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Stomp Live [Blu-ray]
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Eight performers take the audience on a journey through sound and music, where rhythm is the only language...
STOMP has grown from its beginnings on the streets of Europe into an international sensation, with touring productions all over the world, and long running shows in London, Las Vegas and Broadway. This special performance brings together performers from the West End, New York and Vegas for the very first time, to Stomp's home town and the theatre where many of the routines were originated: Brighton Dome.
Instantly recognizable household objects take on new life as percussive instruments in the hands of each of the Stompers: brooms, cigarette lighters, water bottles, basketballs and more are each explored for their sonic potential. Dance meets rhythm in "Hands and Feet" and Stomp takes to the air in "Suspension", where the entire set becomes a musical instrument. The show climaxes with the "Bins" routine: a ten minute rhythm extravaganza in itself, using trash-cans, oil drums and plastic drums with trash-can lid combat sequences...
Combining physical comedy and athleticism, it's a highly charged performance from an idiosyncratic group who could only come from the world of STOMP.
A sure fire crowd pleaser. STOMP is banged, tapped, swished, clicked and clomped with an entrancing charm and rock and roll heart. --New York Times
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This DVD features a full performance of the wonderfully entertaining stage show, filmed in the UK on the same stage where many of the show's segments were created.
Even after a decade and a half, STOMP still defies easy description. Part concert, part theatre.... Impossible to pigeonhole. But it is 100% entertaining and fun. In STOMP, the world is your drum kit.
I've attended ten performances of this show since 1995 and I never grow tired of it. This DVD is a perfect souvenir of the performance.
There are quite a few bonus features on the disc, including a peek at some new bits being developed for future versions of the show. You also get performer bios, interviews with STOMP creators and directors, an alternate take of one show segment, and a few other bells and whistles.
A few years back saw the release of "STOMP Out Loud" on home video. It featured bits from the stage show and new material created especially for the pay-cable program, but it wasn't the complete show. Not even close. I liked "STOMP Out Loud", but I was a little disappointed that I wasn't getting the full stage show.
But now it's here!!
I cannot recommend this DVD enough. Fun, fun show. Even my fuddy-duddy friends who don't like theatre love this show.
Great disc, good crisp picture and sound.
I've only had it 24 hours and I've already watched it twice.
My personal favorite segment is "Hands and Feet", perhaps the most rhythmically complex and interesting part of the show. It is carefully structured and choreographed but also allows room for quite a bit of improvisation, like a jazz routine.
In a perfect world, someone would figure out how to mesh the magic of STOMP with the zany and creative juggling of The Flying Karamazov Brothers......
I've used this as an introduction to body percussion and rhythms, a visual aid about how girls can be drummers too, an example of creating your own instruments out of random things, a science lesson about how sound is vibration, and on and on! The possibilities are only limited by your own creativity.
Outside of its educational value, this movie is great as a special movie day or a vocal rest day for the teacher. With this movie, I was able to get about 35 3rd graders quietly engaged while other testing was going on. The only sounds they made where the clapping and tapping along - impossible to resist! We don't sit down and watch the whole movie - I will use this in shorter segments to augment other activities. It's too long and kind of monotonous to just watch the whole thing.
This is a live recording, which unfortunately means that some of the magic is lost simply because we aren't sitting in the audience. The opening bit seems to go on a little too long. I wish they had included a few more cool found instruments - the brooms and things are neat, but kids can only watch someone bang a broom on the ground for so long. The best parts are those that involve a lot of athletics and layered rhythms.
From an adult standpoint, I like this movie but wouldn't sit around watching it at home just for fun. It's nothing to write home about, but if you're super bored, you forgot to pay for your streaming account, and a storm has knocked out your TV service, this is the movie for you!
All in all, I love it in the classroom... not so much otherwise.
The Stomp troupe consisted of eight members, 6 men and 2 women. It's a strange looking group, almost as if they just don't belong together, but they're astonishingly well coordinated. One member served as the troupe "clown" and provided a few breaks in the action and a few chuckles. I'd regard them as a percussion ensemble, but they also preform a few intricate dances as a part of the percussion. They "play" anything they can get their hands (or feet) on. Push broom, hubcaps. Zippo lighters, open newspapers, waste baskets, garbage cans, chairs, mops, plastic bags, plastic buckets, kitchen utensils, you name it. I just can't remember them all. There must be twice as many things as I have listed. The only objects that resemble conventional musical instrument are a few strange drums and a variety of drumsticks. All of their numbers are very engaging. There's no boredom here! The troupe comes out, goes through a routine, and then drifts into a new routine. One act after another with little break in between. The variety of acts is amazing, all carried out with precision, and all are percussion, sometimes with dancing. No other musical instruments and no singing are employed.
This is an impressive video. I'm amazed. The Stomp Live video put a smile on my face for the entire duration of playing. I'll view it many more times, and I can hardly wait to play it for friends. It's a video that anyone can enjoy, no matter what your musical preferences might be.
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