As the final chapter of “Circus Interdisciplinary Trilogy” of FOCA, Moss combines techniques and aesthetics among different circus skills and dance theatre. In addition to the highly accurate body techniques, this work focuses on the meaning behind the physicality as well. The skill is no longer just to provide a landscape of entertainment, but to focus on the exploration of human nature, and to peek into the hidden meaning of the characters.
Five performers meet in a concrete set: an abandoned house which is about to be sold. The performers climb onto it, move it, hide behind it. They fall from its top while paying no resistance to gravity. They run around it like the time flows back and onwards, while creating a desire for something that does not or probably cannot exist. In the surrealistic scene, they express how people go through memory, loss, happiness and sadness.
The house becomes a home of forgotten memories and dreams. In this unstable universe between reality and fiction, this work discloses a feeling of aliveness for the forgotten. Like moss, rootless, first plant on earth. It grows on any surface and still it stays ignored. The piece opens questions based on a sense of loss, absence, togetherness and loneliness. Moss creates an atmosphere between illusion and reality by a complex yet undefined performance style. Juggling with dreams and soberness, it tries to touch the core essence of human inner hesitation, helplessness and uneasiness.
Founding Director ｜ Lin Chih-Wei Producer｜Lee Tsung-Hsuan
Choreographer ｜ Tien Tsai-Wei, Jan Möllmer
Associate Producer ｜ Chou Ying-Ting, Yu Tai-Jung
StageManager｜Guo Fang-Yu Stage Design ｜ Cheng Hsuan-Hsun
Lighting Design ｜ Wang Tien-Hung GraphicDesign｜Kunstlei Studio
Performers｜ChenKuan-Ting,ChaoWei-Chen, Lin Sheng-Wei, Hu Chia- Hao, Hsu Yue-Wei
Master Electrician ｜ Wang Kuan-Hsiang Artistic Administrator ｜ Lin Yuan-Min, Chen Ting-Yu
Technical Director ｜ Yang Yuan-Jie Assistant Rehearsal Master ｜HoChih-Lin,Lo Yuan-Yang
Prop Master ｜ Kuo Ching-Te Photographer ｜ Terry Lin, Ken Wang
Videographer ｜ Hung Sheng-Chiao,Lee Kun-Yan, Chen Kuan-Yu
Aerial Technical Execution ｜ HIGH + CREATIVE CO.
Crew ｜ Chen Yen-Hsuan, Huang Tien-Yuan, Xu Hong-Cheng