A journey to discover the secrets of Mass Performance Gymnastics – North Korea Page
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Marawa is a world conquering Hoola Hoop master. She performs all over the world. Hailing from Australia, she is a circus school trained teacher and performer with the poise of a ballet dancer. She can hoop 133 hoops at the same time and has performed in Palaces for Royalty, on tv for millions and over her 10 year career has wowed crowds with her hoops on almost every continent. She also played Josephine Baker in New York for 6 months to rave reviews and has something of the formers sense of fun and onstage personality naturally, her main driving force is working with people to inject some fun and activity into their communities.
I have been obsessed with the Mass Games since forever. I love Busby Berkeley and performances or routines that involve patterns and repetition. The Mass games is performed in the May Day Stadium (highest capacity seating stadium in the world). Mass Games can basically be described as a synchronized socialist-realist spectacular, featuring over 100,000 participants in a 90 minute display of gymnastics, dance, acrobatics, and dramatic performance, accompanied by music and other effects. Students practiced every day from January onwards. The 90 minute performance is held every evening at 7pm and features the ‘largest picture in the world’ a giant mosaic of individual students each holding a book whose pages links with their neighbours’ to make up one gigantic scene. When the students turn the pages the scene or individual elements of the scene change, up to 170 pages make up one book.