Hair was Tharp’s first collaboration with director Miloš Forman. Shot almost entirely on location, Tharp used her previous experience with site-specific choreography to create cinematic dance numbers in the large spaces of Central Park and the steps of the Lincoln Memorial.
In a unique arrangement, Forman commissioned Tharp’s company as an entity, rather than choreographer and dancers independently. This agreement gave Tharp an uncommon degree of autonomy in the production that facilitated this very successful collaboration between director and choregrapher.
Company dancers film in Central Park.
Williams dances in "I Got Life."
Tharp (lifted) and dancers film in Central Park.
Tharp performs "Hare Krishna."
Dancers perform "Hare Krishna" on location.
Wright flies during filming.
Smoke machines used during filming depleted the oxygen on set. Washington takes a break to recover.
Tharp with film crew on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial.
Dancers perform "Three-Five-Zero-Zero" in front of the Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool.
Tharp (back center) observes dancers on location.
Original Motion Picture Soundtrack released by RCA Records.
All songs written and composed by Galt MacDermot, Gerome Ragni and James Rado.
Arrangements by Galt MacDermot.
1. Aquarius (Vocals by Ren Woods)
4. Colored Spade
5. Manchester (Vocals by John Savage)
6. Abie Baby/Fourscore (Vocals by Nell Carter)
7. I'm Black/Ain't Got No
9. Party Music
10. My Conviction
11. I Got Life (Vocals by Treat Williams)
12. Frank Mills
15. Electric Blues/Old Fashioned Melody
16. Hare Krishna
17. Where Do I Go?
18. Black Boys
19. White Boys (Vocals by Nell Carter)
20. Walking In Space (My Body)
21. Easy To Be Hard (Vocals by Cheryl Barnes)
23. Good Morning Starshine (Vocals by Beverly D'Angelo)
24. What a Piece of Work Is Man
25. Somebody to Love
26. Don't Put It Down
27. The Flesh Failures/Let The Sunshine In