At the confluence of Tamsui river and Keelung river sits the flood-prone Shezi Island, where arrested development since the 70s has led to half a century of seclusion that shelters not only its natural landscape but also veiled histories – and lately it faces the threat of urban regeneration.
Joined by Leeroy New (the Philippines), FOCA has made field research on the peculiar social landscape of their marginal precinct, and shared their initial
findings at the Festival last year in the form of a remarkable circus and installation performance which led audiences through the alleys, riverside and factory clusters in the Xisha Wei community.
Their bristling dialogue between body, material and environment deepens in 2020 through the exploration of the Xizhou Di community on the island. In a world frozen in time, the artists revisit traces of human bonds and reflect on the precipice between civilization and nature, and the way we live.
Producer ｜Yu Tai-Jung Director and Choreography | Lee Tsung-Hsuan
Dramaturg | Chow Ling-Chih Concept and Installation | Leeroy New
Music | Snow Huang Technical Director | Kuo Fang-Yu
Performer and Co-Creator | Chen Kuan-Ting, Lo Yuan-Yang, Kuo Ching-Te, Chao Wei-Chen, Lin Sheng- Wei and Hsu Yue-Wei
Live Musician | Tseng, Wei-Xi, Deadhorse , Hsieh, Min-Yen, Snow Huang
Movement Design Advisor | Chang Chien-Hao Installation Design Executive | Lin Yu-Quan
Video Production | Videofinder Studio Prop Assistant | Kuo Ching-Te
Associate Producer | Lin Yuan-Min Costume Advisor | Cheng Cephas
Rehearsal Assistant | Ho Chih-Lin Organization | Taipei City Government
Performance Assistant | Chou, Ying-Ting, Chiu, Chun-Hsiang. Cheng, Ting-Yu, Ho, Ya-Hsuan, Tsai, Yung-Ting, Hsu, Wei-Chen, Li, Kun-Jung, Tseng, Shih-Han, Liao, Pin- Hsuan.