Three in one

The leading Norwegian newspaper Aftenposten described the performance as “a beautiful celebration of women”, “beautiful expressive art from beginning to end”, “saturated with meaning”, “abstract but with a clear narrative” and “strong women about strong women”. The performance was supported with grants from the Norwegian arts council and the Norwegian fund for performing artists.

The choreography //Three in One// is Tine Aspaas’ first full- length performance. The choreography spawned out of a fascination with the expressionistic paintings “women in three stages” and “the dance of life” by Edvard Munch.

Aspaas has extensive experience as a performer and utilizes her diverse abilities when creating her choreographies. Drawing on influences from a variety of dance genres, as well as film noir and theatrical concepts, Aspaas is able to let the choreographic narratives be the driving force in her creations.

Through a distinct expression combining fleeting movements and keen attention to detail, with stylistic breaks in an integrative framework, Aspaas explores enthralling themes with


The performance is inspired by women’s journey through life, and is motivated by exploring women’s relationship within and between themselves, and their relationship to the life stages they have left behind, are going through or anticipate.

The choreography is centered on describing and expressing vulnerability and strength, continuation and standstill, destruction and despair, pride and jealousy; the feelings that create who we are with others and who we are with ourselves.


//Three in One// was created to cater for both a traditional stage set-up, and a set-up for open spaces, galleries etc. The main difference is the seating of the audience. If possible the choreography can be performed with a triangular stage and audience at each of the three sides. This creates a dramatic closeness and presence to the performance. The experience is different from each side and creates a tension, a jealousy or curiosity for what other sides experience, an intense parallel to the interplay between the dancers in the performance.

Minimum stage requirements:
Run time: 55 minutes (also adapted to 40 minutes).
3 performers, 1 part performance
Minimum performing area: triangle 10x9x9meters Minimum height 7 meters (on traditional stage)
1 light technician, 1 stage manager, 1 sound technician

The stage and lights are kept expressive and efficient to allow the performance to be played at venues with limited technical possibilities.