Named after the Taiwanese island from which they hail, Formosa Circus Art celebrates Taiwanese history, tradition, and culture in a once-in-a-lifetime musical circus art experience. See Formosa Circus Art live in person on Friday, August 23rd!
Each unique performance tells a story steeped in Taiwanese history, from their earliest ancestors through today, exploring how such a small country has become such an amazing cultural influence. With dance, acrobatics, martial arts complemented with flags, glass orbs, and lanterns, this family-friendly show has something for everyone.
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 its 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.
Prepare to have your mind blown when you see Formosa Circus Art live! This is a ticketed event for the covered seating area. Free tickets are available (4 per person over age 16 while they last) at the Miller Outdoor Theatre box office on the day of the performance between the hours of 10:30 AM-1:00 PM. If tickets remain at 1:00 PM, the box office will re-open one hour before the show time to distribute the remaining tickets. As always, there is open seating on the hill.
At Westmount at London Park Apartments in Houston, Texas, we find it important to attend events that stray from your typical routine. With that being said, we hope that this event will add something unique to your day. Be sure to check it out in Houston!
Friday, August 23, 2019—8:00 PM
Event Venue Location:
Miller Outdoor Theatre
6000 Hermann Park Drive
Houston, Texas 77030