If Beverly Hills is your preferred stomping ground, then you will not want to miss the opportunity
to see Stomp on stage at the Saban Theatre in Los Angeles, California. It is almost impossible to find a single critic or
audience member that is not incredibly positive about their Stomp experience. The New York Times have called it "A sure-fire
crowd pleaser." Stomp has also received rave reviews from other esteemed critics, having been referred to as "hypnotizing"
by the Village Voice and "a high-voltage virtuosity" by The New Yorker. If you are in Los Angeles during its run, December
17 to December 29, then you want to stomp on into a matinee or evening showing. The show runs approximately one hour and forty-five
minutes and does not have an intermission. As the critics have testified, Stomp will not disappoint.
Stomp will bring to Beverly Hills the rhythm of life. Beverly Hills audience members will pick up their
step, after they leave a showing of this captivating heart thumping show. The performers utilize an array of items to create
an amazing sonic experience. One can expect to see matchboxes, garbage cans, brooms and even Zippo lighters. If you are gifted
with the art of song and dance, you can make music with anything and create entire performances set to the beat of your own
drum. The combination of theatrical performance, dance and music will ensure audience members feel the rhythm of time and
place. What are you waiting for Beverly Hills? Fellow Californians consider it to be "the best show ever!" Stomp is a unique
and contemporary percussive experience that one will not want to miss. It also serves to remind us that anything in life can
inspire rhythm. What is more is that everything that surrounds us is part of the rhythm of our lives. It is the rhythm through
which we communicate with the world around us.
Stomp is an international phenomenon that
started on the streets of the United Kingdom. It premiered at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. It has grown tremendously over
the last twenty years. Stomp has been performed for more than 24 million people across the globe (more than 50 countries!).
Luke Cresswell and Steve McNicholas brought Stomp to life through rhythm. As life changes, so has Stomp over the years. It
is evident that the rhythm of life is dynamic and would lend itself to the creation of new materials to keep up with each
beat and step of life. There have been new pieces added, such as supermarket carts, plumbing fixtures, paint cans and kitchen
sinks. Having received such remarkable reviews, it is no surprise that Stomp has received numerous awards. The awards include
an Emmy Award for an outstanding HBO special entitled, Stomp Out Loud. The Stomp team has also appeared on television at the
London 2012 Olympic Games Closing Ceremony, The Academy Awards and Mister Rogers' Neighborhood. In 2000, Stomp collaborated
with Jim Henson's Muppets for Sesame Street on "Let's Make Music." Stomp has definitely continued its momentum and is still
In many ways the cast does not consist of people, the random objects that come
to life are characters within themselves, as they communicate with one another on stage and the audience. The dustbins, tea
chest, radiator hoses, boots and hub caps are worth calling out as much as the amazing talent who is able to "make rhythm
out of anything we can get our hands on that makes a sound," according to Luke Cresswell (Founder and Director). The talented
cast consists of eight performers who utilize their technical and artistic expression to express the rhythm of life without
formal speech. It is impressive that they are able to communicate so much about life in non-traditional ways that it touches
each and every one person who attends a showing. The current performers on stage in New York are as follows: John Angeles,
Alan Asuncion, Marivaldo Dos Santos, Dustin Elsea, Fritzlyn Hector, Brad Holland, Keith Middleton, Jason Mills, Manny Osoria,
Ivan Salazar and Penelope Wendtlandt. While the performers listed above are currently on stage in New York, it gives you an
idea of the quality of Stomp casting that will not disappoint on its North American tour.
Creative Team Stomp
1991, Stomp was created in Brighton, United Kingdom. The masterminds were Luke Cresswell and Steve McNicholas. They have found
great success in the creative work that has continued to grow and change as they listen to the pulse of life. The creative
team knows that life is not static and that change is the rhythm of life. If you love life, you will love Stomp. It may even
be the case that even if you do not love life right now, Stomp may change your tune. After all, life is your stomping ground…
not just Beverly Hills'.