Urban waste is integral to Yes/No People's performances: their sets are made entirely from detritus. Into this apocalyptic trash-heap world mooches a gang of adolescent slackers who embark on a performance of high-voltage virtuosity. This is theatre without words, dance without music, but what Yes/No People do have in abundance is rhythm. The purpose of the scattered debris becomes clear as one random noise, tapped out with a dust-bin lid, is followed by another - and the air fills with syncopation.
Stomp returns with its key influences intact: Japanese kodo drumming, South African gumboot dancing, Trinidad steel drumming, and British music hall and street theatre. Cresswell and McNicholas explain its success quite simply: "We all want to hit something sometimes."
Stomp runs from Tues 12-Sun 17 Sept; tickets cost pounds 10-20, but the first 10 IoS readers who ring the box office after 10am today will receive a free pair of tickets for the opening night. (RFH, SE1, 0171 960 4242.)Reuse content