18/12/2009

Stomp Hits Belfast's Waterfront

The gloomy post-New Year period is to be brightened-up considerably as a major London stage show blasts into town.

Stomp comes bashing, crashing, smashing and swishing to the Waterfront Hall from Tuesday 19 to Sunday 24 January.

The West End spectacular is described as blending a unique, universal language of rhythm, theatre, comedy and dance with the junk and clutter of everyday life as it becomes the source of infectious rhythm.

Eight performers use boots, bins, brooms and everything including the kitchen sink to hammer out explosive feel-good rhythm in a faster and funnier version than ever before with new music, new choreography and a fresh array of ordinary mundane objects, onto which the cast work their musical magic.
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In one of the spectacular new routines, paint cans are tossed between the performers, as they simultaneously build an astonishingly complex rhythm over every surface of the airborne cans.

In another routine, the Stompers are joined by inflated monster truck inner tubes, strapped around their waists. These create both a dance of bobbing, whirling rubber skirts and pounding, portable drum kits - the ultimate redefinition of 'surround sound'.

The reworked climax also sees a crackling carnival of leaping, spinning, skidding and pounding as performers vent their inexhaustible energies on an unsuspecting orchestra of metal dustbins, bin lids, tubs and water butts.

To date, Stomp has set feet stamping, fingers drumming, adrenalin rushing and feel-good flooding through audiences totalling 14 million across 43 countries.

Tickets are available from the Waterfront and Ulster Hall Box Offices, by calling 028 9033 4455 and at www.waterfront.co.uk

(BMcC/KMcA)

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