Milling About Dance visits the production of Monte/Molissa/Margo/Muller – LIVE! At New York Live Arts through June 18. Host Robin Milling chats with choreographer Margo Sappington about her piece Entwined featuring dancers Lillian DiPiazza, Marjorie Feiring, Chyrstyn Mariah Fentroy, Silken Kelly and Marlon Taylor-Wiles, who expertly and sensuously weave in and out of each other's bodies to the serene music of Erik Satie's solo piano compositions, the Gnossiennes.
Margo tells Robin about her ballet beginnings at 17 with the Joffrey Ballet; how Robert Joffrey noticed her when she was just 14 and waited until she finished high school in Houston, thus starting her professional dancing career. She recalls, 'I levitated and floated out of his office!' She danced there for two years before a fated audition for Bob Fosse landed her Broadway debut in Sweet Charity.
Choreography is an aptitude that Margo had back in high school; her first piece was to poetry. Over the years she's created ballets with some very interesting musical collaborators. She tells Robin wonderful behind-the-scenes stories working with William Shatner on his CD Has Been and Billboards set to the music of Prince.
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