Performed in theatres and nightclubs Stampede includes excerpts from a secret police manual about riot control, Terminator and interviews with the six performers about loss of control. A system of pressure pads allow the audience to trigger recordings of different mind control techniques. A live video projection link provides surveillance of different areas of the space which, at times, is the only way to see the performance.
Alongside a soundtrack by Bristol-based dance band Statik Sound System, anthemic tracks such as Teen Spirit by Nirvana and extreme Techno pushed both performers and audience.
The performance itself – lasting 60 minutes – was fast and furious: a constant barrage of leaps, skids and falls interwoven with moments of quiet isolation and exhaustion. Stampede toured the UK throughout 2004.