Hair

Hair
World premiere date
Premiere location place
New York, NY
Dancers

Sara Rudner, Rose Marie Wright, Tom Rawe, Jennifer Way, Shelley Washington, Christine Uchida, Raymond Kurshals, Richard Colton, Anthony Ferro

and Treat Williams

with

Pat Benoye, Cameron Burke, Richard Caceres, Tony Constantine, Ron Dunham, Leonard Feiner, Ken Gildin, Kate Glasner, Christian Holder, Chris Komar, Nancy Lefkowith, Joseph Lennon, Robert Levithan, France Mayotte, Hector Mercado, Sharon Miripolsky, Marta Renzi, Donna Ritchie, Ellen Saltonstall, Radha Sukhu, Byron Utley, Earlise Vails, Ronald Weeks, Kimmary Williams, Deborah Zalkind, Johanna Baer, Carolyn Brown, Colleen O'Callaghan, Susan Clark, Jennifer Douglas, Karen Mays, Megan Murphy, Vicki Lynn Powell, Anna Spelman, Lauralee Stapfer, Deborah Wagman, Warren Kliewer

Runtime
02:01:00
Other program information

Written by:  Michael Weller
Cinematographer:  Miroslav Ondříček
Edited by:  Alan Heim and Stanley Warrow
Production Design:  Stuart Wurtzel
Distributed by United Artists

Starring: John Savage, Treat Williams, Beverly D'Angelo, Don Dacus, Annie Golden, Dorsey Wright, Nell Carter, Cheryl Barnes, Richard Bright, Ellen Foley, Charlotte Rae, Laurie Beechman, Nicholas Ray, Michael Jeter

Awards

Cesar Award
Nominated:
   Best Foreign Film

Golden Globe Award
Nominated:
   Best Motion Picture - Musical/Comedy
   New Star of the Year in a Motion Picture: Treat Williams

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.

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    Movie poster
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    Tharp (lifted) and dancers film in Central Park.
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    Company dancers film in Central Park. 
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    Dancers perform "Hare Krishna" on location.
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    Wright flies during filming.
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    Smoke machines used during filming depleted the oxygen on set. Washington takes a break to recover.
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    Tharp performs "Hare Krishna."
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    Tharp with film crew on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. 
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    Dancers perform "Three-Five-Zero-Zero" in front of the Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool. 
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    Williams dances in "I Got Life."
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    Tharp (back center) observes dancers on location.
Full music program

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.

Tracks:

1. Aquarius (Vocals by Ren Woods)
2. Sodomy
3. Donna/Hashish
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
8. Air
9. Party Music
10. My Conviction
11. I Got Life (Vocals by Treat Williams)
12. Frank Mills
13. Hair
14. L.B.J.
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)
22. Three-Five-Zero-Zero
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

Music details
Music track
webmusic-hair.mp3
Audio sample

Aquarius
Vocals by Renn Woods