Photographs and Information about Taiwan's Culture, Nature and People by Rich Matheson

Nanying International Folklore Festival 2010南瀛國際民俗藝術節 (NYIFF)

The Nanying International Folklore Festival is a folk art show held annually in Tainan County. I wrote about it here for Eleven international troupes performed at venues around the county. Here are some pictures:1. Italy-Gruppo Folklorico Citta Dei Tempi (City of Temples Folklore Group) Sicilian Folklore Song and Dance Troupe at Nan Ying International Folklore Festival 2010, Yong Kang City, Tainan County, Taiwan2. Japan-Sanyo Daiko “Dan”, Traditional Japan Drum Performance Group, Yong Kang3.Mexico-Ticuan Dance Company, Guiren4.Poland-Song and Dance Ensemble, “Kortowo” from University of Warmia and Mazury in Olzstyn, Yong Kang5.Singapore-Dance Horizon Troupe, Guiren6.Belgium-Les Alfers Namurois Flag Bearing Folklore Troupe, Guiren7.Thailand-Song and Dance Folklore Troupe ‘Absolutely Thai,’ Yong Kang8.Slovakia-Artistic Acedemic Ensemble Technik, Guiren9.Panama-Ballet Folklorico Panama Espectacular, Nan Ying Green Heart Park10.India’s C.V.N. Kakavari Nadakkav Calicui martial arts performance Troupe, Xinying

11.U.S.A.-Mexican Dance Ensemble from Chicago, Xinying

Taiwan-Yen-Fang Liang, leader of Ren Wu Dance Theater, XinyingTaiwan-Yitzy Dance Company, Xinying

Slovakia’s Acedemic Artistic Enseble ‘Technik’, XinyingSingapore’s Dance Horizon Troupe, GuirenA performer of Mexico’s Ticuan Dance Company poses in front of Camphor trees in Nanhua’s Reservoir ParkPoland’s Song and Dance Ensemble, “Kortowo” , Nan Ying Green Heart ParkPoland’s Song and Dance Ensemble “Kortowo”, Xinying CityTaiwanA violinist from Poland’s Kortowo Song and Dance Ensemble,  NanhuaJapanese and Indian delegates sing in XinyingTainan County Mayor Hsu and Cultural Affairs Director-general Yeh bid foreign guests and spectators farewell at Nan Ying International Folklore Festival 2010’s closing ceremony in Nan Ying Green Heart Park, Xinying City, Tainan County, Taiwan


9 responses

  1. Hello, we find your festival with great pleasure. We are a group of dances you can visit our new site as yet to premiere online It is not yet translated into all languages, but this will be done soon. You’ll find an overview of our service, pictures of our costumes and a little music. Thank you for your attention to this message, your very own Christian Ferooz
    PS: this translation is not very good but I think it is comprehensive. thank you

    November 25, 2010 at 3:03 pm

    • Hi Christian,

      Lovely site. If you are ever in Taiwan please let me know. Kind Regards, Rich Matheson

      January 12, 2011 at 12:37 pm

  2. sylvia welsch

    Dears Sears,we are interesting in the World folkloric festival in Japan,we are a senegales music y dance company, named Djiby Cissokho,we performed in the most important festivals.Yo can see us in youtube or listen in itunes,our web is not finish.We need a email to send you all the information about us.Sincerally Sylvia Welsch(0034627207626)

    January 12, 2011 at 9:29 am

  3. Dear Friends,
    We are a folklore group from Madagascar, our website is
    Best regards,

    June 3, 2011 at 3:35 pm

  4. Miss. Monica SOUZA

    Dear ,Pals in folklore

    This letter is send to explain.

    To you that, company named “ BLEWU –From TOGO” is a group of talented young people who excellently display rich African cultures.

    This group of people are fully-fledged dancers, musicians etc.. who have toured around the world already.

    Thereby, displaying their capacities in folklore festivals.

    The spectacles and animations of a “ Company BLEWU- From TOGO ” are primarily based on ancestral dances such “ vodou” and of west African cultures.

    Through folklore festivals , these are creation of fundamental friendships, peace and solidarity among people of different races in the world.

    Also, through African arts , there are better knowledge of traditions and cultures.

    For these reason and more, dear friends of arts , we would like you to take a keen consideration and interest in our requests of participation in your festival in this year and if possible , send us your reply through , E-mail please , known that the “ Company BLEWU” is in deeply search of great international festivals.

    Also , if necessary you can possibly organize round of festivals or spectacles for the “ Company BLEWU ” monthly or two in your cities in order to truly discover our excellent performances.

    Hoping that arts will create an everlasting solidarity between us.

    Eagerly , hoping to hearing from as soon as possible and that you will never be disappointed.

    Thank you massively in advance for your cooperation and respects


    Général Sécrétary

    Miss Monica SOUZA

    February 20, 2012 at 5:04 pm

  5. Dear Monica,

    I think the Tainan City Government Cultural Affairs Bureau would be a better place to apply. Your troupe sounds amazing, I wish you all the best!

    February 20, 2012 at 5:30 pm

  6. Hi Rich,

    Amazing photography! We will be at 2012 Nan Ying International Folklore Festival and we look forward to you capturing the very best of our performances.

    Sanggar Ayudha

    May 20, 2012 at 8:55 am

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