"Formosa Circus Art" (FOCA) is named after our beautiful island, Taiwan. Its purpose is to develop the various contemporary circus arts of Taiwan, mixing them with other styles of performance including create a physical vocabulary that is unique in Taiwan. Their team members come from many different fields of performance, including among otheracrobatics, juggling, dance and drama.
FOCA has performed in many place both in Taiwan and abroad, including Festival d'Avignon Off in France in 2014, Tini Tinou International Circus Festival of Cambodia in 2015, Semper Setouchi Creative Circus Festival in Japan in 2018. In 2019, FOCA is invited by Musee du Quai Branly in France, Seoul Circus Festival in South Korea, Darwin Festival in Australia and has the performance trip to India and Indonesia.
About "The Heart of Asia"
"The Heart of Asia" is a fusion of Taiwanese acrobatics and creative performance with Western elements, together with Hakka and Taiwanese aboriginal music and dance, thus presenting a mixture of Taiwanese cultures. With the perfect combination of the East and the West, tradition and modernity, we are looking forward to sharing with our international audience the beauty of Taiwanese performance arts. The show consists of 4 parts and will run about 80 minutes in the following order
Part 1 Island Voice
Part 2 Mountain Melodies
Part 3 Taiwan Aborigines
Part 4 Formosa
Indescribable magic power
- La Provence, France
Innovative, original, stunning visual effect
- Internet art newspaper Scèneweb, France
A great performance combining culture and acrobatics. FOCA not only became the focus of the festival, but received cheering and applause from the full-house
- LA World Journal, USA
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