STOMP, an eight-member choreographed percussion, will be performed at Washington, D.C.’s National Theatre on April 23-28.
STOMP began as a street performance in the U.K., and it has since grown to become an international sensation over the past 25 years. To date, the troupe has performed in over 50 countries, and in front of more than 24 million people.
STOMP was created by Luke Cresswell and Steve McNicholas. It currently runs four global productions at New York’s Orpheum Theatre, a permanent London company, and North American and European tours.
Using everyday percussion instruments and items such as matchboxes, Zippo lighters, brooms, hubcaps, and garbage cans, the troupe creates rhythms on the stage during their performance.
“STOMP is explosive, provocative, sophisticated, utterly unique and appeals to audiences of all ages,” said the event brief. “The return of the percussive hit also brings some new surprises, with some sections of the show now updated and restructured, utilizing props like tractor tire inner tubes and paint cans.”
The performance has won several awards, including Olivier Award for Best Choreography, Drama Desk Award for Unique Theatre Experience, New York Obie Award, and a Special Citation from Best Plays.
STOMP has also received an Academy Award nomination, including four Emmy nominations and one Emmy Award for their acclaimed HBO special Stomp Out Loud. The troupe made TV appearances during the he London 2012 Olympic Games Closing Ceremony, the Academy Awards, Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, apart from featuring in several award-winning international commercials.
According to USA Today, “STOMP finds beautiful noises in the strangest places.”
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