TPAC gets ready to ‘Stomp’

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The rhythm is gonna get ya this June when Tennessee Performing Arts Center serves as host for Stomp for eight performances of the award-winning production.

Stomp, which originated in England, is a non-traditional dance troupe that uses the body and ordinary objects to create a physical theatre performance. The eight-member troupe uses everything but conventional percussion instruments – matchboxes, wooden poles, brooms, garbage cans, Zippo lighters, hubcaps – to fill the stage with magnificent rhythms. The return of the percussive hit also brings some new surprises, with some sections of the show now updated and restructured and the addition of two new full-scale routines, utilizing props like tractor tire inner tubes and paint cans.

Stomp will play June 14 through 19 at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center. Performances are Tuesday through Sunday—7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday; 8 p.m. on Friday, Saturday; 6:30 p.m. on Sunday with matinees Saturday at 2 p.m. and Sunday at 1 p.m. Ticket prices range from $27.50 to $52.50 and will be available at the TPAC box office (505 Deaderick Street), by visiting tpac.org, or by calling 615-782-4040.