VIDEO: The Inevitable Element of Danger in Each STOMP Routine
London--STOMP Co-Creator Luke Cresswell and Rehearsal Director Fraser Morrison laugh peevishly together like schoolboys having fun on a playground as they recall the wildest experiments they have ever concocted throughout the creative journeys they had to take in finding instruments for the show and developing and polishing the technical know-how on how to use them without hurting themselves and the STOMPERS.
"The props we use are not intended for what we do with them, so you have to find your own technicality using the prop," Morrison explains.
"A lot of it is trial and error, the more we do it, the safer it gets. Nowadays you have to be safe straight away; back in the day, we can afford to break a leg!" says Cresswell.
Cresswell and Morrison
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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