Three Dances From The Film "Hair"

World premiere date
Premiere location place
Brooklyn, NY
Dance sections

I. Electric Blues: Tharp with Rawe, Kurshals, Colton, Ferro

II. 3-5-0-0: Wright, Way, Uchida, Kurshals, Colton, Ferro, Whitener, Mayotte, Carrafa, Rudner, Zalkind, Caceres, Morris
Vocalists: Ronnie Dyson, Leata Galloway

III. What A Piece Of A Work Is Man: Rawe, with the Pershing Rifles Company H-8
Vocalists: Daniel Blinkoff, George James


Pershing Rifles Company H-8


Sara Rudner, Twyla Tharp, Christine Uchida, Jennifer Way, Rose Marie Wright, Deborah Zalkind


Richard Caceres, John Carrafa, Richard Colton, Anthony Ferro, Raymond Kurshals, France Mayotte, Mark Morris, Tom Rawe, William Whitener

Other program information

From the orginal program:  "Choreographed by Twyla Tharp for the film version of Hair, these dances are set to three songs from the original score by James Rado, Gerome Ragni, and Galt MacDermot. Hair is a Lester Persky and Michael Butler production; a Miloš Forman film released by United Artists."

One month before Hair opened in movie theaters, Tharp presented three dance excerpts at the Brooklyn Academy of Music. The Pershing Rifles Company H-8 of the Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn joined the dancers live for this special event. The three pieces were performed in the abstract space of the proscenium stage, out of the cinematic and narrative context of the film production.

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    A still from Hair showing the Pershing Rifle company and dancers in "3-5-0-0."  ©United Artists
Full music program

All lyrics written by Gerome Ragni, Jim Rado
All music composed by Galt MacDermot

I: Electric Blues

II: 3-5-0-0
Vocals: Ronnie Dyson, Leata Galloway

III: What A Piece Of A Work Is Man
Vocals: Daniel Blinkhoff, George James

Music details
Music track
Audio sample

Electric Blues
From the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

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