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.
Diminutive 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
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.
In 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
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.