Five // Rashaad Newsome

“I’m trying to take this part of history back,” explains artist Rashaad Newsome of his electric performance art piece “Hair Affair & Five.” Performed at the Miami Art Museum during Art Basel, the dance “mash-up” was created with local musicians, renowned opera singers and NYC-based vogue dancers. Newsome gave us an unforgettable look inside the process while also explaining the foundations of the art form, realized in a power-punch of color and movement while also holding close the five fundamentals of “hands, catwalk, floor performance, dips and duckwalking.” As for “hair affair?” Well, you’ll just have to hear the artist tell it.