Clik | Edition 12 | September 2021.

K-Sori - Episode 1

Korean Band ID & Hilgeum


The K-Sori series is presented in association with

Date: Thursday, 9 September 2021 | Time : 6.00 p.m. IST


Cheongchun Yeoljeon Chulsapyo

Cheongchun Yeoljeon Chulsapyo, or Chulsapyo, which began in 2015, is a project that aims to provide scholarships to high-school and college students who are studying gugak (Korean traditional music) and to provide prize money to junior gugak groups to create music with traditional music vocabularies and instruments. This scholarship and competition project is aimed to build a foundation of next generation Korean musicians who can nurture, preserve and promote traditional Korean music in the contemporary era.

The 6th Cheongchun Yeoljeon Chulsapyo, presented by Lotte Scholarship Foundation and Noreum Machi along with NOWPAN KOREA, will hold the final competition this year in November 2021.


Gugak, literally meaning ‘national music’, refers to traditional music that has been practiced over the years on the Korean peninsula. It is generally divided into jeongak, or classical music practiced in the court or for the upper class and minsogak, or folk music practiced in the village or enjoyed by the general public until the early 20th century. For example, jeongak includes music played during Confucian rituals for royal ancestors and Confucian scholars and at various festive events and banquets in the court as well as small ensemble music or classical vocal music that the literati enjoyed or geomungo music that was played to enhance spiritual discipline. Folk music includes folk songs played in various contexts, which have regional characteristics in terms of dialects and melodic modes, some entertainment music such as pansori and sanjo, pungmul practiced during village events, and music played at shaman or Buddhist rituals. Currently, an increasing number of gugak musicians seek to create music that can be enjoyed by contemporary audiences, whether it is created with traditional musical expressions and played only with traditional instruments or it is integrated with western or world music.

Traditional Korean instruments showcased in Episode 1:


The Piri is a Korean double-reed instrument, made of bamboo, used in both folk and classical (court) music of Korea. Its large reed and cylindrical bore gives it a sound mellower than that of many other types of oboe.


The Taepyeongso, Senap or Nal Pa Ri is one of the most popular double reed-wood wind instruments among traditional Korean musical instruments. The taepyeongso distinguishes itself from the other instruments by its distinctive sound.


The Saenghwang which is a free reed mouth organ is a Korean wind instrument constructed from 17 bamboo pipes, each with a metal free reed, mounted vertically in a windchest.


The Haegum is a traditional Korean string instrument, resembling a fiddle. With a rod-like neck, a hollow wooden soundbox and two silk strings. It is held vertically on the knee of the performer and played with a bow.


The Gayageum is a traditional Korean zither-like string instrument. It is probably the best known traditional Korean musical instrument.

For the first episode of K-Sori featuring ID and Hilgeum, tune in to on Thursday, 9 September 2021 at 6.00 p.m. IST.

Two Different Eyes

A film written and directed by Juho Lee & Juseung Lee

Two Different Eyes

The panel discussion is presented in association with

Date: Friday, 17 September 2021 | Time : 5.00 p.m. IST


A panel discussion titled Towards an inclusive society: attitude an acceptance will be presented in association with Ability Foundation.

About Ability Foundation

Ability Foundation, established in 1995 is a national cross disability umbrella organization working across the country and headquartered in Chennai. Moving steadfastly towards an equitable society for every citizen with disability, the Foundation focuses on empowerment and the potential of persons with disabilities and bridges the divide between people with and without disabilities.

The core areas of Ability Foundation's involvement include advocacy, empowerment, information dissemination and rights. Towards this, the Foundation's activities cover a wide range from publishing, employment, media, culture, legislation, human rights and implementation of policy. The unwavering commitment is towards an equitable civil society, making available the right opportunities at the right time. So much more then becomes possible... all it takes is an open mind. For more information visit

Tune in for the panel discussion at on Friday, 17 September 2021 at 5.00 p.m. IST.

Dance on Film - Episode 2

Hiding Place


Dance on Film
is presented in association with
Korea National Contemporary Dance Company

Date: Wednesday, 29 September 2021 | Time : 6.00 p.m. IST


Dance on Film is a specially curated series of contemporary dance projects developed by the Korean National Contemporary Dance Company. The series, co-presented by InKo Centre and the Korea National Contemporary Dance Company, will comprise a total of 5 films, varied in theme and technique, to present some of the most exciting choreographers and dancers in Korea today. With the pandemic looming large, the films provide a window to the resilience of the artists in these unprecedented times, acknowledges the march of technology and the blurring of the real and the virtual and examines deeper fundamental questions of co-existence between Man and Nature and of the possibility of transformation and resurgence through art.

About Korea National Contemporary Dance Company

Established in 2010, the Korea National Contemporary Dance Company (KNCDC) is Korea's only national contemporary dance company. Through dance created in collaboration with artists with exceptional creative capacities, KNCDC aspires to create Korean contemporary dance which tells stories of history, society and daily lives of contemporaneity that can be appreciated across regions and by all generations.

As an organization that specializes in the creation of new productions, KNCDC seeks to realise diverse contemporary values in dance performances. KNCDC commissions productions by inviting choreographers with authentic artistic directions and by selecting the most suitable dancers for each project. Furthermore, by protecting the rights of the artists, KNCDC enables artists to freely express individuality within the dance company’s stable system.

KNCDC continues to work to provide the best environment for dance where the artists and audience can grow together. And as a platform where artists and audiences meet, the company hopes to form a healthy ecosystem where diverse values can coexist. KNCDC plans to enrich the lives of citizens through their experiences with dance at close proximity, in their day-to-day life.

To view the film, click on on Wednesday, 29 September 2021 at 6.00 p.m. IST.

The link to view the film will be accessible until Tuesday, 5 October 2021.