Cape Town - From London and Paris to Las Vegas and New York, Stomp makes music with brooms, matchboxes, hands and feet, poles, chairs, sinks, basketballs, newspapers and more. The encore engages the audience in a call and response that proves rhythm is a universal language.
This wildly entertaining international show wowed Johannesburg audiences and enjoyed nightly standing ovations at Montecasino’s Teatro for three weeks ending on Sunday, 8 September 2019. On Tuesday, before the bombastic show's opening in the Mother City, Channel24's Bashiera Parker saw the talented cast perform at the Victoria and Albert Waterfront. The entertaining taste of what theatre-goers can expect from Stomp, caught the attention of passersby and made for a very entertaining video.
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Stomp is on stage at Artscape from Tuesday, 10 September to Sunday, 15 September 2019.
MORE ABOUT THE SHOW:
Created in Brighton, UK, in the summer of 1991, Stomp was the result of a ten-year collaboration between its creators, Luke Cresswell and Steve McNicholas. The popularity of Stomp continually grew from strength to strength resulting in the cast performing live at the 1996 Academy Awards (the Oscars) to an estimated audience of almost 1 billion worldwide. The largest assembly of Stomp performers ever (40 performers from 12 different countries) was brought together for a specially choreographed appearance at the closing ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games.The show toured this country in 2010 to critical acclaim and sold-out performances. The sizzling energy of Stomp is beyond infectious. Almost a decade later, Stomp is back in South Africa to share its unique and energetic art form while introducing it to a new generation of theatregoers.
SOME FASCINATING FACTS ABOUT STOMP:
Stomp is a unique combination of percussion, dance and physical comedy seen by over 12 million people worldwide, there have been long-running productions in London – 15 years on the West End, Paris, Las Vegas, Boston and San Francisco. In February this year, the flagship New York show celebrated the 25th anniversary of Stomp playing at New York’s Orpheum Theatre, receiving special congratulations messages from cast members, fans and celebrities around the world including Quincy Jones, Harlem Globetrotters, Jon Bon Jovi, Eddie Izzard and Tommy Lee.
Compiled by Alex Isaacs.