We are delighted to connect with you virtually at the click of a button! We invite you to join us, whenever you are ready, from wherever you are, on myriad creative journeys, where with valued partners in India and in Korea, we explore new pathways and experiences, re-visit the magic of past performances exciting exhibitions or present those newly imagined - from creation to reception and distribition on digital platforms. In this edition, through vibrant performances, nuanced films and photographs, storytelling and invitations to join mindful courses and fun competitions, we present evocative journeys
and sensory experiences that are moored in local culture but travel the world to resonate with audiences worldwide!
We hope, with this e-digest, to stay meaningfully connected with you, to discover, engage and connect with the unique, local characteristics as well as the shared, global dimensions of the dynamic, ongoing intercultural dialogue between India and Korea.
Learn Seoye (Korean Calligraphy)
Date: Monday, 7 September 2020
Clik: Link will be provided upon registration
We are delighted to announce the commencement of an online Seoye(Korean calligraphy) course, presented under the aegis of The King Sejong Institute Foundation, Korea.
Join us online, from wherever you are, to learn the mindful art of Korean
Limited seats available. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis.
Course commences on Monday, 7 September 2020.
To register and for further details, please call +91 7338933655 or write
In association with
2020 International Teenage Design & Art Award
Date: Friday, 11 September 2020 | Time : 4.00 p.m. IST
InKo Centre, in association with K-Art International Exchange Association, Busan, invited entries from middle/high and higher secondary school students from Chennai for the 2020 International Teenage Design & Art Award. Students from 11 countries including South Korea, India, Japan, U.S.A., U.K., China, Vietnam, Singapore, Philippines, Ukraine and Canada, participated in the competition this year.
We received 127 paintings from students in Chennai for the preliminary level
of this contest, Following further vetting and selection, 20 entries from India
were selected and sent to Korea for the final stage of the competition.
The winning entries will be presented online at www.inkocentre.org on Friday, 11 September 2020.
In association with
Last date for submission of entries: Sunday, 20 September 2020
Rank your favourite K-DRAMA !
We invite you to pick your top 3 Korean dramas, currently on air in India. Tell us in 75 words or less, about your selection, what appealed and why
The top 3 winners of this competition are assured of attractive prizes, courtesy the Consulate General of the Republic of Korea, Chennai. Early Bird prizes will be awarded to the first 50 entries.
Please send your entries to firstname.lastname@example.org by Sunday, 20 September, 2020.
The top 10 Korean dramas as reflected by this competition, as well as the top 3 winning entries, will be published at www.inkocentre.org on Thursday, 1 October 2020.
Presented in association with
A Midsummer Night’s Dreamby Yohangza Theatre Company.
Date: Friday, 25 September 2020 | Time : 6.00 p.m. IST
Yohangza Theatre Company’s production of William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream will transport you to a world of unforgettable fantasy through dance, movement, voice, and percussion. This production with the plot subtly altered to incorporate Korean myth and folklore, powerfully appropriates the Shakespearean original to present a compelling re-telling, infused with wit and pageantry that is uniquely Korean. InKo Centre, in partnership with the Korea Foundation, premiered ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ in association with AsiaNow Production at The Hindu Metroplus Theatre Fest in Chennai in 1 August 2008. The production which wowed audiences in physical theatre spaces now returns online!
Distinctly Korean in flavour, Yohangza's work presents an exciting collision of the past and the present, a reworking of existing Korean styles and themes infused
with contemporary elements and driven by a thirst for experimentation. The result is a compelling and fresh mix of dance, voice and percussion interwoven with stories of Korean folklore, mythology and history. Each piece is a sensory and aesthetic journey drawing us to both past and future and always strongly connected with Korea's identity and sprit.
The production which wowed audiences in physical theatre spaces when it
premiered in India in 2009, now returns online!
Tune in to https://www.youtube.com/InKoCentre on Friday, 25
September 2020 at 6.00p.m. IST.
Presented In association with
Date: Wednesday, 30 September 2020 | Time : 4.00 p.m. IST
Ideas and stories traverse the globe and help us to stay connected even when we remain rooted to one place! Join us for a series presented in association with Tara Books that aims, through storytelling and activity-based interactions, to focus on how we might make sense of books cross-culturally.
Working with over half a dozen publishers in Korea, there are currently 12 Tara titles available in Korean. This series of talks and interactions, focuses on 5 popular titles, one every month, from July to November 2020.
Featured this month is To Market! To Market! a much loved picture book that was published in Korean by Woongjin Thinkbig Co. Ltd. in 2009 and continues to be a favourite with a print run of over 29,000 copies!
Tune in to https://Youtube.com/tarabooks on Wednesday, 30 September 2020 at 4.00 p.m. IST.