Clik | Edition 20 | August 2022.
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We are delighted to connect with you through live events at physical spaces, via hybrid modes or virtually at the click of a button! We invite you to join us, whenever you are ready, or from wherever you are, on myriad creative journeys, where with valued partners in India and in Korea, we explore new pathways and experiences, the magic of live performances and exhibitions or engage with those newly imagined from creation to reception and distribution on digital platforms. In this edition, with a combination of phygital presentations, we invite you to evocative journeys and sensory experiences that though moored in local culture, connect and resonate with audiences worldwide!

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 and Korea.

5 to 10
August

2022 International Teenage Design & Art Award Competition in Busan, Korea.

Presented in association with

K-Art International Exchange Association

InKo Centre, in association with K-Art International, is delighted to invite 17 students from India to attend the final round of the 2022 International Middle & High School Student Art Competition, in Busan, Korea.

A total of 20 entries were selected with 1 gold, 7 silver and 12 bronze winners. All 17 students are invited to participate in the final titled - 2022 International Teenage Design & Art Award Art Competition to be held in August 2022 in Busan.

In consultation with the parents and schools, a total of 17 were invited to Busan for the final round of the competition.

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 and India by K-Art, Busan, this promises to be an exciting opportunity for meaningful student exchange and cultural understanding. At the final stage, there will be an on-the-spot painting competition in Busan, Korea, where the selected Indian students will compete with students from Korea and Japan.

The full programme comprises 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, Busan.

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 and India by K-Art, Busan, this promises to be an exciting opportunity for meaningful student exchange and cultural understanding. At the final stage, there will be an on-the-spot painting competition in Busan, Korea for students from India, Korea and Japan.

The following students will travel to Korea for the final leg of the competition this year:

S.No Name Class School
1 Prapti X Sacred Heart Matriculation Hr. Sec. School
2 Shivani X A Padma Seshadri Bala Bhavan Senior Secondary School, Nungambakkam
3 Madhumitha 12 Abacus Montessori School
4 Tanusha 12 C Vidya Mandir Senior Secondary School
5 Priyadharshini 10 Abacus Montessori School
6 Ganga X C Hari Sri Vidya Nidhi School
7 Adline Shijo XII Hari Sri Vidya Nidhi School
8 Mahi 11 Abacus Montessori School
9 Koushika XII Lalji Memorial Omega International School
10 Maria Ann X C Hari Sri Vidya Nidhi School
11 Saniya 11 Sishya
12 Swetha Shree XII Padma Seshadri Bala Bhavan Senior Secondary School, Siruseri
13 Hemavati Amrita 11 Abacus Montessori School
14 Diya A Rijesh 10 Abacus Montessori School
15 P. Gayathri X Kendriya Vidyalaya, CLRI
16 Lalitha XII Lalji Memorial Omega International School
17 Pragyaa 11 Sishya

The 2022 International Teenage Design & Art Award Competition will be held from 5 to 10 August 2022 in Busan, Korea.


This is a physical event and all prescribed COVID-related protocols will be strictly followed.

Presented in association with

InKo Centre is delighted to support the presentation of Trikonanga by Hemabharathy Palani at the New Dance for Asia Festival at Daegu Arts Center in Korea. Trained in Kuchipudi, Bharatanatyam, Ballet, Contemporary Dance, Yoga and Kalarippayattu, Hema is a performer, teacher and the rehearsal director of Attakkalari Dance Company and has performed at renowned festivals and has participated in several prestigious residencies, across the world

Trikonanga by Hemabharathy Palani (Duration: 22 mins)

With Trikonanga, Hema explores the navarasas (nine emotional states) through the nine triangles of the body, resulting in an exhilarating journey. In this unique performance which won her Audience First Choice Prize at the Stuttgart International Solo Dance Festival, Hema delivers a visceral performance that engages as well as challenges her audience. Intense focus and daring images are the hallmarks of this captivating performance.

Concept, Choreography & Dance: Hemabharathy Palani
Music: Yannick Rayne (original score)
Light: Pipon
Costume: Aurelia Lyon & Nicole Murru
Creation: Co-produced by Attakkalari Biennial 2013 (Platform 13) & Ballet National De Marseille, France (Open Studio, May 2013) Special thanks to Cornelia Albrecht

About Hemabharathy Palani

Hemabharathy Palani, a multi-award winning choreographer and star performer is known for her hypnotic, musical, energetic and graceful performances. Trained in Kuchipudi, Bharatanatyam, Ballet, Contemporary Dance, Yoga and Kalarippayattu, Hema is a performer, teacher and the rehearsal director of Attakkalari Dance Company, and has performed in renowned festivals and venues across the world and has participated in residencies like the Sadler's Wells’ 4-year Summer University. Her works include Trikonanga, Chaaya , Uruvam, Twine, Yasshti and dance film Toss for Dance Umbrella and Fuel Theatre. As a choreography fellow at Rambert Dance Company (London), Hema created a dance film Ek Choti si Asha with Rachel Davies and Daniel Saul for Big Dance and Channel 4 TV. Her work Perpetuo with Italian musician Maroccolo has received much acclaim. During pandemic Hema created the dance film “ Salt & Sugar” commissioned by Fuel Theatre, a hybrid interactive performance with choreographer Nicola Gali in partnership with Marche Teatro (Ancona, Italy) while in collaboration with Japanese artists and with the support of Japan Foundation, she premiered “-scape”. Hemabharathy has won the Robert Bosch Young Choreographers Award, Audience First Choice Prize at Stuttgart International Solo Dance Festival and Best Female International Choreographer and Performer Award at the Festival Danses Quartiers (Montreal).

