Juggle Fest! 2018 in Memory of Noah Langholz was a great success and a lot of fun! (For a juggling festival, that’s redundant, isn’t it?) The event was sponsored by the South Pasadena Juggling Club as a benefit for the Fund and took place at the Pasadena Jewish Temple and Center on Sunday, June 24.
By day, the event drew more than 50 participants of all ages from the Los Angeles area, as well as Orange County, Ventura, and Santa Barbara for open juggling and workshops.They spent hours not only throwing balls and clubs in the air in complicated patterns, but also rings, diablos, hoops, boxes, sticks, poi. They also had fun with unicycles, tight rope, partner acrobatics, and a table full of puzzles and brain-teasers, while perfecting the art of balancing machetes on their chins. The Facebook event page has more photos, check it out!
In the evening, an audience of 80 enjoyed the public show, MCed by the Cohen
brothers, twins known for their acts on Seinfeldand elsewhere. Amateurs and professionals performed with a variety of props, including a third leg and a
stuffed puppy. East-side Acra-Yoga combined juggling with acro-yoga and partner acrobatics, while Jack Kalvin got an audience volunteer spinning giant balls on their fingers and heads.
The evening opened with a speech and slide show by Bryan highlighting Noah’s love of juggling when he was a young teen. Many in the audience had taught Noah tricks or enjoyed passing patterns with him at festivals over the years. You can see the slide show with short video clips here. It was both gratifying and incredibly sad for us to share memories of Noah’s juggling days with the public a few days before what would have been his 27thbirthday.
The event raised over $1000 for the Fund and we are grateful to the South Pasadena Juggling Club, the Pasadena Jewish Temple and Center, and to all those volunteered, performed and donated. Many thanks!