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無法形容的魔幻力量
Indescribable magic power
─法國 普羅旺斯報 La Provence, France
創新、原創,令人震撼的視覺效果
Innovative, original, stunning visual effect

─法國數位藝文媒體Scèneweb
Internet art newspaper Scèneweb, France
結合文化與特技的精采表演,
不僅成為節慶的焦點,更讓全場觀眾起立歡呼與熱烈掌聲
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

─美國 世界日報 LA World Journal, USA

團隊介紹

FOCA福爾摩沙馬戲團成立於2011年,以美麗寶島─臺灣所命名,結合傳統文化、在地文化、街頭文化及劇場藝術,媒合各類表演型態,發展獨具一格的肢體語彙與表演風格,以創造屬於臺灣多樣化的當代馬戲藝術為宗旨。FOCA的團隊成員來自各種不同的表演領域,包括特技、雜耍、街舞、當代舞蹈、武術、戲劇等,為臺灣唯一擁有超過十位正職團員的當代馬戲團隊。也是唯一自2017起持續獲得文化部年度獎助的馬戲團隊。

 

臺灣的馬戲藝術吸收了中國雜技的傳統技巧、現代馬戲及新馬戲的創新,以及當代馬戲的美學與精神。作為臺灣馬戲的指標性團隊,FOCA福爾摩沙馬戲團以多角化的經營模式,創下許多臺灣馬戲的紀錄。不但是第一個登上愛丁堡藝穗節和外亞維儂藝術節的臺灣馬戲團,也是首個進行海外巡迴的臺灣馬戲團。由於其獨特且多元的美學形式,這些年來FOCA受到國內外廣大觀眾群的喜愛。同時為了讓當代馬戲在臺灣有更高的能見度,FOCA自2017年開啟馬戲教育推廣計畫,至今完成超過250場推廣講座與工作坊,觸及超過5萬人。

 

2017年FOCA開啟馬戲跨界三部曲計畫,分別與臺灣當代劇場導演Baboo、菲律賓視覺藝術家Leeroy New、德國舞蹈劇場團隊Peculiar Man合作,打開臺灣馬戲表演者以往難以接觸的美學視野,希望透過一系列與不同領域藝術家的合作,找到臺灣當代馬戲的可能性。

 

成立以來,FOCA走訪國內外大小舞臺,包括2013年受邀法國奧貝納追星者新馬戲藝術節、法國外亞維儂藝術節以及馬來西亞 KAKISENI音樂藝術節、2014年受邀法國新東向藝術聯盟前往香檳區巡迴演出、2015年受邀柬埔寨 Tini Tinou國際馬戲節、英國愛丁堡藝穗節、2016年受邀德國德勒斯登Semper Opernball、澳門國際藝術節、高雄春天藝術節、臺北藝術節、高雄衛武營藝術祭,2017年受邀丹麥DGI 運動與文化藝術節、法國外亞維儂藝術節、臺南藝術節,2018年受邀日本瀨戶內創意馬戲節、韓國釜山街頭藝術節、臺北兒童藝術節、桃園鐵玫瑰藝術節、臺南藝術節,2019年受邀法國巴黎布朗利河岸博物館、韓國首爾馬戲節、澳洲達爾文藝術節。2020年預計將前往日本進行巡迴演出。

 

歷年製作:
2019《馬戲派對》
2018《悟空》
2018《土地的歌》
2017《心中有魔鬼》
2016《一瞬之光:How Long is Now?》*
2016《奧列的奇幻旅程》
2016《亞洲之心》
2015《潘朵拉的盒子》
2014《人我之間》
2012《初衣十舞》

*獲第十五屆台新藝術獎提名

Formosa Circus Art

Named after the beautiful island, Taiwan, FOCA - Formosa Circus Art was established in 2011. Its purpose is to develop the various contemporary circus arts of Taiwan, mixing them with other styles of performance including traditional forms, acrobatics, street culture and theatre arts; trying to create a physical vocabulary that is unique in Taiwan. FOCA’s team members come from many different fields of performing arts, including among others acrobatics, juggling, dance and drama, which makes FOCA the only circus company in Taiwan that has over ten full-time members. Also, FOCA is the only circus company that has continuously received the Taiwan Government's annual grants since 2017.

 

Circus art in Taiwan absorbs the traditional techniques of Chinese acrobatics, the creativity of modern circus and new circus, and the spirit and aesthetics of contemporary circus. As a leading circus company from Taiwan, FOCA has set records for many Taiwanese circus in a diversified business model. Not only FOCA was the first Taiwan circus company to enter the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and the Festival d'Avignon Off, it was also the first Taiwan circus company to conduct overseas tours. Due to its unique and diverse aesthetic form, over the years FOCA has been loved by a large number of audiences both overseas and in Taiwan. At the same time, in order to make the contemporary circus more visible in Taiwan, FOCA started the circus education promotion program in 2017, and has completed more than 250 educational/promotional lectures and workshops, reaching more than 50,000 people.

 

Since our establishment, FOCA has performed in many places both in Taiwan and abroad, including in 2013 Festival Pisteurs d'Etoiles in Obernai and Festival d'Avignon Off in France, and KAKISENI Music Festival in Malaysia. We were invited to perform at A l'Est du Nouveau in Champagne in France, 2015 Tini Tinou International Circus Festival of Cambodia and the Taiwan Season of Edinburgh Festival Fringe. In 2016, we were invited by Semper Opernball Dresden in Germany, Macau International Arts Festival, Kaohsiung Spring Arts Festival, Taipei Arts Festival and Kaohsiung Weiwuying Arts Festival. In 2017, we were invited by DGI Sport & Culture Festival in Denmark, Festival d'Avignon Off in France and Tainan Arts Festival. In 2018, we were invited by Setouchi Creative Circus Festival in Japan, Busan Street Arts Festival in South Korea, Taipei Children Arts Festival, Tainan Arts Festival. In 2019, we were invited by Musee du Quai Branly in France, Seoul Circus Festival in South Korea, Darwin Festival in Australia. We expect to meet Japanese audiences in 2020 for a tour.

 

FOCA's productions included:
Circus Party(2019)
Wukong: Before The Journey to the West (2018)
Songs of the Land (2018)
I Have My Demons Have Me (2017)
The Light of Instant: How Long is Now? (2016) *
Olé (2016)
The Heart of Asia (2016)
Pandora (2015)
Self and Others (2014)
Pursue Our Dreams (2012)

 

*nominated for 15th Taishin Arts Award