Educational Label Tosses Out Juggling Title1 Apr, 2002 By: Hive News
Juggle! The Passing Zone Method, the new how-to video written and produced award-winning comedy juggling team by The Passing Zone, hits stores nationwide today.
The Passing Zone (Jon Wee and Owen Morse) holds a record 18 gold medals from the International Juggling Association and five Guinness records. Ranked among America's most sought-after corporate keynote speakers, the team is best known for its hilarious Chainsaw Ballet – a graceful but somewhat terrifying extravaganza with three running chainsaws juggled to the strains of The Blue Danube waltz. With its innovative People-Juggling, the duo actually juggles three members of the audience, rigged up in astronaut suits suspended by cables over the stage.
"We were immediately sold on The Passing Zone's unique combination of phenomenal skill and top-grade comedy," said Kevin Orlin Johnson, Ph.D., president of Juggle! label Pangaeus Companies." Their blend of easy humor and solid instruction is exactly what Pangaeus is all about. We're delighted to bring their first video to the juggling-starved people of America."
Juggle! The Passing Zone Method marks the team's first foray into video instruction, making their humorous and effective instruction available to savvy shoppers everywhere.
"It's a perfect way to instruct people to do something most think they'll never be able to do," said Morse. "And it's fun. That's an important aspect of this video. The fun always makes it easier to learn."
Segments of Juggle! range from a mock documentary talking heads introduction through clear, beginner-friendly instruction on all of the basics: one-ball, multiple-ball and specialty juggling, with teasers about more advanced studies, like torch juggling. Highlights from the team's internationally famed performances show further possibilities, and the closing titles accompany hilarious production outtakes showing that even the champions drop things once in a while.
Since teaming as The Passing Zone in 1988, Morse and Wee have racked up appearances worldwide, including NBA halftime shows, the Miss America Pageant, gigs on both the Today show and the Tonight show and a command performance for Prince Charles in London. The team also appears frequently in live reviews and theater venues in what the Los Angeles Times described as a ``classy, edgy, jaw-dropping and hilarious'' act that ``lights up the stage with remarkably complex club-juggling and genuinely comic banter that upstages everyone.''
To preview Juggle! The Passing Zone Method (ISBN 0-9653660-9-X, 35 min., SRP $19.95), visit passingzone.com.