Taiwanese Aboriginal Dance Performance at Formosa Aboriginal Culture Village

I never realise that there are so many ancient tribes in Taiwan. My Chinese teacher told us, the students, that there are twelve aboriginal tribes in Taiwan. The Amis, Atayal, Bunun, Kavalan, Paiwan, Puyuma, Rukai, Saisiyat, Thao, Truku, Tsou and Yami. If I am not wrong, the tribe domiciles at Wulai is the Atayal tribe because they are the famous mountain tribe. If you visit Wulai, you can try dressing up as the Atayal tribe and they will help you to take picture. You will notice that the Atayal tribe has facial tattoo on their face. Those with facial tattoo means they have gone through the coming-of-age rituals. However, you cannot watch the tribal dance performance in Wulai because the area is not big enough to stage a dance performance.

If you would like to watch the Formosan dance performance, you can watch it at Formosa Aboriginal Culture Village in Nantou. There is a daily dance performance held at Naruwan theatre.  Thank goodness we managed to make it on time for the performance.

Taiwanese Aboriginal Dance Performance at Formosa Aboriginal Culture Village

The dance performance is so lively and full of shouting. And all the tribal men looks so strong and ready to go to war (who knows we can see eye candies here). Okay, this part is probably about the war songs. Hahaha. 

Tribal dance performance at Naruwan Theatre Formosa Aboriginal Culture Village

Second half of the show focuses more on the music performance. I notice that the traditional costume of the Taiwanese tribes looks so interesting. There are so much color play and yet they still look stylish. Okay I should start listening to their song and stop focusing so much on their fashion. 

Taiwanese Aboriginal Musical Performance

At the last bit of the show, all the performers gather together and start doing something interesting...

Oh wow, how did that happen??? Bravo! By the way, "Naruwan" here means "Welcome" in the tribal language. 

Naruwan Taiwanese Aboriginal Culture Village Dance Show

Show times for the Taiwanese Aboriginal Dance Performance: 

Weekdays: 13:30 and 15:00
Holidays: 10:30, 13:30, and 15:00

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