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.
A still from Hair showing the Pershing Rifle company and dancers in "3-5-0-0." ©United Artists
All lyrics written by Gerome Ragni, Jim Rado
All music composed by Galt MacDermot
I: Electric Blues
Vocals: Ronnie Dyson, Leata Galloway
III: What A Piece Of A Work Is Man
Vocals: Daniel Blinkhoff, George James