Expect Foot-Tapping Fun At STOMP

Expect Foot-Tapping Fun At STOMP

Seeing the long-running percussion show STOMP is definitely one thing every resident and visitor to New York City should do. And now, after seeing the Off-Broadway performance a few weeks ago in its East Village home at the Orpheum Theater, I can finally check it off of my list. The show, which began in the U.K and made its way across the pond to NYC in 1994, has an urban vibe right from the get-go—complete with a set full of random objects, reminiscent of a junkyard, and tough-looking performers dressed in urban streetwear. I knew to expect non-conventional objects such as trash cans used as percussion instruments, but I was pleasantly surprised to see the sheer amount of objects—think Zippo lighters, newspaper, buckets, plastic bags, matchboxes, brooms and more—used to create perfectly timed, foot-tapping beats. A major shout out goes to the physicality of the performers, who often wore their makeshift instruments while interacting with each other and energetically moving around the stage. For more information, click here.

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