Thousands of Dancers Perform in Magnificent ‘Mass Games’ Event in North Korea Marking Anniversary of Key Summit Between Kim Jong-Un and South Korea’s President Moon

Performers form the shape of the Korean peninsula during the North Korea’s Arirang Mass Games display in September. The spectacle saw thousands of tourists pack into Pyongyang’s May Day Stadium last month

North Korea created a spectacle during the Arirang Mass Games display which saw thousands of tourists pack into Pyongyang’s May Day Stadium last month.

The mass games saw the South Korean leader President Moon Jae-in give a speech to the North Korean public during his three-day visit, marking an unprecedented move for both nations.

As the two Koreans held their first-ever joint event to celebrate the anniversary of a 2007 summit which involved then-South Korean President Roh Moo-hyun and then-North Korean leader Kim Jong-il, performers were seen performing a grandiose display of dance and gymnastics.

Performers form the shape of the Korean peninsula during the North Korea’s Arirang Mass Games display in September. The spectacle saw thousands of tourists pack into Pyongyang’s May Day Stadium last month
In an unprecedented move the mass games also saw the South Korean leader President Moon Jae-in (left) give a speech to the North Korean public during his three-day visit. Pictured: South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un acknowledge the audience after watching the performance titled ‘The Glorious Country’ at the May Day Stadium in Pyongyang, North Korea, on September 19
As the two Koreans held their first-ever joint event to celebrate the anniversary of a 2007 summit which involved then-South Korean President Roh Moo-hyun and then-North Korean leader Kim Jong-il, performers were seen performing a grandiose display of dance and gymnastics

The event also saw South Korea’s president cheered by 150,000 North Koreans as he attended the iconic spectacle.

During his unprecedented mass games speech the South Korean leader said: ‘I propose that we should completely end the past 70 years of hostility and take a big stride of peace to become one again.’

The Arirang Games, which was last held in 2013, is a significant part of North Korea’s domestic propaganda and is a mass gymnastics and artistic festival.

This year’s performance titled ‘Shining Fatherland’ after the the name of a patriotic song performed by North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s favorite girl band, Moranbong, brought thousands to its stadium.

Martial artists perform a choreographed display in front of 150,000 North Koreans at Pyongyang’s Arirang Mass Games at the May Day Stadium

The event also saw South Korea’s president cheered by 150,000 North Koreans as he attended the iconic spectacle.

During his unprecedented mass games speech the South Korean leader said: ‘I propose that we should completely end the past 70 years of hostility and take a big stride of peace to become one again.’

The Arirang Games, which was last held in 2013, is a significant part of North Korea’s domestic propaganda and is a mass gymnastics and artistic festival.

This year’s performance titled ‘Shining Fatherland’ after the the name of a patriotic song performed by North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s favorite girl band, Moranbong, brought thousands to its stadium.

Performances at the games have historically involved more than 100,000 performers participating in intricately choreographed dance and gymnastic displays
North Korean perform the mass gymnastics during an event for the national reunification marking the 11th anniversary of the publication of the October 4 Declaration anniversary
Audience members wave as performers participate in the mass games display at the May Day stadium in Pyongyang
Inside the massive performance last month, spectators saw a colorful array of flamboyant dancers take to the stage for the first time in five years
North Koreans create artistic beauty through dance and colour. The event has been criticised in the past for using children as performers or to help in the build-up to the event
North Koreans were seen waving to the South Korean delegation during the event that saw the South Korean leader President Moon Jae-in give a speech to the North Korean public
Members of a delegation from South Korea watch as performers participate in a mass games display at the May Day stadium in Pyongyang
The Arirang Games, which was last held in 2013, is a significant part of North Korea’s domestic propaganda and is a mass gymnastics and artistic festival
A unified Korean flag is displayed during a performance at the Arirang Mass Games display at the May Day stadium in Pyongyang in front of 150,000 people

SOURCE: DailyMail, by BHVISHYA PATEL