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Taiwan’s Formosa Circus Art (FOCA) is one of Asia’s premier circus companies, and  Setagaya Public Theatre (SePT) is proud to present a screening of their wildly popular work Wukong: Before the Journey to the West!

This performance uses a bold combination of traditional Taiwanese music and circus techniques like tumbling and aerial silk performance to tell the story of the beloved character Sun Wukong from the classic Journey to the West, covering the period from Wukong’s birth from a stone until his confined in Gogyozan.
This story’s one of a kind hero bounds across the stage and flies through the air. We’re sure you’ll love this rare chance to experience FOCA’s dynamic performance on the big screen.
This event also features a live performance inspired by Wukong: Before the Journey to the West, performed by a group of internationally touring circus artists from Japan.

And after the screening, we will deliver a live performance that is inspired by Wukong: Before the Journey to the West and is jam packed with the charm of the circus by Japanese artists!

 

What is Formosa Circus Art?

Originally founded as MIX Acrobatics Theatre in 2009, the company began performing as Formosa Circus Art (FOCA) in 2014. “Formosa,” meaning “beautiful Island,” is another name for Taiwan. FOCA explores new and unique methods of physical expression, mixing together elements including modern circus art, acrobatics, street culture, theatre, juggling, and dance. FOCA has received widespread acclaim for its touring performances throughout Europe and Asia, including a production at the Avignon Festival.

 

Cast & Creative

Wukong: Before the Journey to the West (screening)
Performed by FORMOSA CIRCUS ART (FOCA)

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Directed and Choreography by Yosuke Meguro
Composition by Ygal
Cast : Aki Yoshida, Naoki Yufu, Ako Yasuoka

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Schedule

Audience Support

Childcare Service

A childcare service is normally available for performances staged at Setagaya Public Theatre and Theatre Tram for which advance tickets are sold.

Charge: ¥2,200 per child
Eligibility: Children aged over 6 months and up to 9 years of age
Applications: Tel. 03-5432-1526 Setagaya Public Theatre
You may reserve childcare services up to noon of the day 3 days before the desired reservation time, but when the number of children registered reaches capacity, applications will closed. So please make your reservation well in advance. Also, please consult with the theatre regarding children with special needs.
Subcontractor: Kids’ Room Tinker bell Sancha

Wheelchair Spaces

Both Setagaya Public Theatre and Theatre Tram are equipped with wheelchair spaces to allow visitors to watch performances from their wheelchairs. However, as capacity is limited, use of wheelchair spaces is by reservation only.

Charge: 10% discount on the corresponding area ticket charge (plus up to one attendant free of charge)
Applications: Tel. 03-5432-1515 Theatre Ticket Centre

Wheelchair spaces may be reserved up to 19:00 on the day before the desired date, but when the number of reservations reaches capacity, applications will be closed. So please make your reservation well in advance.