Denmark is a Nordic country. Geographically it is far from Korea in east Asia. In Denmark there were many people who have not a deep understanding of Korea. But they learned a lot about Korea through the performances of a small art troupe of schoolchildren of Korea in June last. The first performance was given at the Betty Nansen Theatre in the capital city Copenhagen.
Nine schoolchildren sang Korean and Danish songs and danced, each playing different musical instruments several times.
Many audience sang Danish songs together, giving them big hands and responding to the excellent singers.
Little artistes of Korea are all lovely, polite and intelligent. We really feel deep affection toward them. We want to visit their school once.
It was their appreciation of the Korean schoolchildren.
Ri Song Nyo, teacher of the Kumsong School, has this to say:
The Danish people who enjoyed the performances of our schoolchildren unanimously said with admiration that they are unique performances of strong national coloring and each schoolchild has a very high artistry. Especially the happy and cheerful schoolchildren gave them vitality and vigor, they added. It was for the first time that the Danish people saw the performances of our schoolchildren. They said in unison that the period was not so long, but through the performances they could have a good understanding of Korea. It is said that the rising generations are the face of the country and represent its future.
In Korea there is the slogan “Love the Future!” Everywhere in Korea are found service facilities, educational and child-care facilities and sufficient conditions for the children. A universal 12-year free compulsory education is in force in Korea.
Kim Jin Hyok who was well-known as a famous hourglass drum Janggu beater, says:
I learned the Janggu for the first time in the Mangyongdae Schoolchildren´s Palace. Now I am learning the percussion instrument in the Kumsong School. It is nearly nine years after I began music. But I have never paid for it. Teachers only want us to be good musicians of the country.
Respected Marshal Kim Jong Un shows love as warm as that of the great Generalissimos Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il who regarded the children as the “kings” of the country and devoted their all to them. Associated with his love are everywhere there are children including the Mangyongdae Revolutionary School, the Mangyongdae Schoolchildren´s Palace, the Songdowon International Children´s Camp, the Kyongsang Kindergarten and the Okryu Children´s Hospital. Under his loving care the rising generations are living brightly and joyfully.
Korea enforces the politics of love for the rising generations!
Korea with bright future!
It is Korea seen through the eyes of the Danish people.