Interview conducted and excerpted by Laura Diffenderfer
The iconic Twyla Tharp has returned to The Joyce with a program that includes a world premiere set to the work of Bob Dylan, and two gems from the 1970s: RAGGEDY DANCES and THE FUGUE. She sat down with us to discuss why THE FUGUE was different than the works that had come before it; how it relates to her masterwork IN THE UPPER ROOM; and why she revisited the music of Bob Dylan in her new work, DYLAN LOVE SONGS.
LD: So, you're bringing back THE FUGUE, from 1970.
TT: THE FUGUE never goes away.
LD: Have you been performing it?