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Tuesday, December 02, 2008

DPRK Mass Games 2008

The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) Mass Games, also known as the Grand Mass Gymnastics and Artistic Performance, are held in Pyongyang's Rungnado May Day Stadium. The Mass Games are the opening night of a two-month festival that runs in various venues in Pyongyang.

The 90-minute show presents the history and glories of the DPRK and the Kim Dynasty; the Mass Games involves over 100,000 participants, including highly-disciplined gymnasts, dancers, soldiers and school children, the latter performing the amazingly orchestrated and choreographed "card stunt" routines in the audience.

The latest performances were in April 2007 (Arirang Festival) and 2008 and there is not another Mass Games scheduled until 2012.

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