Saturday, February 23, 2019 || 7:30 p.m.
Stomp is a joyful, witty, and wordless show that has been seen all over the world. An eight-member cast with energy to burn creates beautiful music and sly humor with found objects: Zippo lighters, push brooms, wooden poles, hammer handles, garbage cans, inner tubes, matchboxes, and yes, even the kitchen sink. There’s no traditional narrative; both household and industrial objects find new life as musical instruments in this unique combination of percussion, movement, and visual comedy. It is a journey through sound, a celebration of the everyday, and a comic interplay of characters wordlessly communicating through dance and drum.
Free CyberCafé Knapp Stage Pre-Show Concert featuring Crandes & Vultures, an indie/folk/rock band from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. The concept of Cranes & Vultures derives from the skies over the band’s bluff-laden hometown of Dubuque, IA, where America’s greatest waterway bids birds of all sorts. The dichotomy of Cranes & Vultures also reflects the versatile emotional style and personality of the music, ranging from melodic, personal lyrics that push inward to punchy, outward licks that will leave you dancing.