Note: This page was for a concert that happened on October 11, 2003.
Please visit Run For Your Life!’s home page.
You can also read about the Nikolais Legacy Forum, mentioned below, at the Bearnstow Journal. Click on “Legacy Forum” on that website’s top menu.
On the Legacy Forum page, scroll to the bottom and click on “See snapshots of the Nikolais Legacy Forum” for more photos, including one of
RFYL!’s Artistic Director Dudley Brooks rehearsing the dance described below.
Moonlight, sweet perfume on the breeze, the
passionate strains of a waltz, and sheer idiocy. Soaring flights (literally) of ecstasy, unparalleled technical virtuosity, and
“Anybody can dance” is a maxim of the modern dance world. This ballet proves that any body can dance.
Petite prima ballerina assoluta
Marianne Humainette interprets the Valse in C# Minor from Les
Sillyphides, a homage to the classical romantic ballet, Jean Coralli, Jules Perrot,
Chuck Jones, Marius Petipa, Michel Fokine, Tex Avery, Vaslav
Nijinsky, and Wile E. Coyote.
(Marianne and George also performed April 1 on the PuppetLOVE! 2003 Festival.)
In their short careers, Marianne Humainette and her partner, diminutive danseur noble George “Stumpy” Spelvin and have triumphed in many roles befitting their stature. Marianne was guest artist in Dance of the Tumblers for City Summer Opera's 1999
production of the Kurt Weill / Ira Gershwin musical Lady in the Dark. George premiered the Valse in C# Minor from Les Sillyphides. George achieved one
step for a small man, one grand jeté for
mankind, in 2001: A Space Oddity, at
the Dance-Along Nutcracker in 2000. As well as being regular cast members of Run For Your Life!...it's a dance company!, they have been guest artists with
Peninsula Ballet Theater. Maybe one day they will choreograph and perform Mozart's Les Petits Riens.