Same Same but Different (SSBD)

Same Same but Different (SSBD)

Ticket Price: ₹ 500
Genre:Music and Dance
Duration:100 mins
Age:8 years and above
Cast:Ju-Hong Kim :Artistic Director
Howon Lee:Korean Traditional percussionist and performer
Hyun-ju Oh:Korean Traditional percussionist and performer
Gyeongsik Kim:Saenghwang and Piri player
Hyeyeong Oh:Gayageum player
Astad Deboo:Contemporary Dancer
B.C.Manjunath: Percussionist
Praveen D. Rao:Percussionist, Music Director and Composer
Varijashree Venugopal:Singer and Flautist
Location:JAGRITI, Ramagondanahalli, Varthur Road, Whitefield, Bengaluru, 560066
Event Date & Time
Sun-23-Feb | 06:30 PM

Same Same but Different (SSBD), is a concert series produced and organized periodically since 2013 by Noreum Machi, to introduce its international collaborations with artists around the globe. By collaborating with artists from different cultural bases for each season, this project provides access for Korean traditional music to converge with different cultures and genres of art.

SSBD Season 5 is an exciting collaboration that brings together the exciting Korean New Wave Group, Noreum Machi, the world-renowned contemporary Indian dancer, Astad Deboo and Trayam, an ensemble of three critically acclaimed Indian musicians, percussionist, BC Manjunath, singer and flautist, Varijashree Venugopal and percussionist, composer and music director, Praveen D. Rao. InKo Centre, in association with The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism and Arts Council Korea, initiated a music residency in Chennai, India in December 2016 which resulted in a vibrant exchange of ideas to draw up and experiment with a sophisticated range of songscapes and mood boards that were to be further researched and refined at a second residency in Seoul in October 2017. The resultant, reverberating and unique collaborative performance premiered on 17 October 2017 at the Seoul Namsan Gugakdang followed by a performance at The National Theater of Korea in Seoul on 20 October 2017. This collaborative performance was commissioned by InKo Centre, in association with The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, Republic of Korea and Arts Council Korea.

The Indian premiere, slated for February 2020, with a four-city tour to Chennai, Bangalore, Hyderabad and Mumbai, is presented with the support of The Korea Foundation  Art Council of Korea and local partners in each city - The Kalakshetra Foundation in Chennai, the Honorary Consulate General of the Republic of Korea in Hyderabad, The Royal Opera House in Mumbai and Jagriti in Bengaluru.


Jagriti is a Performance Arts space dedicated to Theatre, Music, Dance and Comedy. Founded in 2011 by Arundhati and Jagdish Raja, the space has hosted several productions from India and around the world. A 200-seat theatre, built around a full-thrust stage, it is fully equipped to cater to both artistes and audience. The main stage is designed for intimate performances, with adjoining spaces for informal lectures and gatherings, and an attached restaurant- 'The Fat Chef'. Jagriti is owned and operated by the not-for-profit ART Foundation, a registered charitable trust.

The Rooftop - above the main auditorium is an open-to-sky space with a staging area that can accommodate about 50 people. A raised and walled off platform can work as a perfect area for puppet theatre. The Rooftop has a restroom and a pantry. 

The Terrace - alongside the auditorium, the Terrace can accommodate about 20 people as an informal gathering area.

Lumbini - extending out from the foyer, Lumbini has a stage and an open-to-sky terraced space for about 80 people.