Since its inception as a street performance group in Brighton, England, in 1991, STOMP has snowballed into a global phenomenon that has performed in over 50 countries over the past 20 years. Using everything but conventional instruments, the eight-member troupe combines movement, visual comedy and ordinary objects to create a contemporary performance of rhythmic expression. Everyday household and industrial items find new life as musical instruments, as the percussionists coax complex sounds out of broomsticks, hubcaps, Zippo lighters, plumbing fixtures, matchbooks, garbage cans and the like. The dynamic, perfectly synchronized production has been honored with numerous awards, including an Academy Award nomination, the Olivier Award for Best Choreography and an Emmy Award for its HBO special, Stomp Out Loud. It’s safe to say you’ll never look at supermarket carts or kitchen sinks the same way again. STOMP begins at 8 p.m. Tickets are $25–45.
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