February 14, 2008
David made a wonderful command decision: we went to STOMP. How to summarize? FABULOUS. Highly recommended.
There is no orchestra. There are no words. There are no songs. There are no costume changes.
Just one hour and forty minutes of eight shabbily dressed people making incredibly coordinated and complex rhythmic harmony together with their hands, fingers, feet, thighs, stomachs, throats, and an astounding array of ordinary objects.
Trash cans, the lids thereof, saws, tape measures, paint cans, huge empty water bottles, sinks with water and pots in them, ski boots, brooms, dustpans, sawdust, pencils, newspapers, plastic and paper bags, plungers, lighters, rubber balls, tubes, sticks, and mops.
But man are these six men and two women in sync! They are remarkably fit, moving all the time, using their quads and biceps faster than light...and with a lot of comic timing, receiving a lot of laughter (from me and others). I loved it. See it if it comes to your city!
And now to bed! Happy Valentine's Day! :-)
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We saw STOMP in Berkeley probably 10 years ago now. I remember it being very fun and VERY loud!
Posted by: Kirstin | Feb 15, 2008 4:12:18 AM
Wow, sounds like a great show! Glad you got to see it. :-)
Posted by: Helen | Feb 18, 2008 3:57:06 AM