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2017 Competition of Creative Song Jiang Battle Array

Competing teams gather together in Neimen to perform their battle arrays. 2017 Competition of Creative Song Jiang Battle Array: learn about the participating senior high schools, colleges and universities

Find out which team may become the next champion.

Lunghwa University of Science and Technology
Lunghwa University of Science and Technology
Rockers for Song Jiang Rockfor Championship

Every year, Lunghwa University of Science and Technologypushed their own boundaries by combining rock music with drum array and lion battle array. Their creativity made this team unique among all the competing teams. The close connections between the senior students and the junior students,as well as their passion to pass on the culture of Song Jiang battle array for the university, enable this team to "wow" the audience with their spirited performance.

This year, the team has combined the traditional Song Jiang battle array with the folklore of JhuYiguei. The combination of drum array and new martial arts will surely give the audience a brand new perspective to look at Song Jiang battle array.

Shih Chien University
Shih Chien University
New Breakthrough and New Standards for a Better Song Jiang Battle Array

For students of Shih Chien University, the Song Jiang battle array is not just a dream, but rather a common practice. As the university has actively promoted the battle array over the years, students today, from all departments and all years in the university, can perform the battle array. The university has indeed played an important role in passing on the culture of Song Jiang battle array. With the support and encouragement of the university, students of the university have also taken part in international events and continue to perform the battle array as folk art troupes from Taiwan.

This year, the participating team has used the story of famous Mulan as the core of their battle array and brought martial arts, drums, Chinese music, the battle array, southern fist fighting, flag dance and lion dance into the battle array. Their performance will show the audience that the true spirit of the Song Jiang battle array is to protect our hometown; the audience will also learn about the patriotism of Mulan. By performing the legend of the heroine, the team intends to set higher aesthetic standards for the battle array.

I-Shou University
I-Shou University
Diversity and Creativity for a Unique Battle Array

With "I-Shou array" as their focus, I-Shou University has made a lot of effort to promote the Song Jiang battle array and folk art troupe culture. Over the years, the university has always participated in the competition of the creative Song Jiang battle array. Members of I-Shou University's "I-Shou array" are mostly students of the Department of Leisure Management as well as foreign students from Malaysia and Hong Kong. This year, the students' club "ISU BEATS Festive Drum Club", comprised mostly of Malaysian students, has also joined the team, which adds to the diversity of the team.

This year, in addition to the traditional features of the Song Jiang battle array and make-up, the team has added its own original story about the initial chaos when the world was created. Their creative and impressive performance is going to showpeople that Song Jiang folk art troupe culture can move beyond our imagination.

National University of Tainan
National University of Tainan
Glory for the Championship

Ever since the very first competition of the Song Jiang battle array, the National University of Tainan has not been absent from the competition. The university has always made effort to promote the cultural spirit of the Chinese folk troupe and to pass on local folk arts. Every time the university took part in the competition, the participating team strived to be better and to pass their experience to the new team. Hence, the university has been the champion for two consecutive years. Can this year’s team successfully defend their championship title?

This year, the team has combined the religious beliefs of Neimen and the rainmaking ritual of NanhaiZihjhu Temple with the folklore of fighting against the enemy, and used various elements, including dance and theater, lion dance and traditional battle ship to create a very different Song Jiang battle array. The team also has a new interpretation of the centipede battle array that combines new martial arts and traditional weapons. The audience will certainly be very impressed when they watch the performance.

Da-Yeh University
Da-Yeh University
Cheerleading Techniques to Change Your Understanding of Song Jiang Battle Array

The competitive cheerleading team from Da-Yeh University is named"Spark", which symbolizes the glorious image of fireworks and the passion of youth. Unlike the other teams, Da-Yeh University has used the techniques of competitive cheerleading as they perform the traditional folk art troupe. For the second time, the university is going to show the audience a very different and youthful Song Jiang battle array!

In their battle array, the contestants will perform difficult techniques of toss, flip and tumbling. The combination of creative dance with cheerleading techniques will inspire everyone watching to dance with them. Da-Yeh University will show us a new phase of traditional folk art troupe.

Tianjhong Senior High School
Tianjhong Senior High School
Using Martial Arts to Strengthen Our Spirit and Body

Tianjhong Senior High School from Changhua is the youngest team amongall the participating teams. They represent vitality and passion. Through tireless practice and solid training, the students have learned that "the only obstacle stopping you from success is yourself”, so they have learned to overcome obstacles and impress the audience with their spirited performance of Song Jiang folk art troupe.

This is the second time that the school has taken part in the competition. This time, they are going to combine traditional martial arts of stick fighting and fist fighting with modern dance. The creativity and vitality of the new generation will bring a refreshing performance of the Song Jiang battle array for the audience. It is something to look forward to.  

National Siluo Agricultural Industrial High School
National Siluo Agricultural Industrial High School
Traditional Martial Arts with Eight-trigram Battle Array

The National Siluo Agricultural Industrial High School comes from the home of martial arts in Yunlin; this is the third time that the team has taken part in the competition. The team has combined traditional martial arts of Cikan with the Song Jiang battle array to demonstrate their strength and beauty. What is unique about this year's team is the fact that the team members include three different generations, which shows us their determination to pass on the precious culture.

In addition to traditional battle arrays, such as the centipede battle array and snake battle array, the team will also perform the rarely-performed eight-trigram battle array with new martial arts, swords, fist fighting and stick fighting. Their Song Jiang battle array is sure to surprise the audience with their power.