Thurs Sep 23rd, 1:00pm
Fri Sep 24th, 7pm
Chandler's Main Stage
Thurs: General Admission $10
(Discounts for School Groups)
Fri: $15 General Admission
This fall, Chandler Center for the Arts will host the Catapult Entertainment Dance Company for a two-week artist residency. The renowned dance troupe mesmerizes audiences by creating shadow puppetry with their entire bodies. The Catapult dancers will be practicing for their tour scheduled to perform across the US. Their residency at Chandler will culminate in a one-of-a-kind interactive workshop for kids, and two events, one matinee for local families, school groups and homeschoolers, and an evening general audience performance.
Founded in 2008, Catapult Entertainment has received international acclaim for their live shadow dance performances in over 100 cities. Performing on The Conan O’Brien Show to America’s Got Talent, Catapult Entertainment prides itself on melding cutting edge technology with classic dance technique.
As Howie Mandel put it: "Catapult Entertainment has been CATAPULTED"! Millions of people were amazed by the company and fell in love with their four network television presentations on America's Got Talent. Howard Stern bowed to them and called them a "million dollar act", Heidi Klum still has a crush on them, and Mel B wanted their bodies! Catapult has been touring worldwide ever since. They have performed live for the royal family in Saudi Arabia, wowed audiences in Geneva, Stockholm, Vilnius – Lithuania, Lagos Nigeria, Monte Carlo, Lincoln Center in New York, and Las Vegas, Nevada. No other company has their proprietary technology for creating color shadows, and their dance "Angel Heart" is unlike anything else out there. Many major corporations have hired Catapult to represent their brand and tell their story. Here is a list of just some of them: Bridgestone Tires, Girl Scouts USA, John Deere Tractor, William Raveis Realty, Project Hope, YMCA, Pfizer Pharmaceutical, Eli Lily Pharmaceutical, Abbot Pharmaceutical, National Association of Homebuilders (the biggest convention of its kind in the world), Ultimate Software, UPS and many more. They've been special guests on the television show Italia's Got Talent. Their other Television and film credits include four network appearances on America's Got Talent, several films for the internet, a RAI TV special, and appearances by the company's director, Adam Battelstein, on Good Morning America, The Today Show, The Conan O Brien show, The Oprah Winfrey Show and the 2007 Academy Awards. There is no question that Catapult is a rising star with a bright future and the top company of its kind in the world.
Catapult will be offering a workshop for students on September 23rd from 10:30am - 12:30pm at Chandler Center for the Arts. After the workshop, Catapult will perform a special matinee at 1:00pm. Any school groups looking to attend the workshop and kids show can call the Box Office at 802.728.9878 or email Tickets@Chandler-Arts.org.
Catapult's main performance this September at Chandler Center for the Arts is family-friendly and open to everyone.