Beyond Beauty " Our Country Taiwan. In the 16th century, gazing from the decks of ships off the coast of Southern China, Portuguese sailors saw a great green mass, thick with mountains and trees, rising from the sea. 'Formosa!' they exclaimed " 'beautiful!' " anointing the verdant place that would become known as Taiwan. Our team and dancers take that appraisal as inspiration for our own work of abstract beauty born from land and lore. With unparalleled grace, we mingle in intimations of community, making tribal ritual and urban bustle seem as one.