September 21, 2020

N. Korea may drop human pixel backdrop from mass games

Decision could be related to cost or external perceptions

North Korea's mass game events in 2015 may, for the first time in the history of the series, be without their signature choreographed human backdrop, sources familiar with artistic performance and tourism industries have told NK News.

The backdrop, which has become one of the key aspects of the performances, will now likely be replaced by a modern, large-scale electronic screen, Norwegian artist Morten Traavik, who regularly hosts cultural exchange events in the DPRK, told NK News.