malaysia Fresco Harmonica Ensemble and the art troupe of Koreans in Japan performed at the Pyongyang Grand Theatre.
The State Academic Voronezh Russian Folk Choir, the State Art Troupe of Vietnam, a soloist of the National Opera Theatre of Ukraine and a soloist of the Japan-Korea Society for Music and Art Interchange gave a performance at the East Pyongyang Grand Theatre.
The Piano Trio of Khabarovsk Regional Philharmonic of Russia, a conductor of the Young Philharmonia Italian Orchestra and the Chamber Orchestra Alberic Magnard of France gave a performance at the Moranbong Theatre.
The State Folk Band Orchestra of Belarus, the Music Company of Cyprus and the art troupe of Koreans in the U.S. performed at the concert hall of Pyongyang Kim Won Gyun Conservatory.
The circus of the Russian State Circus Company, the circus of the Center for Development of Mongolian Circus, the circus of Vietnam, the Belarusian National Circus, and magicians of Thailand performed at the Pyongyang Circus Theater.
Art troupes and circuses consisting of well-known international and national concours winners and famous actors and actresses of foreign countries and art troupes of overseas Koreans impressively represented the boundless reverence of all people for the peerlessly great persons of Mt. Paektu.
Put on the stages were colorful numbers with a high degree of ideological and artistic value and national flavor reflecting the aspiration and desire of the Korean people and progressive mankind to build a new world free from war and subjugation in the idea of independence, peace and friendship.
The performances go on.

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