Three Dances Productions and Invited Appearances

Averaging almost two full productions per year plus numerous other appearances, Three Dances has been one of the most active dance companies in Minneapolis.  See also the company’s résumé.

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Three Dances productions, invited appearances, and choreography.

Old and Nasty: Three Dances Celebrates Seven Years

Three Dances were joined by their friends in an evening of undressing: with Master of Ceremonies John Munger (from tails to boxers), poet Lightsey Darst (in Saira Huff fashion), Professor George W. Bruce (sporting ass grass), Mad King Thomas (stripping on command), and poet/dancer/model Haley Lasché (showing some cheek). Three Dances started in wedgie-licious leotards, moved into sweatpants and ended up in body bronzer and not much else. Even the audience got in to the act!

Old and Nasty

Co-sponsored by Patrick’s Cabaret

  • February 28, 2008
  • Patrick’s Cabaret, Minneapolis, MN


As the youngest member, Brinsley Davis showed her dance “Form,” choreographed to poems by Jean Larson, in this Rabbit Show for “Choreographers Under 30.”

  • Bryant-Lake Bowl, Minneapolis, MN
  • November 14, 2007

Music for Three Hurdy-Gurdies

IMG_2902This collaborative performance with composer Steven Jobe was part of the prestigious FirstWorks Prov Festival.  The concert featured the world premiers of “Ballet Box: Compartment Four,” “Dances for Three Hurdy-Gurdies” and the string trio “Sam Hill”.

  • Beneficent Church, Providence RI
  • October 5 and 6, 2007

Embedded With Mangoes In The Garden Of Dueling Delights

Three Dances performed two new dances inspired by visual art and writings as part of this Talking Image Connection performance. The evening also included poetry and prose readings that responded to the gallery exhibit This Mango is Now an iPod.

What Happens Here Stays Here

Three Dances made a dance inspired by “What Happens Here Stays Here” by Nicole Gordon.

Gustavus Adolphus Spring Dance Concert

Suzanne Wiltgen was the Featured Guest Artist in this annual concert.  Brinsley Davis, Haley Lasche, and Denise Gagner performed “Ting.”

Bare Feet & Bugles

In a new twist, Three Dances presents a family-friendly matinée. Join us for birthday cake, champagne punch, and lots of art. Featuring story time with Dr. Von Foofen, jazz by My Pet Rat, poetry by Haley Lasché, squirrel photos by Scott Pakudaitis, and dances by Suzanne Wiltgen and students and, of course, Three Dances.


Co-sponsored by Patrick’s Cabaret

Open Rehearsal with Big Hurdy-Gurdies

Three Dances traveled to Providence, Rhode Island to rehearse with their musical partner, Steven Jobe. We created a new piece featuring a 10-foot hurdy-gurdy on wheels, which will premiere October 2007 in Rhode Island.

  • Carriage House Theatre
  • December 8–10, 2006

Hoity Hexy Toity

In this groundbreaking collaboration of poets, musicians, bartenders, and Three Dances, the Hexagon Bar opened its doors to high art to celebrate the autumnal equinox. Featuring music from Katie Gearty, David Beckey of the Autumn Leaves, the Beatifics, and the Red Flags, readings by Haley Lasché, Lightsey Darst, Jen March, Alison Morse, Meg Masterson, Michelle Jansens Keller, and Jean Larson.

  • Hexagon Bar, Minneapolis, MN
  • Thursday, September 21st, 2006, at 9:00 pm

Check out a description on John Munger’s blog.

Five Years and All We Get is Wood?!

We celebrated our fifth company birthday with the traditional birthday show.

    Eclectic Cabaret

    Three Dances performs alongside Anne Gadwa, Jimmy Lee Williams, Laura Littleford, Lois Laitinen, and Loren Niemi.

  • Patrick’s Cabaret, Minneapolis, MN
  • December 16 and 17, 2005
  • Patrick’s asks that you refrain from wearing scented products at this event.