Music is one of the easiest ways we bond. Whether it’s enjoying the same song, band or artist or singing and performing, music is one of the easiest methods of breaking the ice. In the autotuned world of current music, packed with techno beats and deejays spinning, we tend to forget that music begins as just sound. So clap your hands. Stomp your feet. Get a friend to bounce a basketball. Have your neighbor whistle. Put all these sounds together and you have the fundamentals of STOMP, the amazing musical sensation coming to Playhouse Square March 18. STOMP was created in the United Kingdom in 1990 by Luke Cresswell and Steve McNicholas. The two wanted to show people that music can surround us in everyday objects. By 1992, the production played internationally from Hong Kong to Barcelona and received two Oliver Award nominations and wins in 1994 for Best Choreography. The eight-member ensemble uses everything but conventional percussion instruments to create a sound unlike any other. The cast tears through its instruments, and uses items such as brooms, bananas, matches — even 15 pounds of sand. STOMP received a Grammy nomination after being featured on a Quincy Jones recording, and its 45-minute television production received four Emmy nominations. More recently, STOMP was recognized by Entertainment Weekly among the 50 best plays and musicals between 1983 and 2008. What’s most impressive about the off-Broadway production is its ability to go beyond the sound to create community and diversity with the audience. The members performs stunts and choreographed dances to engage viewers in a rhythmic narrative of sound. Under their spell, mundane tasks such as household cleaning (remember the brooms?) become more than just a movement. STOMP has been performed at the Academy Awards and the Lincoln Memorial, but the 20-year-old show gives back, too, performing at food banks and letting kids be a part of the cast for a day. STOMP will be performing March 18, 19 and 20 at the Palace Theatre in Cleveland’s Playhouse Square, with two shows a day on the 19th and 20th. Tickets are between $10 and $55 depending on seating.