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Catapult

You will never look at your own shadow the same way again!

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 and Creative Director), Catapult catapulted to fame on Season 8 of America’s Got Talent, earning their way to the finals of the NBC-TV hit show in 2013.

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 love what appear to be effortless transformations and applaud over and over as more and more unbelievable images appear.

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Shaded Soul

Don’t forget your dancing shoes!

Shaded Soul is a high-energy 8 piece band that was established in 1985 by owner/keyboard player Renee Prescott. The unique vocal stylings and dynamic stage presence of our lead vocalists Adrienne Uchenna, Brian Meyers and Christina Billings captivate audiences and keep the dance floor filled all night long. Shaded Soul has one of the hottest rhythm sections in New England consisting of Peter Plennenger on drums, Tom Perrone on lead guitar, and Robert Turek on bass guitar, laying down a funky groove to artists like Marvin Gaye, The Commodores, Patti LaBelle, and Alicia Keys. Last but not least are the “Funktified” horns of Anthony Masi playing tenor and alto sax throwing down horn lines from Earth Wind & Fire, Average White Band, and James Brown.

Shaded Soul is known all over New England for their stage show and versatility in musical styles ranging from the 40’s big band music to the top 40 of today. Shaded Soul has been the opening band for The Four Tops, Howie Mandel, Three Dog Night, Mario, Alicia Bridges, and Sister Sledge.