2017 / October
Jojo Hsu /photos courtesy of FOCA /tr. by Scott Williams
I interviewed Formosa Circus Art (FOCA) on a broiling summer afternoon in Taipei. It was 37ºC when I visited the troupe’s corrugated-metal studio on Shezi Island. The men were practicing shirtless in the 430-square-meter facility, the sweat pouring off of them in the non-air-conditioned space. Company director Lin Chih-wei, the only company member in a shirt, noticed the sweat soaking my back and suggested that we step outside to chat about FOCA’s history.