Folk Performance are performed by amateurs mostly at religious festivals or rituals and ceremonies. They reflect diverse aspects of folk nature; performances are natural and lively, spontaneous and simple, reflecting the cultural values of the common people. Presently, Taiwan’s folk performance are more popular in the south than in the north; the most commonly encountered among them are Song Jiang Formation, Centipede Formation, Lion Formation, Dragon Formation, and Tiaogu Formation.
Director Zhang Yuan-rong became a member of a Lion Formation theatre when he was 12, so that he is most skillful in the lion dance and martial arts. I... (Read more)
Folk formations occupy an important position in Taiwanese life and culture. Zi-Zhu Temple, a temple with a long history in Southern Taiwan, is a local... (Read more)
In Taiwan’s folk religion, General Green Face Decrease and General Red Face Increase were originally fairies formed by the anima of heaven and earth. ... (Read more)
The Temple of Chio-tian Xuan-nu (Goddess of the Ninth Heaven) in Taichung took in a number of junior high and high school dropouts to form the Chio Ti... (Read more)
Song Jiang Formation has its home in Nei-men, Kaohsiung; it is the most powerful of all folk formations. Neimen, also called “Song-Jiang Site,” with a... (Read more)