VIDEO: STOMP Supports Environmental Causes
"Whenever we can, we support any outreach programs," STOMP Co-Creator Luke Cresswell shares on STOMP's long and steady involvement in environmental causes geared toward recycling, re-using, and clean-up drives all over the world.
Going beyond the STOMP brand into socio-civic endeavors is the natural next step to take given the show's nature--which is turning a sow's ear into a silk purse--but Cresswell and the entire STOMP production are careful about which projects they involve themselves, ensuring that the motives for such projects are not politically-driven.
Creswell and Fraser Morrison, STOMP rehearsal director
STOMP OUT LITTER campaign filmed in New York City
STOMP showcases performers who use ordinary objects as musical instruments, i.e. brooms, dust bins, boxes of matches, plumbing fixtures, and supermarket trolleys, among others, while they show off their dance moves and flair for comedy.
Performed in more than 50 countries and before more than 24 million people, the show has won the Olivier Award for Best Choreography, an Obie Award, Drama Desk Award for Unique Theatre Experience, and a special citation from Best Plays. Its HBO presentation "Stomp Out Loud" received an Academy Award nomination, four Emmy Award nominations, and one Emmy Award. Some of its noteworthy TV appearances include The London 2012 Olympic Games' closing ceremony and the Academy Awards.
Following its Philippine premiere in 2011, London's West End and Off-Broadway's percussion sensation, STOMP, will return to the Cultural Center of the Philippines' (CCP) main theater for a limited eight-performance engagement from Tuesday, June 17, to Sunday, June 22.
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