ADA — Shadow dance company Catapult will be in Ada Saturday. Catapult was launched into stardom after appearing on Season 8 of “America’s Got Talent.”
Adam Battelstein, director of Catapult, has enjoyed a career in performance and dancing. Catapult was born from an idea that was presented to Battelstein when he was working at a company collaboratively.
“One day we were given an assignment by a third party … on whether or not we could make something in shadow out of our whole body not just our hands and multiple bodies. And so we said yes, because we always say yes, and then we flounder and panic and collaborate and see what’s possible. It was out of that panicking floundering that we … discovered something, just a little something. And then that little something opened the door a crack and as we kept pushing against that door and learning how one might do this technique, this illusion technique, we started to find all kinds of cool and amazing things that could be done with light and shadow and using foreshortening and creating images that really weren’t there,” said Battelstein.
Guests will be entertained with story ideas straight from Battelstein’s mind.
“It’s a family show, you can bring Grandma, you can bring your little kids and that will be fine,” he said.
One interesting aspect of Catapult performing at the Freed Center is they will be teaching dances to students at Ohio Northern University, and some students will perform with Catapult.
Reach Merri Hanjora at 567-242-0511.