Our friends over at the non-partisan Korean Central News Agency have turned to entertainment journalism with an article about the latest DPRK dance craze that is sweeping the country. Check out their article below and the accompanying photos of the next big thing in authoritarian dance culture.
Pyongyang, May 7 (KCNA) — New popular dances have been created in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.
People learning the dances are seen everywhere in the country.
The new dances are made up of kicking, clapping and shoulder moving and slow or quick waltz. They are danced to the tune of folk songs and such current popular songs as “My Wife” and “At a Go”. Their movements are highly vibrant and cheerful, with their rhythms easily understandable.
The new dances can be danced in any spots without making a circle.
Kim Hye Yong, a worker at the Pyongyang Daily Necessities Factory, told KCNA that the dances’ movements are so animated that she is interested in learning them.
“I feel as if I am in the 20s while on the dances,” she said.
Yun Sang Hum, a choreographer of the Korean Dance Institute, said he would work hard to popularize the new dances in order to instill optimism in the minds of the local people in their efforts for building a thriving nation.
The dances were created by the Korean Dance Institute under the Phibada Opera Troupe. -0-
If anyone comes up with the accompanying video,you know where to send it…