Run For Your Life ! . . .

. . . it’s a dance company !











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Please note: This is not the official PuppetLOVE! website.
This is Run For Your Life!’s website.
This page is about a performance that took place on April 1, 2003.
For information about upcomming PuppetLOVE festivals,
please go to the website of Wise Fool Puppet Theater.
For information about upcoming Run For Your Life! shows,
please go to our Upcoming Shows page.

Copyright (C) 1999 by Patrick Tower PhotographyRun For Your Life!’s
diminutive stars
Marianne Humainette and
George “Stumpy” Spelvin
will perform on
PuppetLOVE! 2003
Tuesday, April 1, 8:00 pm
934 Brannan Street
San Francisco


Tickets: Performances $12-20, Workshops $15-$40
Information and Reservations (415) 905-5958
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(Please come to all the other wonderful PuppetLOVE! events)

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 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 the first two weekends of April at the College of Marin.

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 other wonderful PuppetLOVE! events:

PERFORMANCE • SOMARTS Theater • 934 Brannan St

Tuesday, April 1st 8pm
Fool’s Day Cabaret, Cabaret Light: Festival Favorites
Run For Your Life! It’s A Dance Company (SFO), Wise Fool (SFO), Il Teatro Calamari (PDX), Puppets and Pie (SFO), The Monkey Wrench Puppet Lab (SEA), The Teacup Side Show (SEA), Patricia Rose with One Grain of Sand Puppet Theater (LAX)

Wednesday, April 2nd 8pm
Day After Cabaret, Cabaret Dark: Sex Death & Politics
Kris Bluett Woolen (PDX), One Grain of Sand Puppet Theater (LAX), Monkey Wrench Puppet Lab (SEA), Hagen & Simone (SFO), David Morley (SFO), Cherie Panek (PDX), Wise Fool (SFO)

WORKSHOPS • Cellspace • 2050 Bryant Street

Tuesday. April 1st
12-2 Giant Puppet Basics with K.Ruby/Wise Fool
2-4 Shadow Puppetry with Christime Marie/Shadowlight Productions
1-4 Counterbalance and Trick Marionettes with David Morley

Wednesday, April 2nd
12-2 Suitcase Shows with Beth Peterson/One Grain of Sand
2-4 Animate the Inanimate with Tim Giugni/Il Teatro Calamari

SPECIAL EVENT • SOMARTS Theater • 934 Brannan St

Tuesday, April 2nd around 10 pm (after the show)
FREE Puppet video show and artists’ reception Featuring video by: Tina Banda, Wendy Morton, George Higham, Niffer Desmond, Mellissa Ehrenreich, Dragon Dance Theater, Avery Janeczek, and more…

TICKETS: Performances: $12-20 Workshops: $15-40

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