Stomp

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The hit dance-percussion show returns to Melbourne for a 25th anniversary tour

It’s been more than 25 years since the endlessly energetic performers of Stomp first clanged together two garbage bin lids and started one of the defining live entertainment sensations of the 1990s and 2000s. Created by Steve McNicholas and Luke Cresswell, the dance theatre show famous for its driving beats and live percussion has now been seen by 15 million people around the world and has played in New York ever since 1994.

The performers utilise everyday objects as instruments – most famously there are garbage bins, but they also use shopping trolleys, brooms, oil cans and vacuum-cleaner tubes. There’s no dialogue across the 100-minute show, but it’s famous for its ability to reach audiences of all ages and nationalities with its strong physical humour and infectious music.

By: Ben Neutze

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