Tai Ge

Tai Ge is a kind of folk art peculiar to Dongshan. The art originated from the Song Dynasty over 800 hundred years ago and thrived during Kangxi Period of the Qing Dynasty. It is an ancient drama art featuring high acrobatic performance. Each Tai Ge is a traditional opera, mainly comprised of players and props, so it is not only like acting, but also like acrobatic performance, very interesting. Around the Pure Brightness Festival, villages in Dongshan Town will perform a Tai Ge, commonly called “March Meeting”, to hope for good weather and bumper harvest. Tai Ge is rated as a rare flower among the folk arts of Jiangnan.

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