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Jakarta Post

FOCA’s fusion acrobatics dazzle Jakarta

  • Josa Lukman

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Thu, July 4 2019   /  03:02 am

Strike a pose: The Formosa Circus Arts (FOCA) takes its name from the historical name of Taiwan.Through its compelling acrobatic acts, Taiwan’s Formosa Circus Arts (FOCA) shows audiences the traditional and modern sides of Taiwan.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 its 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’ Avigno...