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Posted On: 13 May 2013 12:09 pm
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Stomp sets Doha debut next month

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From Left: Christoph K Franzen, General Manager, Grand Hyatt Doha, Chris Van Kamp, CEO, Premium Projects, Glynis Hall Stomp, General Manager and Producer, Michael O’Neill, British Ambassador to Qatar, Martin Hope, Director of British Council, Ifteqar Ahmed, AHB Deputy General Manager and Priyanka Kapur, AHB Events Manager, during the press conference yesterday. Abdul Basit DOHA: After mesmerising 12 million people around the world, Broadway and West End hit “Stomp” is set to stage its Doha debut from June 6 to 8 at the Qatar National Convention Centre (QNCC). “This marks Stomp’s first visit to Qatar. Even after 20 years, it’s great for us to be playing in new places and see different audiences respond to the show. I ‘m looking forward how Qatar reacts to the show,” said Glynis Hall, General Manager and Producer of Stomp, at a press conference yesterday at Grand Hyatt Doha. Hall said there are currently four Stomp companies playing around the world including the travelling show which is on tour 40 weeks a year. It recently performed in Beirut and this week it would play in Jordan before it comes to Qatar next month, she added. Starting out in 1991 on the streets of Brighton by British street performers, Stomp is a hilarious mix of breathtaking dance choreographies, wild percussion outbursts and staggering acrobatics. “It’s a funny, universal and perfectly put together show which appeals to any age and culture,” she said, adding the Stomp team coming to Doha comprises some of their strongest performers. What makes Stomp unique and appealing to all types of audience is the use of everyday percussion instruments in their performances. “There won’t be any spoken words in the show and performers use brooms, bins and oil barrels as percussion instruments,” explained Chris Van Kamp, Managing and Creative Director, Premium Projects. More than the humour and exceptional dance acts, Stomp stands out for the unique relationship that exists among the characters and the strong connection they establish with the audience during the performance, said Van Kamp. Stomp has become one of the most successful theatre stories of all time and lately has been seen by more than half of the world’s inhabitants during their performance at the closing ceremony of the London Olympic Games. Presented by The Art of Business and Premium Projects in association with Stomp Productions and Glynis Henderson Productions, the show comes under the Qatar UK 2013 celebrations. Also present at the press conference were Christoph K Franzen, General Manager, Grand Hyatt Doha; Michael O’Neill, British Ambassador to Qatar; Martin Hope, Director of British Council, Ifteqar Ahmed AHB Deputy General Manager and Priyanka Kapur, AHB Events Manager. Tickets are on sale at Virgin Megastores in Villaggio Mall and Landmark Mall or online at