Athletics, like the world-class events unfolding at the 2015 Special Olympics World Summer Games, unite people regardless of race, language and culture. The same can be said about the truly universal language of music. STOMP, a unique percussion performance showcasing the power of rhythm, has been bringing people together for decades, one boom and clank at a time.
STOMP uses matchboxes, oil drums, and brooms and myriad of other unconventional instruments to bring the stage alive with rhythm and beats. While the idea didn’t take off at first, 25 years later the unique Scottish music and theatrical performance group is now a worldwide phenomenon.
STOMP, tours internationally and is now one of the longest running theater performances in New York City. Audiences around the world are united through its universal rhythm, music, and even a bit of humor – proving that music truly is a shared human experience.
In our Full Frame Close Up, Mike Walter hits the stage with the cast members of STOMP in New York City and learns that keeping up with the beat is much harder than it looks.
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