A finalist on season eight of “America’s Got Talent,” shadow dance company Catapult Entertainment will bring their imaginative and theatrical art form to the Bankhead Theater stage next month. Eight dancers, five women and three men, create and project precise silhouettes in a fascinating combination of shadow dance, storytelling and living sculpture that engages the eye and sparks the imagination. Tickets for the single performance on Sunday afternoon, March 25, 2018 start at just $40 with $17 tickets for students and active military personnel.
Catapult is all about the human body and its ability to transform. The lithe dancers bring what was described by the Northwest Indiana Times as “a contemporary twist to the ancient Chinese art of shadow theaters.” With carefully choreographed movements, working together and separately, they create shapes that shift and move seamlessly, forming new images so quickly and smoothly it is impossible to imagine how it was done or what will emerge next. Visuals shift before the audience’s eyes from a girl scaling an enormous mountain or a moving helicopter, to a majestic elephant or a couple inside a castle.
Founded in 2009 by Adam Battelstein, the group soared to fame in 2013 when they made the finals on the eighth season of NBC’s “America’s Got Talent.” They have since performed to critical acclaim worldwide, presenting “Magic Shadows” more than 900 times in Europe alone. In developing the concepts for Catapult, Battelstein relied on his nearly 20 years of experience with Pilobolus as a dancer and choreographer, as well as his keen eye for shape and form and a natural bent for storytelling.
$40 – $80 regular, $17 students and active military personnel
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