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Twyla Tharp Returns to the Music of Bob Dylan


Kaitlyn Gilliland and Matthew Dibble in Twyla Tharp’s “Beethoven Opus 130” at the Joyce in 2016. Ms. Tharp’s latest dance, “Dylan Love Songs,” will have its premiere at the Joyce in September.

Caitlin Ochs for The New York Times

Twyla Tharp, who set Bob Dylan’s music to dance in the 2006 musical “The Times They Are A-Changin’,” will return to the Nobel laureate’s tunes for her latest work, “Dylan Love Songs,” which will have its premiere in September at the Joyce Theater.

Part of a program performed by Twyla Tharp Dance, “Dylan Love Songs” will open the Joyce’s 2017-18 fall and winter season, which the theater announced on Wednesday.

Ms. Tharp is known for using popular music and moving fluidly among the worlds of ballet, Broadway and modern dance. Her latest Joyce program (Sept. 19 through Oct. 8) will be an example: “Dylan Love Songs,” followed by her 1970 “The Fugue,” for three dancers, which is performed without music but takes its form from Bach’s “The Musical Offering.”

Other season highlights include the Trisha Brown Dance Company (Dec. 12-17), performing at the Joyce for the first time since its founder, the postmodern master Ms. Brown, died in March. The MacArthur grant-winning tap dancer Michelle Dorrance will also return to perform a revised — and expanded — version of her 2015 work “Myelination” (Dec. 19-31).

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