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This is not the website of the College of Marin Dance Department.
This page belongs to Run For Your Life!’s a dance company!
It is about a concert which took place in April 2003.
For news of Run For Your Life’s upcoming concerts,
please go to Upcoming Shows.

Run For Your Life!’s
diminutive stars
Marianne Humainette and
George “Stumpy” Spelvin
will perform on
College of Marin’s
From the Source Spring Dance Concert
Fridays and Saturdays
April 4, 5, 11, and 12 at 8:00 pm
College of Marin, Kentfield
(driving directions)

Tickets: $10 student, $15 adult
Box Office (415) 485-9385

Copyright (C) 1999 by Patrick Tower Photography

Copyright (C) 1999 by Patrick Tower Photography Moonlight, sweet perfume on the breeze, the passionate strains of a waltz, and sheer idiocy. Soaring flights (literally) of ecstasy, unparalleled technical virtuosity, and Copyright (C) 1999 by Patrick Tower Photography pratfalls.

“Anybody can dance” is a maxim of the modern dance world.  This ballet proves that any body can dance.
Copyright (C) 1999 by Patrick Tower PhotographyPetite prima ballerina assoluta Marianne Humainette and diminutive danseur noble George “Stumpy” Spelvin interpret Nocturne in A-Flat Major from Les Sillyphides, a homage to the classical romantic ballet, Jean Coralli, Jules Perrot, Chuck Jones, Marius Petipa, Michel Fokine, Tex Avery, Vaslav Copyright (C) 1999 by Patrick Tower Photorgraphy Nijinsky, and Wile E. Coyote.

(Marianne and George also performed April 1 on the PuppetLOVE! 2003 Festival.)

Copyright (C) 1999 by Patrick Tower PhotographyIn their short careers, George “Stumpy” Spelvin and Marianne Humainette 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 Copyright (C) 1999 by Patrick Tower Photography 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!'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.

Driving directions from San Francisco:

North on 101 to the San Anselmo exit.  Stay to the left of the exit ramp.  Merge onto Sir Francis Drake Blvd. Go 1.87 miles. You will go through College Ave intersection (fire station on right).  Drive to the bottom of the hill and get in the left hand turn lane for Laurel Ave. Enter theater parking lot at the end of Laurel Ave to the left

View an MPEG (231 KB) of Marianne Humainette (left, below)
performing on the 2002 PuppetLOVE! Festival Marianne Humainette (left) performing on the 2002 PuppetLOVE! Festival
“Stumpy” photographs Copyright © 1999 by Patrick Tower Photography