Tai-jung YU (Tai-jung)
Formosa Circus Art / AICA Taiwan
Majored in Theatre Theory in Department of Theatre Arts, Taipei National University of the Arts (TNUA), Yu is currently the International Affairs Manager and Resident Dramaturg of Formosa Circus Art (FOCA), a contemporary circus company based in Taipei. Due to his background of professional vocal training in classical music, Yu can easily shifts his practice and combines it with aesthetic of different genre. He’s the current Deputy Managing Director of International Association of Theatre Critics (IATC), Taiwan Branch.Yu now serves as coordinator, dramaturg and producer in different projects of FOCA, including “Ole”, the most extensive toured contemporary circus production in Taiwan history so far; cross-country collaboration with British director Timothy Lenkiewicz “I Have My Demons Have Me”. Yu is the producer in FOCA’s interdisciplinary project “Disappearing Island” with Filipino visual artist Leeroy New. Yu also served as dramaturg in “Wukong: Before the Journey to the West”.With the rising of the circus community in Asian countries, Yu represents FOCA as founding committee of Circus Asia Network (CAN). He also curated the first ever contemporary circus forum in Taiwan in 2018. The second edition “2019 Taiwan International Circus Forum” was held in collaboration between FOCA and National Kaohsiung Centre for the Arts-Weiwuying.