Stomp was one of the first shows that I saw, live. Enthralled by the rhythm that the performers were able to create on stage, it was one of those transformative moments when you realize that the ‘noise’ in front of you is truly an art form. Watching, I appreciated how they could literally transform anything into rhythm and music, an impressive skill to me, someone who isn’t inherently musically inclined.
In Stomp, the performers “make a rhythm out of anything we can get our hands on that makes a sound,” says co-founder/director Luke Cresswell. A unique combination of percussion, movement and visual comedy, STOMP has created its own inimitable, contemporary form of rhythmic expression: both household and industrial objects find new life as musical instruments in the hands of an idiosyncratic band of body percussionists. It is a journey through sound, a celebration of the everyday and a comic interplay of characters wordlessly communicating through dance and drum.
STOMP, the international percussion sensation, returns to Edmonton on January 10 and 11, 2017. From its beginnings as a street performance in the UK, STOMP has grown into an international sensation over the past 20 years, having performed in more than 50 countries and in front of more than 24 million people.
Tickets for STOMP start at $35, and can be purchased at www.ticketmaster.ca