Stage Performances

The Formosa Circus Arts

“Formosa,” meaning beautiful, is often used as another name for Taiwan as it evokes the natural beauty and heritage of Taiwan. Named after the beautiful island, Formosa Circus Arts tells the story of Taiwan by bringing together Eastern traditional acrobatics, juggling, dance, drama, street culture and theater arts in a unique contemporary circus experience. 

Traditional Performances

Lion Dance by Edison Chinese School 愛迪生中文學校

Santaizi by Mid Jersey Chinese School 紐澤西中部中文學校

Diabolo by Fidelity Chinese School 維德中文學校

Mandy Chou Polite

A renowned stage performer and dance instructor from Taiwan. She has worked with Asian pop star an is the only one dance instructor appointed by Louis Vuitton in Asia. She is now working in “Dance with Me USA” with Maks & Val Chmerkovskiy and Tony Dovolani from dancing with the star!

James Chuang

A rising star in the Taiwanese community. His stage performances have been unique and greatly welcomed. His specialty is in translating the old popular songs with a new and different slant.  He has also been involved in various nonprofit fundraisers and local services and has earned a praiseworthy reputation in the Taiwanese community.

LINtet

Led by Taiwanese-American trombonist Peter Lin, is a jazz collective comprised of professional musicians in the NJ/NY area. For over 8 years, The Lintet has performed jazz standards and exciting originals at over 30 venues. Their most special and distinct characteristic is a recent CD "With Respect", which features jazz renditions of Taiwanese classics. 

Eye Catching Circus

An acrobatic themed group founded in 2014 by young performers trained in stunts. The performance incorporates folk arts, juggling and dance with innovative techniques that transform into the modern day performance. Special body tricks that integrates music with visual senses will bring audiences get to view Taiwan from a new angle.  The group was recently awarded as “The Outstanding Performance Group” for the city of Taichung. 

Andy Lin

A violist and erhuist, Andy is recognized as one of the most promising active performers of today. He has won numerous competitions including Taiwan National Viola Competition, First Prize in the 2008 Juilliard Viola Concerto Competition and subsequently made his Lincoln Center solo debut at the Avery Fisher Hall.

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Brian Wang

A rising singer and songwriter from SF. Now based in NYC, he balances a life of writing, recording, and performing music. He ventured into vocal work for multiple EDM genres in 2015; his successful progressive house and future bass collaborations are now featured on large indie labels such as Revealed, Sensual Musique, and Taz Network. 

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