VIDEO: In The Beginning: Stuck in a Sticky STOMPing Situation
London--STOMP Co-Creator Luke Cresswell vividly looks back on the early days when he would unknowingly gather unlikely inspiration from the oddest places--sometimes even during his gigs with internationally-renowned club DJ and recording artist Fatboy Slim.
"I would be suspended upside-down hanging, with lots of stuff for too long, for about an hour!" he shares, recalling club performances as he waits for Fatboy Slim to teasingly halt the music so he can share the spotlight with Cresswell, revving up the surprised crowd at the interrupted party as he drums infectious beats on his makeshift percussion instruments--the apparent rhythmic and show-stopping descendants of what the world knows now as the phenomenally electrifying STOMP.
Cresswell and Fraser Morrison, STOMP rehearsal director
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.
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.
For tickets to STOMP at the CCP, call (632)891-9999 or visit ticketworld.com.ph.
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