Carnegie Hall presents Catapult Dance Company, finalist on Season 8 of America’s Got Talent, on Wednesday, Apr. 13, at 7 p.m. in the Hamilton Auditorium. The all-ages special event is part of Carnegie Hall’s Spotlight on Schools program in partnership with the Greenbrier County Board of Education.
As Howie Mandel put it: “Catapult Entertainment has been CATAPULTED”! Millions of people were amazed by the company and fell in love with its four network television presentations on the number 1 hit show 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 our bodies! Offers to perform overwhelmed them like a tidal wave.
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 of course Las Vegas, Nevada. In addition, Catapult has grown a devoted audience in Germany which has commissioned extensive touring for the fourth year in a row. Each year our touring has grown until now they are doing four months and over 88 shows all over the country. Plans are underway already for tours of Italy, Spain, France, and England.
Catapult has provided shadow choreography for an original musical bound for Broadway next season and continues to create new work and to innovate within the genre. No other company has the 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.
Catapult was recently a special guest on the television show, Italia’s Got Talent and their other Television and film credits include four network appearances on America’s Got Talent, several films for internet 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 premiere company of its kind in the world.
Tickets are $20/adults and $10/students and may be purchased by visiting www.carnegiehallwv.org, calling the Carnegie Hall Box Office at 304-645-7917, or stopping by at 611 Church Street, Lewisburg. Carnegie Hall Box Office is open Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.
Carnegie Hall’s Spotlight on Schools program gives students unique opportunities to see, feel, hear and experience the performing arts. The series presented by Greenbrier County Schools, in partnership with Carnegie Hall, presents culturally diverse music, dance, and theater performances which are held at Carnegie Hall or in the school auditoriums.