CATAPULT: Magic Shadows!
Saturday, September 26th
4:00 PM & 7:00 PM
An America’s Got Talent finalist from Season 8, Catapult is a magical production that features incredible
dancers who work behind a screen to create shadow silhouettes of shapes from the world around us.
Catapult is, technically, a shadow dance company. What it really is: a theatrical art form that is an
amazingly imaginative combination of dance, story-telling, and sculpture. Founded in 2009, by Adam
Battlestein (choreographer, Creative Director and Master Teaching Artist for Pilobolus Dance Theatre for
19 years), Catapult catapulted to fame on Season 8 of America’s Got Talent, earning their way to the
finals of the NBC-TV hit show.
Catapult is all about the human body and its ability to transform. The talented Catapult dancers work
behind a screen to create seemingly impossible dancing shadow silhouettes of shapes from the world
around us. You won’t believe your eyes as you watch these incredible dancers become a mountain, a full
size elephant, a helicopter, a house with a window and people inside the window. You will never figure
out how they do it, and you won’t know what they will make next – you will be surprised and delighted
again and again. Audiences of all ages love what appear to be effortless transformations and applaud
over and over as more and more unbelievable images appear.
Catapult’s “Magic Shadows” show is packed with hundreds of shape transformations, and it is full of
humor, emotion, and fully realized stories engagingly told through music and shadows. With the arc of
an arm, the point of a toe or the twist of a torso, Catapult’s dancers stretch their bodies, and your
imaginations, telling stories with humor and pathos by transforming magically from one shape to
another. See Vivaldi’s Four Seasons spring to life, be amazed as you watch their bodies transform into a
mountain, an elephant, a dragon even a helicopter, and travel the world from Paris to Beijing in under
10 minutes! Animated by the dancers’ shadows, every cinematic scene in Magic Shadows is a
kaleidoscope of colorful storytelling that will awe and astound you. A great show for the whole family –
full of laughs, emotions and miraculous transformations. You will leave this show dazed and happy, and
you will never look at your own shadow the same way again!