After the forced break due to corona, the rhythm experts of STOMP return to the stage. From Wednesday, December 15, to Sunday, December 19, 2021, they will celebrate the kick-off of their new tour at the Alte Oper Frankfurt - it is the first stop for the band, founded three decades ago in Great Britain, outside the USA since the beginning of the pandemic.
For the show, STOMP creators Luke Cresswell and Steve McNicholas not only rely on tried-and-true elements such as swinging brooms and rattling trash cans, but have also developed new numbers like "Suitcases." "Suitcases," McNicholas says, "is inspired by the fact that we've been traveling the world with this show for almost 30 years, watching people make their way through train stations and airports with their suitcases, seeing suitcases stacked or thrown through the air. Combine that with scenes from movies where suitcases are mysteriously switched, and the beginning of a new act emerges." With their performances, which thrive on beating, hammering and drumming as much as on sophisticated choreography, the STOMP-Klangwerker*innen inspire their audiences all over the world. Developed in the early 80s for the theater festival in Edinburgh, the percussion show was shown for 15 years in London's West End, and since 1994 it has also been running successfully in New York.