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FOCA’s fusion acrobatics dazzle Jakarta

Josa Lukman

The Jakarta Post

Jakarta  /  Wed, July 3, 2019  /  02:42 pm
FOCA’s fusion acrobatics dazzle Jakarta

Strike a pose: The Formosa Circus Arts (FOCA) takes its name from the historical name of Taiwan. (JP/Wendra Ajistyatama)

Taiwan’s Formosa Circus Arts (FOCA) visited the capital recently to dazzle the hearts of Jakartans with a series of heart-stopping acrobatic acts, as well as traditional and modern dance performances. Founded in 2011 by Lin Chih Wei, FOCA takes its name from Formosa, the historical name of Taiwan. The troupe gained traction with their 2012 production, Pursue Our Dreams, which made its international debut at the Festival Pisteurs d' Etoiles in Obernai, France, in 2013. Since then, FOCA has continuously performed in festivals across the world, being the first Taiwanese circus company to perform at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and France’s Festival d' Avignon Off. It is also the first Taiwanese company to hold international tours. Its ongoing tour, organized by Taiwan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, sees the troupe stage its 2016 production, The Heart of A...