Fighting Gravity (performance artists)

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Fighting Gravity
Formation May 2010
Type Theatre group
Purpose Avant-garde, performance art
Membership
13
Website Official website

Fighting Gravity is a performance art troupe originally from Blacksburg, Virginia, who utilize black light and illusions to mesmerize crowds.

The group was among the finalists on the fifth season of America's Got Talent.[1] On September 15, 2010, it was revealed that they placed third in the competition.

Performances[edit]

Fighting Gravity first broke out onto the national scene during season 5 of NBC’s hit TV show America's Got Talent where they placed 3rd out of nearly 100,000 acts. After their success on America's Got Talent, Fighting Gravity continued to perform on their first nationwide tour hitting twenty-four cities across the United States. Following the tour, they agreed to perform for Chabad's Children of Chernobyl Children at Heart Gala Dinner and Celebrity Fantasy Auction on November 22, 2010. On New Years Day 2011, just after midnight, Fighting Gravity appeared live on television with Far East Movement and Dev in Times Square, New York during Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest. Fighting Gravity also performed on the sixth season of America's Got Talent on July 27, 2011 during the results show as a guest performance.

Since then, Fighting Gravity has been performing all over the world for clientele such as Mercedes Benz, Audi, Quicken Loans, and Autotrader.com. They have also been back on TV for shows like "Germany's Got Talent" in Austria, "Red or Black?" in London, and the "American Music Awards" with Will.I.Am from the Black Eyed Peas and Jennifer Lopez. Their most recent television appearance was on the season premiere of Brain Games (National Geographic) in January 2014.

Fighting Gravity has performed in six countries since they left AGT, including Canada, Russia, China, Austria, the UAE, and Great Britain.

Full-Length Stage Show[edit]

Fighting Gravity is currently in production for their full length stage show that is supposed to premiere Fall of 2014 in New York City.

Personal lives[edit]

The members of Fighting Gravity began performing together while members of the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity at Virginia Tech. They initially took a semester off of school to perform in America's Got Talent until the season was over. Some of the members are still enrolled at Virginia Tech, while others have already graduated.

Members[edit]

  • Andy Farrell
  • Gregg Curtin
  • Travis Dalrymple
  • Wes Schoeb
  • Brett Sposa
  • Brian Lusher
  • Caleb Sharp
  • Jordan Powers
  • Phil Deverna
  • Rob Grimm
  • Shawn McDonough


Music used during their television performances[edit]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Exton, Emily (8 September 2010). "'America's Got Talent' Top 10: Prince Poppycock is a Yankee Doodle Dandy". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 9 September 2010.