By Stephanie Ila Silver-Silberstein
If you have never seen the award-winning international sensation, STOMP, now is the time. This theatrical phenomenon is sure to inspire you and your little ones to find beauty in the seemingly mundane, spark the imagination and discover that music and art exists all around us. Showing in New York’s famous Orpheum Theatre, STOMP offers you the great opportunity to visit the cool and eclectic Lower East Side. My kids loved frolicking in the fountain and playing in the playground in Washington Square Park, eating ice cream amongst NYU students, street performers and artists and walking down St. Marks Place on their way to see this unique piece of theatre.
A combination of percussion, movement and visual comedy, STOMP has created its own inimitable, contemporary form of rhythmic expression: both household and industrial objects find new life as musical instruments in the hands of an idiosyncratic band of body percussionists. It is a journey through sound, a celebration of the everyday and a comic interplay of characters wordlessly communicating through dance and drum.
The New York Times calls it “a sure-fire crowd pleaser with a rock-and-roll heart. ” USA TODAY said “STOMP finds beautiful noise in the strangest places.” It has been seen on TV shows ranging from The Academy Awards to Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood to The London Olympics. It is a pulsating, witty, utterly irresistible theatrical event and has become a worldwide phenomenon, setting feet stamping, fingers drumming and adrenalin rushing for over 15 million people in 53 countries across five continents.
Visit http://www.stomponline.com for more information and to purchase tickets. New York’s Orpheum Theatre, 126 Second Avenue at 8th Street.