The 11th edition of New Dance for Asia International Festival

The 11th Edition of New Dance for Asia International Dance Festival (Artistic Director: Yu Hosik) is hosted by Designare Movement. 29 artists from 8 countries including Korea, Japan, Singapore, Taiwan, India, Hong Kong, Macao and the Philippines will participate in the festival presenting 18 works at Daegu Arts Center Belisle Hall. NDA (New Dance for Asia) is a platform to introduce and encourage exchanges among various Asian contemporary dance artists and showcase their works.

This year, four programmes, Masdanza Selection, Daegu Dance Collection, Contemporary Dance Series, and Asian Solo Dance, will be presented. Festivals from Asian countries such as Singapore, Japan, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macau and Laos as well as Spanish Festival Masdanza have festival partnerships and exchange programmes with the New Dance for Asia International Festival.

About Attakkalari Centre for Movement Arts

Attakkalari Centre for Movement Arts is India’s premiere contemporary dance organization. Invested in education, training, research, choreography, productions, performances, festivals, stage technologies, transdisciplinary exchanges and collaborations, Attakkalari has developed strategic global partnerships for projects and events. Driven by its motto ‘Traditional physical wisdom, Innovation and Technology’, Attakkalari has successfully brought together knowledge from Indian physical and performance traditions and blended them with contemporary information and skills. Attakkalari India Biennial is South Asia’s largest contemporary dance festival and its Diploma programme is a comprehensive programme while its Professional Development Programme (PDP) offers career advancement opportunities. Its Incubation Centre for Arts & Media (ICAM) forges international partnerships and collaborations to facilitate the creation of new works. Attakkalari has succeeded in transforming Bangalore into a hub for contemporary dance in South Asia and is working towards establishing a new “Centre for Innovation in Performing Arts” (CIPA) in the city. For further information: www.attakkalari.org

Hemabharathy will present Trikonanga as part of “Asian Solo Dance” at the Biseul Hall at the Daegu Arts Center, Korea on Sunday, 14 August 2022.


This is a physical event and all prescribed COVID-related protocols will be strictly followed.

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 two segments:

K-factor: with freewheeling discussions, fun facts, demos and personalised conversations, with invited guests and K-enthusiasts, on K-pop, food, drama and fashion.

K-lounge: with curated interactions with industry specialists and influencers.

We open Season 2 of the K-lounge section on Annyeong Station with an episode that focuses on the global appeal of Korean content. We present Regina Kim, New York-based Korean Pop Culture writer, in conversation with Puja Talwar, Executive Editor, Lifestyle and Entertainment, Good Times.

This episode will focus on the global appeal of Korean content - from K Pop To K-drama. What has been her take as an American Korean wrier? What is the current scenario of mainstream vs independent? What and how does this translate for Korea? Join us for an insightful, sparkling conversation!

Regina Kim, based in New York, is an entertainment writer who focuses on Korean pop culture. Her articles have appeared in Vanity Fair, Rolling Stone, Entertainment Weekly, ELLE, Vulture, MTV News, The Washington Post and other publications. Most recently she worked for Netflix, where she wrote about K-dramas and AAPI (Asian American and Pacific Islander) content for Netflix's companion site Tudum. You can find her writings on her website (www.reginakim.com) and follow her on Twitter (@ReginaEKim) and/or Instagram (@curious_idealist).

Puja Talwar is the Executive Editor, Lifestyle and Entertainment, Good Times with over 25 years' experience in Broadcast Journalism. Puja is a Content Creator, Show Host, Moderator and a published Writer. She hosts the popular series 'Candid Conversations With Puja Talwar' on You Tube and a podcast titled ‘Entertainment Unlimited on Spotify. She lives for coffee, travel and K dramas!

To join this conversation, click on www.inkocentre.org/Virtual_Connect_Infotainment.html on Friday, 19 August 2022 on InstaLive at 7.30 p.m. IST.


Chennai - the monsoons of surfeit and of so little.
Chennai - the summer sometimes so dry.
Chennai - where the overflow drowns the city.
Chennai - where the summer is parched.

The city of Chennai has, over decades, experienced either drought or floods. The relationship with water has been a complex one for residents of Chennai.

Confronted with often less and sometimes more water, the people of Chennai have always been affected by this constant oscillation. Climate change and poor planning are often debated as the core reasons for this situation.

Waterless, Watermore is an exhibition of paintings, dedicated to the spirited people of Chennai who bravely face drought and floods with equanimity.

The exhibition commemorates the Madras Week celebrations in the city in August 2022.

The exhibition is presented by Art-is, a collective of 6 artists based in Chennai. The artists who approach water in their distinct styles, individually and collectively delve into the core of their being to present their response to the paucity and excess of water.

About ART-IS

Six artists met at various art camps, ICF, Integral Coach Factory, Chennai, SAMA Farms, Kodaikanal and Kala Srot Gallery, Lucknow.

Travelling, painting and bonding over many cups of tea brought them together to form a group to paint and do art shows together as a team, to collectively express their individual creativities through their signature styles of painting.

Artis VIIIXVIII=VIII a thematic art show in small format, was held online in September 2002 and at Dakshinachitra in Chennai in December 2020.

Art Camps were held in a farm house near Chennai and in Thiruvannamalai and included visits to ancient art and archeological sites.

Gaja & Gramam was a thematic art show held in Chennai and Coimbatore in July 2022.

The artists from left to right: Jacob Jebaraj, Shailesh Bo, Asma Menon, Thejomaye Menon, Kavitha Prasad and Gita Hudson.

The exhibition will open at The Gallery @ InKo Centre on Tuesday, 30 August 2022 at 6.00 p.m.

The exhibition will be on display until Friday, 30 September 2022.


This is a physical event and all prescribed COVID-related protocols will be strictly followed.