Among the audience were senior officials of the party, state and army Choe Ryong Hae, Hyon Yong Chol and others, chairperson of a friendly party and officials of the party, armed forces and power bodies, social organizations, ministries and national institutions, service personnel of the Korean People’s Army and the Korean People’s Internal Security Forces, officials in the fields of science, education, literature and arts, public health and media, labor innovators and working people in Pyongyang.
Present on invitation were overseas compatriots, the chief of the Pyongyang mission of the Anti-Imperialist National Democratic Front, diplomatic envoys of various countries and representatives of international organizations and members of the foreign military attaches corps here and their spouses and foreign guests.
The performance impressively made a grand epic representation of the past in which a definite end was put to the distress-torn history of the nation and the present of Songun Korea in which its dignity has been placed on the highest level thanks to the peerlessly great leaders and its eternal prosperity.
The extravaganza staged in vast three-dimensional space was a perfect combination of graceful and spectacular rhythms, dynamic gymnastics, refined artistic representation rich in national flavor, ever-changing background, gorgeous stage decor and peculiar lighting, etc. It clearly showcased the inexhaustible strength and skill of the Korean people and the rapid development of Juche arts.
At the end of the performance fireworks were displayed in succession, beautifully decorating the nocturnal sky of Pyongyang.
Kim Jong Un waved back to the enthusiastic cheers of the performers and audience and congratulated the former on their successful performance.
He expressed great satisfaction over the fact that “Arirang” was successfully re-represented in fresh style in reflection of the need of the developing era and the desire of the people. He extended thanks to the performers and creators.
The performance “Arirang” made its debut in 2002 on the occasion of the 90th birth anniversary of President
Kim Il Sung. The extravaganza staged more than 420 times over the last decade has been watched by at least 13 million service personnel, working people and youth and students and over 180 000 overseas compatriots and south Koreans and foreigners.