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DPRK stages group calisthenics performance 'Arirang'

(People's Daily Online)

10:20, August 02, 2012

Actors perform the "Arirang" show during a rehearsal in Pyongyang, July 31, 2012, as the new version of this mass gymnastic will kick off on Aug.1. The Arirang, a mass gymnastic and artistic show with more than 100,000 performers involved, showcases the achievements made by the people of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) in socialist construction and their love of the fatherland, aspiration for reunification and peace-loving expectation. The show made its debut in 2002 to mark the 90th anniversary of the birth of the founding father of the DPRK. (Photo/KCNA)

Translated and edited by Zhang Qian, People’s Daily Online

The large-scale group calisthenics performance "Arirang" of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) will be staged in Pyongyang from August 1st.

"Arirang", performed by 100,000 children, teenagers and professional actors.

The performance has been staged hundreds of times since its debut in 2002, drawing more than 12 million spectators, including 118,000 foreigners. The performance depicts a historic event to display how the DPRK people fight for happiness and peace.

Arirang, which boasts permanent vitality and gorgeous artistic form, is the cultural legacy of the DPRK and the world at large.

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