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The Berrie Center at Ramapo College of New Jersey Presents America’s Got Talent Finalist Catapult

(PDF) (DOC) (JPG)April 20, 2023

MAHWAH, NJ- “America’s Got Talent” Season 8 finalist Catapult brings its “Magic Shadows” show to the Berrie Center on Sunday, April 30. There will be two opportunities at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. to catch this amazing show full of music, dance and shadowy fun for the whole family!

On the surface, Catapult is a shadow dance company, but it also is a theatrical art form that is an amazingly imaginative combination of dance, story-telling, and sculpture. Founded in 2009 by choreographer Adam Battlestein, who has been creative director and master teaching artist for Pilobolus Dance Theatre for 19 years, Catapult rose to fame in the finals on Season 8 of “America’s Got Talent.”

“Magic Shadows” features eight fully-realized stories told through music and shadows and six short shadow dance videos which play between the live dances that are full of humor and emotion. The show is packed with hundreds of shape transformations from a helicopter to a full-size elephant and many more. The dancers move behind a screen to create seemingly impossible dancing shadow silhouettes of shapes from the world around us that will leave the whole family happy and in awe.

As a community resource, the Berrie Center hosts a range of performances year-round including compelling student theater productions and musical performances as well as countless talented professional musicians, theater groups, and performance artists. The Center is generously supported by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts. Events are open to the public with discounts for children 17 and under, and feature easy access and free parking. For exact event information and to purchase tickets, please visit


About Ramapo College

Ramapo College of New Jersey is the state’s premier public liberal arts college and is committed to academic excellence through interdisciplinary and experiential learning, and international and intercultural understanding. The comprehensive college is situated among the beautiful Ramapo Mountains, is within commuting distance to New York City, was named one of the 50 Most Beautiful College Campuses in America by CondeNast Traveler, and boasts the best on-campus housing in New Jersey per Established in 1969, Ramapo College offers bachelor’s degrees in the arts, business, data science, humanities, social sciences and the sciences, as well as in professional studies, which include business, education, nursing and social work. In addition, the College offers courses leading to teacher certification at the elementary and secondary levels, and offers graduate programs leading to master’s degrees in Accounting, Applied Mathematics, Business Administration, Contemporary Instructional Design, Computer Science, Creative Music Technology, Data Science, Educational Leadership, Nursing, Social Work and Special Education, as well as a Doctor of Nursing Practice.


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