Eight performers from the international sensation STOMP took to an outdoor basketball court in New York City's Greenwich Village with four stars from the world famous Harlem Globetrotters to celebrate the team's 90th year.
School children at recess, tourists, locals and residents from nearby apartment windows watched in amazement as STOMP joined forces with Globetrotter stars Bull Bullard, Cheese Chisholm, Firefly Fisher and Handles Franklin.
The Globetrotters will celebrate their 90th year with over 330 games in more than 260 cities in North America starting December 26, 2015. The tour's opening week will bring 10 games to six arenas in the NYC-area, including Madison Square Garden, Barclays Center and Prudential Center. The full schedule and ticket information can be found at harlemglobetrotters.com.
STOMP, created by Luke Cresswell and Steve McNicholas, is currently playing in New York, London's West End, and on a European tour. In addition to its stage shows, STOMP has been an overwhelming success marked by rave reviews and awards, an Academy Award nomination, four Emmy nominations, an Emmy Award, and noteworthy TV appearances including "The London 2012 Olympic Games Closing Ceremony" and "The Academy Awards."
Celebrating 90 iconic years of providing smiles, sportsmanship and service to millions, The Harlem Globetrotters® are a worldwide icon, synonymous with one-of-a-kind family entertainment and great basketball skills. Throughout their history, the Original Harlem Globetrotters have showcased their iconic talents in 122 countries and territories on six continents, often breaking down cultural and societal barriers while providing fans with their first-ever basketball experience. Proud inductees of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, the Globetrotters have entertained hundreds of millions of fans – among them popes, kings, queens, and presidents – over nine thrilling decades. Sponsored by World Vision, Greyhound Lines and Baden Sports, Harlem Globetrotters International, Inc. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Herschend Enterprises, the largest family-owned themed entertainment company in the U.S. For the latest news and information about the Harlem Globetrotters, and to purchase tickets and team merchandise, visit the Globetrotters' official Web site: www.harlemglobetrotters.com.
Since its 1991 premiere at the Edinburgh Festival 1991, STOMP has become a global phenomenon, showcasing a universal language of rhythm, theatre, comedy and dance that has resonated with audiences around the world. Eight performers use everything from Zippo lighters and plastic bags, to basketballs and even the kitchen sink to hammer out an explosively feel-good rhythm. STOMP has toured the globe almost continuously for over 20 years, setting feet stamping, fingers drumming and adrenalin rushing for over 15 million people in 48 countries across five continents. Critics and audiences have raved about STOMP: The New York Times calls it "a sure-fire crowd pleaser with a rock-and-roll heart." "STOMP finds beautiful noise in the strangest places," says USA Today. It is the winner of an Olivier (London's Tony Award); Obie, Drama Desk and numerous other awards. Creators Luke Cresswell and Steve McNicholas also co-directed the award winning giant-screen film Pulse: A STOMP Odyssey, and the underwater giant-screen film trilogy: Wild Ocean 3D, The Last Reef 3D and Great White Shark 3D.