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NOTE:  This page was for the 2002 PuppetLOVE! Festival.
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Run For Your Life!’s
diminutive danseur noble
George “Stumpy” Spelvin
will perform on
PuppetLOVE! 2002
Saturday, April 27
12:00 noon and 8:00 pm
2050 Bryant Street
between 18th and 19th Streets
San Francisco

Copyright (C) 1999 by Patrick Tower Photography

Tickets $10-$15
Information and Reservations (415) 905-5958
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Copyright (C) 1999 by Patrick Tower PhotographyMoonlight, 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 PhotographyDiminutive danseur noble George “Stumpy” Spelvin interprets 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 Copyright (C) 1999 by Patrick Tower Photorgraphy Nijinsky, and Wile E. Coyote.

Later this summer, George and his partner, petite prima ballerina assoluta étoile Marianne Humainette, will perform a duet on Summerfest 2002, July 18-19. More details later.

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.

Please come to all the events on PuppetLOVE! 2002
See for more details

Wise Fool Puppet Theater presents
PuppetLOVE! 2002
Festival of Radical Puppetry

Gallery Exhibition
Opens Thursday, April 23.  Continues through the weekend

for lists of performers

“Puppets, Politics, and Bugs”
Thu, Apr 25, 8pm
“Puppets & Music, Music & Puppets” Fri, Apr 26, 8 pm
“Rude, Lewd, and Crude - Adults only” Fri, Apr 26, 11pm
“Radical Puppetry for Kids of All Ages”
Sat, Apr 27, 12 noon
(includes Run For Your Life!)
“PuppetLOVE! Cabaret”, Sat, Apr 27, 8 pm
(includes Run For Your Life!)

Special Events
Various workshops on Friday and Saturday
Family & Kids Mini-Fest Sat, Apr 27, 10am-1:30pm
Community Night Sun, Apr 28, 5:30-11pm
Includes vegetarian meal, Puppet Slam, lots of other good stuff!
See for details of everything

All Photographs Copyright © 1999 by Patrick Tower Photography