Is there artistry in Performance Art? Um. Yes.

It’s not too late to join the circus …

Okay, this is unrelated to anything. I’m officially fangirling. Have you heard of Formosa Circus Art?

Maybe, maybe not. It’s a performance troupe made up of dancers and acrobats, out of Taiwan. They were in Honolulu, performing to honor Taiwanese Heritage week.

We were fortunate enough to get some tickets from a friend at the Honolulu Chapter of the Taiwanese Association of America.  That’s a thing (it’s a non-profit and any support is appreciated!). But that’s not the point – the show is – and it was flippin’ great.

We actually saw the show a little while ago, so if you happen to have the chance to check it out, the show was themed. I’d highly recommend reading the program before it begins. Just so you know what’s going on, lol.

So Much Fun!

The show tells a story using dance and acrobatics (flipping, feats of skill, strength and some jaw-dropping edge of your seat, kind of moments) and an unexpectedly indescribable fusion of cultures.

Did you know that there are aborigines in Taiwan? I did not. But there are. Several tribes, apparently.

But whether you get the story or not, the show is great, it moves fast and paints a pretty picture. The venue we saw it at wasn’t the best and I got that they had to adapt the show to the size of the stage. I can only imagine seeing it at a venue that does it justice.

I’ll admit I’m a sucker for this type of performance. Even so, there aren’t many that could resist it.

Check out their website for a video / taste of what I mean (you may also want to click translate, unless you can read Mandarin Chinese).

Highly recommend. Just sayin. 🙂

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