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Pulse: A Stomp Odyssey (2002)



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Regardless of the differences in where we live or how we look, all human beings share the experience of rhythm and music. 'Pulse: a Stomp Odyssey' takes us on a world tour of music, rhythm and dance. From the sound of a Native American drum echoing off the canyon walls of New Mexico to the thunderous Kodo drum in Japan, from the percussion of the South African Gumboot Dancers to the grace of Eva la Yerbabuena's flamenco dance, 'Pulse' takes us on a journey of 10 thousand miles and five continents, weaving a story of cultural history told in the universal language of music, rhythm and dance. 'Pulse' transforms our vision to see musical instruments in everyday objects such as trash cans, bicycles and metal pipes. 'Pulse' enables us to hear music in everyday sounds like a passing train, traffic or a chattering bird.


Critic Reviews for Pulse: A Stomp Odyssey

All Critics (15) | Top Critics (5)

Stomp veteran Keith Middleton acts as master of ceremonies, his gigantic close-ups suggesting a tap-dancing genie freed from his lamp.

April 24, 2009 | Full Review…
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

It's a brave attempt to tap into the heartbeat of the world, a salute to the universal language of rhythm and a zippy sampling of sounds.

May 22, 2003 | Rating: B | Full Review…
Dallas Morning News
Top Critic

The soundtrack alone -- the literal pulse of the thing -- will rock you in your seat.

May 2, 2003 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
Boston Globe
Top Critic

The camera soars above the globe in dazzling panoramic shots that make the most of the large-screen format, before swooping down on a string of exotic locales, scooping the whole world up in a joyous communal festival of rhythm.

February 20, 2003 | Rating: 3.5/4
New York Post
Top Critic

The diversity of the artists represented, both in terms of style and ethnicity, prevents the proceedings from feeling repetitious, as does the appropriately brief 40-minute running time.

February 20, 2003
Hollywood Reporter
Top Critic

Most of the performers are amateurs. They practice their art for the love of it, and it's easy to love them for it.

July 23, 2004 | Rating: 2.5/4
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Audience Reviews for Pulse: A Stomp Odyssey

Pretty cool journey through the percussion world.

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