Clik | Edition 3 | Septemper 2020.

Learn Seoye

Learn Seoye (Korean Calligraphy)

Date: Monday, 7 September 2020

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A piece of fine calligraphy is not a symmetrical arrangement of conventional shapes but rather, something like the coordinated movements of a skillfully choreographed dance - impulse, movement, momentary poise and the interplay of active forces combining to form a balanced whole. Seoye or Korean calligraphy is beautiful in every aspect. With simple, basic rules, learn to write Hangul - the graphic Korean alphabet and draw flowers such as chrysanthemums and cherry blossoms.

Calligraphy classes are conducted by Ms. Park Soon Jin, a Korean artist with over 20 years of experience.

Classes on Mondays & Fridays | 10.00 a.m. to 12.00 p.m. Course duration : 2 months

Students to purchase/source materials required which include brushes, black ink, newspaper and white sheets of paper for practice.

Course commences on Monday, 7 September 2020.

To register and for further details, please call +91 7338933655 or write to

2020 International Teenage Design & Art Award

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2020 International Teenage Design & Art Award

Date: Friday, 11 September 2020 | Time : 4.00 p.m. IST


This international competition is an annual event that brings together talented young artists who show great promise in terms of precision of techniques, vivacity of colour combinations and treatment of thematic concerns. With a full programme comprising the final round of the contest, cultural performances as well as visit to sites of historic importance arranged for participants from Korea, Japan and India by K-Art International Exchange Association, Busan, this annual event is an exciting opportunity for meaningful student exchange and cultural understanding. This year however, due to travel restrictions following the pandemic, participants could not travel to Busan to experience the wonderfully immersive programme that complements the competition. The competition however witnessed a surge in the number of entries, with participants drawn from 11 countries - South Korea, India, Japan, U.S.A., U.K., China, Vietnam, Singapore, Philippines, Ukraine and Canada.

A total of 5 Gold prizes were awarded. We are delighted to announce that the Gold Prize winner from India is Nila Kathir, a Class 8 student from The PSBB Millennium School, Chennai.

The winning entries will be presented online at on Friday, 11 September 2020.

K-drama competition

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K-drama competition:

Last date for submission of entries: Sunday, 20 September 2020

Korean drama or K-drama refers to televised dramas in the Korean language, made in South Korea, mostly in a mini-series format, with distinctive features that set it apart from regular Western television series or soap operas. South Korea started to broadcast television series in the 1960s although today's mini deurama format of 12–24 episodes started in the 1990s. K-dramas can be classified into the following categories according to their broadcast length.

1. Mini-series: These type of Korean dramas run for 12 to 20 hour-long episodes or 24 to 40 half-hour episodes. This type of miniseries are the most popular worldwide as the most popular actors in the industry are courted to star in them.

2. Serial K-dramas: These dramas are long-running series that are broadcast for over 10 weeks or 2 months and often run for 50 hour-long episodes.

3. Short K-dramas: Dramas under this category are less than 12 one-hour episodes in length. In the past, most of them served as fillers in between mini-series.

Korean dramas, which are usually shot within a very tight schedule, are set either in contemporary times or in historical settings. From romantic comedies and action series to fusion science fiction dramas, K-dramas have captivated millions, both at home and abroad. Korean dramas are increasingly popular worldwide, with leading streaming services that offer multiple language subtitles. With strong and well-etched plots, definitive soundtracks, soulful storytelling, K-drama provide an effective entry point to experience Korean culture up close - language, landscapes, architecture, social norms, fashion, food and more! As a signpost of popular culture, K-dramas, along with K-pop and K-food (Hansik), is today, one of the strongest proponents of the Korean wave (Hallyu) with a huge and dedicated fan-base, worldwide!

The top 10 Korean dramas as reflected by this competition, as well as the top 3 winning entries, will be published at on Thursday, 1 October 2020.

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

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A Midsummer Night’s Dreamby Yohangza Theatre Company.

Date: Friday, 25 September 2020 | Time : 6.00 p.m. IST


Combining unique Korean-style movements, facial expression and vocalization with a fresh mix of energetic dance, voice and percussion, the Shakespearean original is compellingly brought to life by Director Jung-Ung Yang's original script, incorporating themes and characters from Korean culture and folklore. You will witness the Korean equivalents of the fairy king and queen, Oberon and Titania, in reverse roles. Bottom is a country woman searching for Sansam, a rare hundred year-old ginseng and Puck splits into twins!

It is A Midsummer Night's Dream by Shakespeare, but it is a fascinating re-telling that is infused with wit and pageantry that is uniquely Korean. As Koo Jayeon, reporter of Seoul magazine states: "A Midsummer Night's Dream by the Yohangza Theatre Company contains a kind of universality, transcending cultural differences between East and West." Inspired by Shakespeare's play, Yohangza's production features director Jung-Ung Yang's original script, incorporating themes and characters from Korean culture and folklore, foremost and perhaps most enjoyable being the figure of the Dokkebi emerge after sunset and disappear before sunrise. The Dokkebi, who love to sing and dance, are similar to sprites and goblins in Western fairy tales. Except for the one or two horns on their heads, they otherwise resemble human beings, compete with human foibles and affections. Another typically Korean character is Ajumi, a feisty woman wondering in the forest collecting herbs to sell at market. The pot of gold at the end of her rainbow is to find the mythic thousand year old ginseng plant (Sansam), thus assuring wealth and happiness for the rest of her life.

Yohangza's A Midsummer Night's Dream has been performed in numerous places throughout the world. The cast and crew have travelled to several countries, including Australia, UK, Hong Kong, China, Taiwan, Colombia, Germany, Poland and Cuba. The performance has been a critically acclaimed both internationally and in Korea.

The production which wowed audiences in physical theatre spaces when it premiered in India in 2009, now returns online!

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Travelling Titles

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Travelling Titles

Date: Wednesday, 30 September 2020 | Time : 4.00 p.m. IST


For over two decades, the Chennai-based publisher, Tara Books been part of a global culture of publishing, which focuses on books with perspective, featuring unusual art and text. Collaborating with some of the most exciting voices in the field, their books are creative conversations between designers and artists from different parts of India, authors and illustrators across cultures and between publishers across the world.

We wish to initiate a conversation that engages with the theme of global connectedness by presenting a set of Tara titles that have been printed and widely appreciated in Korea. 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.

In the third edition of the series, we introduce To Market! To Market! a much loved picture book that was published in Korean by Woongjin Thinkbig Co. Ltd. in 2009. At a time when our street life is quiet and the energy of our market spaces muted, this book reminds readers of the enduring charm of a typical city market in southern India. Join us and author Anushka Ravishankar as we walk you through the pages of this cheerful book.

We hope, with the Travelling Titles series, to connect with readers from India, Korea and the world!

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