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 and exciting exhibitions or present those newly imagined
from creation to reception and distribution on digital platforms. In this edition, through virtual presentations, we present
evocative journeys and sensory experiences that are moored in local culture but travel the world to resonate with audiences
We hope, with this e-digest, to stay meaningfully connected with you, to discover and engage with the unique, local
characteristics as well as the shared, global dimensions of the dynamic, ongoing intercultural dialogue between India
The Human Spirit: Propositions on Resilence in these Irregular Times,
a virtual Indo-Korean Ceramic and Glass exhibition at Prism
Date: Saturday, 5 and 12 February 2022 | Time: 4.00 p.m. IST
Creative Conversations are interactive sessions, presented in association
with academic institutions of national importance in Korea and India,
complement The Human Spirit: Propositions on Resilience in these
Irregular Times, an ongoing Indo-Korean virtual Ceramic and Glass exhibition
at Prism, InKo Centre's virtual gallery. These conversations, periodically
presented, aim to introduce and connect participating artists with students,
fellow-practitioners and viewers.
Join us for the ongoing conversations titled The Human Spirit: Artistic
Interpretations on 5 February and 12 February 2022 respectively, at 4.00
p.m. IST, to meet the Korean and Indian artists and our curators who discuss
the curatorial, conceptual and making practices that culminated in the exhibition.
Saturday, 5 February 2022 at 4.00 p.m. IST: Interaction with students
and faculty of the National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad.
Saturday, 12 February 2020 at 4.00 p.m. IST: Interaction with students
and faculty of Kala Bhawan, Shanti Niketan, Kolkata.
Online presentations for students and faculty of Hongik University and Ewha
University, Korea, are scheduled over the month of February / March 2022.
View also, Creative Reels on Instagram, short films that showcase the artistic process
and conceptual preoccupations of the 16 artists featured in the ongoing exhibition.
To view the reels, visit www.inkocentre.org/Virtual_Connect_Infotainment.html
The name of the company symbolizes the creative efforts of an inner self, which
expresses artistic sensitivity when given a space called a stage. It also signifies an
endless attempt to express oneself as a dancer and artist.
Second Nature Dance Company was selected as an artistic organization of
excellence by Korea Arts Management Service in 2015 for its effective
management and operations. In 2018, the Company won the ‘Ministry of
Culture, Sports and Tourism Award’ in recognition of its contribution, as one of
the leading dance companies, to the development of contemporary dance in
Choreographer and founder, Kim Sung-han pursued his creation by intending to
solve the questions arising from the experiences in life through communicating
with the world.
In particular, SNDC rejects uniformity of body skills and ideas that are habitual
and continuously challenges life with questions. Choreographers and dancers are
reborn as second nature, which is indelibly expressed on stage as beings with
distinct forms and feelings while searching for their individuality. The resultant
production is that of a philosopher who investigates the meaning of human
existence through dance.
Sleeping Beauty is a new interpretation of the fairy tale and showcases the
unconventional choreographic methods of Second Nature Dance Company
from Korea. The choreographer pursues a rather different communicative
approach from his previous works and with Sleeping Beauty he tries to utilise all
spaces of the venue and includes the audiences as part of the performance. The
audience is invited to specific spaces - they can hear the music and the lights come
on at the entrance, back stage and on the main stage. Everywhere the theatre
welcomes the audience to join the party!
Sleeping Beauty will be presented online at the Attakkalari India Biennial on
Sunday, 20 February at 4.00 pm IST. A panel discussion with the Artistic Director and
team of Sleeping Beauty, follows the presentation.
The link to the performance will be accessible until, Saturday, 26 February 2022.
Annyeong Station - K-Lounge
Annyeong Station, is a platform in our infotainment section, for conversation,
interaction and exchange. With a focus on Korean popular culture, this online
space will include three segments:
K-factor: with freewheeling discussions, fun facts, demos and personalised
conversations, with invited guests and K-enthusiasts, on K-pop, food, drama and
K-lounge: with curated interactions with industry specialists and influencers.
K-learn: which offers specially crafted, short hobby courses to connect through
interlocking examples of Hallyu or the Korean Wave, with representative words,
phrases and sentences of the Korean language.
Hoon & Min: Korean Dosts!
Date: Thursday, 24 February 2022 | Time: 6.00 p.m. IST
Episode 3 of the K-lounge series on our Annyeong Station platform, promises a
sparkling, fun conversation! Puja Talwar, Executive Editor, Lifestyle and
Entertainment, Good Times chats with Korean Dosts, Hoon and Min, who
provide a refreshingly candid Korean take on all that popular Indian culture has to
The Korean duo, YouTubers, Hoon and Min run a channel called Korean Dosts
on which they regularly upload their reaction to Indian content – movie trailers,
music videos, food and even cover versions of Bollywood songs. They have a
subscriber base of over 1.2 million that has garnered over 224 million views in 2
years and is growing by leaps and bounds with every upload! The duo's authentic,
genuine, boyish charms are winning hearts globally and particularly across the