Catapult-The Amazing Magic of Shadow Dancing
As Seen On America's Got Talent
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 theatrical touring production is called “Magic Shadows”. Not only is the show packed with hundreds of shape transformations, but it is full of humor, emotion, and engaging stories. There are 8 fully realized stories told through music and shadows and 6 short shadow dance videos which play between the live dances – brief moments of poetry or humor which perfectly cleanse the palate and prepare the audience for their next shadow journey. Audiences leave this show dazed and happy, and they will never look at their own shadow the same way again!
This 90 minute show has performed in over 300 cities in Europe for the past 3 years and is now ready to come to the United States
The main floor and loge seats, as well as all rest rooms, are handicapped accessible. Expanded wheelchair seating is available throughout the theater. Please make any accessibility needs you may have known at time of ticket purchase so we can provide the best accommodations.
Hearing Enhancement System
The Ashwaubenon PAC is equipped with a Hearing Loop System that provides an in-ear loudspeaker that cuts out a significant amount of background noise for audience members with hearing aids or cochlear implants.
How to Use the PAC’s Hearing Loops
Our special Hearing Loop receivers can be checked out free of charge at Coat Check. A driver’s license or credit card is held until the unit is returned after the show.
To utilize the hearing loop system, hearing aids must be equipped with a telecoil, or a T-coil. The T-coil in the hearing aid must be activated by an audiologist and switched on.
If you do not have a T-coil equipped hearing aid or cochlear implant but wish to benefit from the hearing loop system, a special receiver and earpiece can be checked out free of charge at Coat Check. A driver’s license or credit card is held until the unit is returned after the show.
Location & Directions
The Ashwaubenon Performing Arts Center is located in the thriving Village of Ashwaubenon, adjacent to Ashwaubenon High School and a short mile from legendary Lambeau Field. The parking lots and main entrances to the PAC are off of South Ridge Road. Venue address is:
2391 S. Ridge Road
Ashwaubenon, WI 54304
Parking is available in the lots to the north and south of the PAC with access from South Ridge Road. Handicapped parking is available in both lots, with drop off available at the north PAC entrance.
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