Elaine Meinel Supkis
I found this hilarous French movie making fun of Communist Chinese ballets. I wish I could find Nixon in China which is one of my favorite modern operas written by an American, haven't seen that in over 15 years! But this take-off had me laughing nonstop.
t's from a 1970s French movie 'Chinese In Paris'(Les Chinois A Paris). 600 million PLA 'liberated' West Europe without a single battle. French president fled to US and a bunch of collaborators worked with PLA to form a Sino-French republic. However, PLA finally corrupted and was defeated by captalism and retreated back to China. The video is a hilarious parody of once-famous Chinese ballet 'Red Column Of Women' in the Cultural Revolution. Its details are unbelievably correct and music matches perfectly. French rules!
My parents were in Beijing during the Cultural Revolution. They were invited to hear an orchestral concert. The Chinese wanted to please them so they played 'Turkey in the Straw'! Everyone waited to see what my parents did. When they applauded the orchestra, everyone in the audience applauded happily INCLUDING THE ORCHESTRA which bowed to my parents.
Then they played it again.
The whole nation was terrorized by Madame Mao. It pleases me to see such great music, dance and art come out of that huge nation even while not being 'free' as we are...I hope we are free. Gads. This reminds me that we are losing culture as they are gaining culture. Tis rather a bad swing of the old pendulum.
Short Scene: The lead character has been rescued by the Communist Party's Red Army. She is overwhelmed with emotion to be in the liberated area where she is free from feudal oppression and exploitation. (less)
From the film, "People of the Shining Path," women prisoners of war giv performance for guests on International Women's Day 1992. Shortly afterwards, the Fujimori government assaulted the prison and killed many prisoners after their surrender
I had a sister in an Argentine prison until I helped spring her. She said all kinds of things like that go on in South American prisons. She mostly played basketball in her prison.
Nepali Maoist song. Captured from a website, so the quality is compromised.
They don't bother with pointwork or marching in ranks, I notice. Mostly, they climb up and down steep mountainsides. I suppose they could finish their songs with a flourish by assaulting Mt. Everest! Being able to march up and down steep mountains is a great skill. The Swiss made a lot of money selling their services, marching around Italy for several hundred years. Builds up the lungs and legs.