BUSAN, South Korea – On October 27, 2012, an Indonesian cultural event named Knock, Knock, Indonesia was held for the first time in Busan, South Korea. This event was made by MIKy (Indonesian Students Organization in Kyungsung University) which also collaborated with KITA (Kyungsung Indonesian Traditional Dance Association).
The main theme that they introduced in this event was One door, Hundreds of Indonesians, Thousands of Excitements. As if the audiences were invited to enter a door which leads them to see and feel the various diverse cultures of Indonesia through the traditional dances, and the choral group or solo who sang Indonesian popular songs.
Even though that was the first time for Kyungsung University students to hold an event like this, it received a lot of positive feedback from the audiences which inspired MIKy and KITA to make the second annual of Knock, Knock, Indonesia: The Lost Emerald. This theme was chosen because Indonesia is positioned on the Equator and known as the Emerald of the equator for its tropical beauty.
However, the second annual event which is going to be held on November 2, 2013 will be different from the previous one. This time, various traditional dances will be performed through an act and storyline. The story itself is inspired from an Indonesian folk tale called Jaka Tarub, which tells a story about a man who explored around Indonesia in a mission to find a lost princess. There will be more traditional dances performed this time than last year.
This second annual event’s aim is to introduce and promote Indonesian cultures to Korean people as well as foreigners who reside in Korea. For Indonesian students, themselves, this kind of event can act as a medium to channel their creativity and love for the country. Besides this, it also serves to raise the nationalism of every young Indonesian who studies in Korea.
The Second Annual of Knock, Knock, Indonesia: ‘The Lost Emerald’
Saturday, November 2, 2013
Kyungsung University Concert Hall
(Subway line 2, Kyungsung University/Pukyong University Station exit no 6)
This event is FREE of charge. You will only need to send a message to the contact number written in the poster to reserve the tickets. Simply write your name and how many tickets you need.
Please kindly check their Facebook page at www.facebook.com/KnockKnockIndonesia