Do you think it as always fun, or do you think they get tired of it sometimes? Stomp began its run at the in New York City in February 1994 winning an and a for Most Unique Theatre Experience. . He always wants things his way, he thinks he is the best. It was released in the fall of 2002 and won two awards at 's film festival in Paris the following year. In addition, they were commissioned to create and produce , which takes the ideas behind Stomp to a symphonic level, in celebration of 40 years of the.
For my first experiment with this project, students used only their bodies, basketballs, and hockey sticks to create sounds. What if someone is new on the team? How long do you think practices take? What kind of attitude do you think the rest of the team needs to have for a successful show? Tell the students to be thinking of these as they watch the video. Description 1 videocassette 50 min. Notice the actions, large and small, and their facial expressions. What if someone is new on the team? The piece was originally written and choreographed as part of the band's stage show. Stomp is a rhythmic, musical extravaganza that has stunned audiences across the globe. The video is 50 minutes long: This lesson plan may last two or three days.
What do you think the practices look like? They have to travel around together to do the show. I was rather surprised to find this on video- I had seen the stage show twice, and felt that it would be hard to capture the feel of the show in a movie. Credits Director of photography, Christoper Lanzenberg ; editors, Richard Daws, Jason Porthouse. You might just find yourself grabbing a broom or even your remote control to keep time. In some of the drama scenes, and when they get the audience to participate, see what kinds of messages they convey without any words. Pulse features an international cast, with performances from , and. Notice the actions, large and small, and their facial expressions.
I love to use it to discuss how music and rhythm is all around us, whether made in a formal or informal fashion. He always wants things his way, he thinks he is the best. I found that limiting the items was necessary as, initially, the desire to use the props was interfering with creating the rhythms. What do you think the practices look like? Why do they need to trust each other? In addition, they were commissioned to create and produce Pandemonium: the Lost and Found Orchestra, which takes the ideas behind Stomp to a symphonic level, in celebration of 40 years of the Brighton Festival. Both the boys and girls loved this assignment.
Why do they need to trust each other? He really likes his job. Does it look like they are having fun? Have you ever been a big or small important part of a whole? She worked with the students primarily on choreography and movement, while I focused on rhythm patterns, meter, etc. One by one, the entire cast was interviewed by on the television sitcom in 1996. These are all the finished performances we see. The film transforms ordinary objects and moments to make music in an unexpected way.
Remember that there are no extra sounds backstage that someone is making. If you like seeing the everyday normal items turned into musical tunes, this is a fun video to watch. Does it look like they are having fun? As you look at the video, try to pick apart what each person is doing, or follow just one person through a routine. I have used it with my hearing impaired students turn it up loud, and hand out blown-up balloons so they can feel the vibrations. Remember that there are no extra sounds backstage that someone is making. What other kinds of things do you think they do during the week to make sure they have a good performance eating, working out, staying in safe situations? That in itself was an amazing accomplishment! Special equipment was not needed, and my students are always tapping out rhythms with pens and pencils driving all the teachers crazy. This allowed them to make those rhythms big, real, and terrific.
What happens if one of the people doesn act like someone else? Cresswell and McNicholas first worked together in 1981 as members of the street band and the theatre group Cliff Hanger. Shape up, or you are out. By the summer of 1994, the first American cast was in place at the Orpheum, freeing the original cast for a tour of North America and Japan. Suppose one of the performers was very good, but he had a problem: no one really likes him. Genre physical theatre Show type Off-Broadway, West End, touring Date of premiere 1991 1991 Location Touring Creative team Co-creators and Stomp is a percussion group, originating in , that uses the body and ordinary objects to create a performance using rhythms, acrobatics and pantomime.
In October 1995, Stomp appeared on an episode of. The actual stage production go see it if you get the chance! These are all the finished performances we see. How do you think the performers prepared to try out for the show? Our Phys Ed teacher and I cooperated on the project. Tell the students to be thinking of these as they watch the video. Together, these groups presented a series of street comedy musicals at the throughout the early 1980s.
The entire school K-6 was invited to the performances. What kind of attitude do you think the rest of the team needs to have for a successful show? Why would anyone work that hard at something? All the sounds come from what you see. Do you think everybody likes each other? It was hands-on percussion that they could do anywhere, using whatever items they had around. In some of the drama scenes, and when they get the audience to participate, see what kinds of messages they convey without any words. Originally a seven-piece with Luke Cresswell, Theseus Gerard, Fraser Morrison, Carl Smith, Nick Dwyer, David Olrod and Sarah Eddy , Stomp grew to be an eight person outfit with the addition of Fiona Wilkes in the autumn of '91. Each person has an important part, and it as important that they perform that part.