The evolution of the People's Republic of China is told in this spectacular song and dance production, 'Dongfang hong' or 'The East is Red'. Vast, solemn, and glorifying the progress towards Communist victory, this cornucopia of purposeful entertainment, ostensibly presented in the Great Hall of the People, is pre-Cultural Revolution propaganda at its most lavish. Written by
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Words by Eugène Pottier
(as Eugene Pottier)
Music by Pierre Degeyter
Performed by orchestra and ensemble See more