Dear Leader Comrade Generalissimo Kim Jong Il is not only the most brilliant statesman, political genius, prodigious humanist and invincible military commander deeply admired by all Koreans and world progressives alike. He is also a world class master of all arts, being the great brilliant author of many books on the subject of litterature, cinema, and dance.
The Pyongyang Times recalls the extraordinary artistic exploits of Dear Leader Comrade Generalissimo Kim Jong Il as the supreme commander of dance gaining high acclaim at home and abroad with his boundless creative spirit in making the guidelines to the art form :
Guidelines for development of dance
November 30 marked the 15th anniversary of the publication of leader Kim Jong Il’s work On the Art of Dance.
He published works on the art of the cinema, opera and drama in the 1970s and the 1980s and those on the art of dance and music, fine arts and the Juche-oriented literature in the 1990s. They served as guidelines to be followed in developing literature and the arts in the DPRK onto a higher level.
With a deep insight into the importance of the art of dance in the struggle for providing independence for the people and the law governing the development of the art, he summed up the experience gained and achievements made in guiding dance production in his work On the Art of Dance, thus formulating and systematizing the idea and theory on the socialist art of dance.
The work defines its intrinsic characteristics that were newly elucidated by the Juche idea, its mission and the orientation of its development and the principles and ways to apply them to the production and representation of dance.
It clarifies the basic requirements in research into dance notation that is essential to the development of the art of dance, the originality and advantages of the Korean dance notation and guidelines to be adhered to in perfecting and widely applying the dance notation.
A great number of dance masterpieces have been produced in the DPRK since the publication of the work.
In particular, the mass gymnastic and artistic performance “Arirang” showcased the ideological and artistic level of the DPRK’s dance.
The kaleidoscopic dance movements unfolded in the field of the May Day Stadium won high accolade from the spectators for they represented the noble and revolutionary ideological and spiritual traits of the Korean people with a high level of artistry. Foreigners said the performance is possible only in the DPRK and the extravaganza reached acme of art and expressed their thanks to Kim Jong Il who gave wise guidance to the production of the masterpiece.
Choreographers produced a great number of dance pieces that are full of confidence in victory and optimism in the 1990s when the DPRK was undergoing a host of difficulties owing to the vicious moves of the imperialists to isolate and stifle the country.
Solo dance “The victory of revolution is in vision” and “Drum dance” encouraged the soldiers and people who were braving hardships. Such short dance pieces as male quintet “We will not yield even an inch of land”, female group dance “Rifle the General gave us”, male group dance “Motherland, we will carry out any plan you work out” and seven-person mixed dance “By the spring” implanted confidence in victory and optimism in the minds of people.
The choreographers also created new forms of dances to develop Korean dance in a varied way.
Large-scale dance works also encouraged the people, including dance suite “Army and people have one heart”, folk dance suite “People in the walled city of Pyongyang”, dance drama “Following the General”, legendary dance drama “Balsam” and music and dance performances given by thousands of people.
Production of a large number of dance pieces representing the feelings and life of the people and folk dance pieces depicting the resourcefulness of the forefathers is the brilliant achievement made in the dance art.
On the Art of Dance will display greater vitality in the development of Korean dance.
And while Leader Kim Jong Il makes great headways in developping arts and culture to a new level in the DPRK and the world, the mental retard war criminal US imperialist Bush still can't read a children's book :