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  • A woman of color with long hair stands with legs apart while she holds a large plastic drum strapped to her shoulder and raises her right hand that holds a stick.
  • Men of color facing the same direction hold utility brooms in a sweeping motion while they jump in mid-air.
  • ome performers wearing street-style costumes pound on wheeled suitcases while they watch others lift their legs over their luggage.

Created by Luke Cresswell and Steve McNicholas

7:30 pm Wednesday, November 15, 2023

STOMP is explosive, provocative, sophisticated, sexy, and utterly unique—and appeals to audiences of all ages.

The international percussion sensation has garnered an armful of awards and rave reviews and has appeared on numerous national television shows. 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.

“We make a rhythm out of anything we can get our hands on that makes a sound,” says company co-founder Luke Cresswell.

The return of the percussive hit also brings some surprises, with some sections of the show updated and restructured, and the addition of two new full-scale routines that use props including tractor tire inner tubes and paint cans.

STOMP finds beautiful noises in the strangest places,” writes USA Today.

See what the noise is about!

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Adult $69, $54
University Park Student $35, $30
18 and Younger $52, $37

sponsored by
Elinor C. Lewis

support for accessibility services provided by
William E. McTurk Endowment for Program Support
Gerald B. M. Stein Memorial Endowment

A grant from the University Park Student Fee Board makes Penn State student prices possible.

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Body Percussion Dance Workshop

4:00 pm Sunday, November 12, 2023

Room 302, HUB-Robeson Center

FREE, registration required

This event is FREE, but you must register in advance to attend. Complete the registration form.

Join performer, actor, dancer, and former STOMP cast member Riley Korrell for a 90-minute body percussion dance workshop.

Korrell spent the past three years traveling all over the world and United States performing with STOMP to sold-out audiences in many venues and arenas. He was also a member of the American Tap Company, which represented the United States in Riesa, Germany, at the IDO World Tap Dance Championships.

Presented by Center for the Performing Arts with support from Penn State Student Affairs and the Performing Arts Council

* A $15 donation is suggested.