This work was commissioned by The Joyce Theater, New York, with funds from the Estate of John L. Klebanoff, and The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Washington D.C. (lead commissioners); Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University (made possible by Phillip and Marsha Dowd) & Ravinia Festival Association, Chicago; TITAS Presents in association with AT&T Performing Arts Center, Dallas; and The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, Beverly Hills. This work was also made possible by the New England Foundation for the Arts National Dance Project, with lead funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, with additional support from the National Endowment for the Arts.
John Selya, Rika Okamoto, Matthew Dibble, Ron Todorowski, Daniel Baker, Amy Ruggiero, Ramona Kelley, Nicholas Coppula, Eva Trapp, Savannah Lowery, Reed Tankersley, Kaitlyn Gilliland, Eric Otto (Understudy)
"Simply put, PRELUDES AND FUGUES is the world as it ought to be, YOWZIE as it is. The FANFARES celebrate both."
-Twyla Tharp, 2015
Music: American Jazz, recorded by Henry Butler/Steven Bernstein and The Hot 9
I. "Buddy Bolden's Blues" by Jelly Roll Morton
II. "Wolverine Blues" by Jelly Roll Morton
III. "Gimme a Pigfoot" by Wesley Wilson
IV. "Viper's Drag" by Thomas "Fats" Waller
V. "Booker Time" by Henry Butler
VI. "King Porter" by Jelly Roll Morton
VII. "Henry's Boogie" by Henry Butler