Stomping Grounds

I took the fam to Stomp last weekend. It had been quite a while since I’d seen it. What a great show! Tap dancing and drumming with found objects and a very zippy cast. The drumming is pretty much samba, taiko and good old drum solo stuff. A lot of triplets ensue. I had forgotten that there’s a comic relief element to it also.

What blew me away (again) was the concept. Every number was based on everyday objects which ensures relevance all around. Trash cans, paper bags, lighters, match boxes and the kitchen sink all are used with great energy and creativity. I just wish I could come up with an idea that is so direct and powerful. There’s got to be something!

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