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An illustrated insight into the thinking and processes behind Stomp's innovative work. Original company member Theseus Gerard provides an explanation of his role. This is illustrated by short excerpts from the 'Stomp' repertoire. We see how props such as brushes are manipulated to create sound and movement. Gerard highlights the creation and use of rhythm as the focus of their work. Two 'Stomp' trainees assist in explaining how syncopation and layering can make a 4:4 rhythm much more complex and how the choreography itself grows from the rhythms.
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First broadcast:
27 February 2008

Classroom Ideas

Planning and resourcing dance or music units or schemes which have a focus on rhythm or props. If exploring dance styles which are based on use of rhythm, such as tap or Irish dance.