Industrial Rhythm Brings High-Energy Show to Enthusiastic Audience
Industrial Rhythm, a New York City-based dance and percussion troupe that tours worldwide, performed for an enthusiastic Westminster community April 8 as part of the Graham Gund ’59 Visiting Artist Series.
The show, which took place in Werner Centennial Center, featured high-energy urban movement of hip-hop and break dancing and drumming on everyday objects using drumsticks. Cast members have performed with Stomp, Tap Dogs, “Saturday Night Live,” “So You Think You Can Dance” and MTV.
The troupe creates music using such things as pill bottles, five-gallon plastic buckets, trashcans, brooms and various percussive drums. They also add elements to their shows, such as glow-in-the-dark LED drumming and audience participation. In their Westminster performance, they involved student volunteers onstage and led the audience in rhythmic clapping.
Members of the Gund Family established the Graham Gund ’59 Visiting Artist Series fund in 1991 in honor of Graham Gund ’59 at his 50th birthday. Income from the fund underwrites the cost of bringing outstanding artists to Westminster to enrich students’ understanding and appreciation of the performing arts. The visiting artists perform in Werner Centennial Theater.
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