April 19, 2017

NAAAP Detroit Celebrates Asian Pacific American Heritage Month with DIA on May 14

DETROIT, MI – This May, National Association of Asian American Professionals (NAAAP) Detroit Chapter is proud to collaborate with the Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) Friends of Asian Arts and cultures (FAAC) to celebrate the Asian Pacific American Heritage Month.  Brought to our community by NAAAP Detroit and DIA FAAC, the Formosa Circus Art (FOCA) group, hailing from Taiwan, will put on a special performance and workshop on May 14th, 2:00pm, at DIA, 5200 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48202. A VIP Reception will follow the performance and workshop at 3:30pm.

FOCA breaks through the limitations of traditional circus forms, combining acrobatic stunts with modern dance and live theater, to create a unique stage presence for the audience.  The performance on May 14th will feature a variety of art forms including acrobatics, stunts, street dance, juggling, drumming, martial arts and extreme endurance.  With years of local and international touring experience, the troupe is always taking its performance somewhere new and has quickly become one of the hottest tickets at various festivals in Asia and Europe.  The troupe has performed at the Festival Villeneuve en Scene, Festival Pisteurs d’Etoiles, Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Tini Tinou Circus Festival and many other international festivals.  The FOCA performance will offer a specialized arts professionalism platform for both NAAAP Detroit and the DIA to connect with our community.

The VIP Reception will be a celebration of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month and the collaboration between NAAAP Detroit and the DIA, where NAAAP Detroit’s sponsoring organizations, community leaders, the DIA Director and FAAC team will be invited to enjoy a special VIP meet and greet reception.  In addition, the guests will enjoy afternoon snacks, sweets and treats, coffee and tea.

NAAAP Detroit Chapter encourages members and friends to join the Asian Pacific Americans Heritage Month Celebration on May 14th. Please visit  for more information.

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