Artist Talk: Formosa Circus Art (FOCA)VIEW EVENT DETAILS
Take a deep dive into the creative process of Taiwan's wildly creative Formosa Circus Art (FOCA) in an artist talk following their performances at Miller Outdoor Theatre on Friday, August 23, and Saturday, August 24. These unique performers create enchanting experiences, using storytelling techniques and acrobatic arts to explore Taiwan's unique history and culture.
Performances at Miller Outdoor Theatre
About Formosa Circus Art
Formosa Circus Art was established in 2011 with the purpose of developing the contemporary circus arts of Taiwan and mixing them with other diverse styles of performance. The result is a new physical vocabulary, unique to its island of creation and combining traditional forms of movement with street culture and theater arts. FOCA’s team members come from a wide range of practices in the performing arts, including acrobatics, dance, and drama.
Since their establishment, FOCA has performed across Taiwan and abroad, including festivals and cultural events in France, Germany, Denmark, Australia, Japan, Korea, and many others. As a leader in their home country, FOCA was the first Taiwanese circus company to perform overseas and to enter the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and the Festival OFF D’Avignon.
Performing Arts and Culture programs are presented by Wells Fargo. Major support for Performing Arts programs comes from Nancy C. Allen, Ellen Gritz and Milton Rosenau, the City of Houston through Houston Arts Alliance, and the Anchorage Foundation. Generous funding also provided by AARP, The Clayton Fund, Miller Theatre Advisory Board, New England Foundation for the Arts. Additional support provided by the Wortham Foundation, the Texas Commission on the Arts, and through contributions from the Friends of Asia Society, a premier group of individuals and organizations committed to bringing exceptional programming and exhibitions to Asia Society Texas Center. Presented in Partnership with Taiwan Economic and Cultural Office in Houston and Taiwan Academy.
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