Kim Jong Il enjoys Chinese dance drama

09:21, July 16, 2011      

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Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK)'s top leader Kim Jong Il (2nd L) and Chinese Ambassador to DPRK Liu Hongcai (2nd R) applaud for the dance drama Silk Road, Flower Rain performed by northwest China's Gansu Province Song and Dance Theater in Pyongyang, DPRK, July 15, 2011. The Gansu Song and Dance Theater visit DPRK from July 7 to July 16 with their drama Silk Road, Flower Rain as part of the cultural exchanges of the two countries to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the DPRK-China treaty of friendship. (Xinhua/Zhang Li)

Kim Jong Il, top leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) enjoyed the Chinese dance drama "Confetti on Silk Road" at Mansudae Theatre in Pyongyang on Friday.

Kim Jong Il, general secretary of the Workers' Party of Korea (WPK) and chairman of the National Defense Commission (NDC), Kim Jong Un, vice chairman of WPK Central Military Commission, Kim Yong Chun, vice chairman of the NDC and KPA vice marshal as well as minister of the People's Armed Forces, and other DPRK senior officials, Chinese Ambassador to DPRK Liu Hongcai and embassy officials watched the dance drama.

The show, performed by the visiting Chinese Gansu Provincial Song and Dance Theatre, portrayed the friendship forged between the Chinese people and peoples of various countries along the Silk Road in ancient times.

The high artistry, splendid dance won constant applause from the audience. A floral basket was conveyed to the artists to congratulate the successful performance.

The Chinese delegation arrived at Pyongyang on July 7 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the DPRK-China treaty of friendship, cooperation and mutual assistance, and was scheduled to leave on July 16.

The drama, which had been staged at the DPRK in 1981, has been performed at Pyongyang and Sariwon City six times during the visit.

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Source: Xinhua
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