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NOTE:  This is not an official Summerfest page.
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Run For Your Life!’s a dance company!
and is for a performance which took place in 2002

Run For Your Life!’s
Marianne Humainette
and George “Stumpy” Spelvin
 will perform on
Summerfest 2002
West Wave Dance Festival
Program 3
Thu-Fri, July 18-19, 8:00 pm
Cowell Theater, Fort Mason
San Francisco

Copyright (C) 1999 by Patrick Tower Photography

Tickets $20 General Admission, $18 Students/Seniors
($15/perf Dance Passes available -- must buy 3 or more tickets)
Information (415) 381-2195
Box Office (415) 345-7575
Complete Summerfest schedule at

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, rejection, suicide, and pratfalls.

Copyright (C) 1999 by Patrick Tower Photography“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 and his partner, petite prima ballerina assoluta étoile Marianne Humainette 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 Nijinsky, and Wile E. Coyote.

Copyright (C) 1999 by Patrick Tower PhotorgraphyIn 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 Copyright (C) 1999 by Patrick Tower Photographyproduction of the Kurt Weill / Ira Gershwin musical Lady in the Dark.  George premiered the Valse in C# Minor from Les Sillyphides, which Marianne later performed at PuppetLOVE! Festival 2002.  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.

Dudley Brooks teaches Physical Comedy for Dancers
Monday, July 22, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

On Summerfest Program 3 you will also enjoy these fine artists
Liss Fain Dance, Joanna Haigood, Carol Kueffer
Sara Shelton Mann, Maxine Moerman Dancetheatre,
and Mercy Sidbury

Please come to all six
Summerfest 2002 West Wave Dance Festival performances
July 11 - 28, two different shows each week

Summerfest/dance is funded in part by San Francisco Hotel Tax Fund/Grants for the Arts and the Voluntary Arts Contribution Fund, California Arts Council, Zellerbach Family Fund, Fleishhacker Foundation, San Francisco Arts Commission, Fort Mason Foundation, and CATALYST Group