111 – one hundred and eleven

NEWS: The Hay Festival Arequipa – Excerpts from 111 and a conversation with the creative team. We created a new edit of the film with Joel’s music – you can have a watch and listen to the conversation until 21 November Click here to join.

111 is a powerful duet between two exceptional dancers – Joel Brown and Eve Mutso – as they explore their different strengths and vulnerabilities. Joel is a paraplegic dancer, self-trained, who dances with CandoCo – the UK’s leading inclusive dance company and Eve is former principal dancer with Scottish Ballet.

111 is the number of vertebrae that Joel and Eve have between them… hypothetically. Eve “moves like she has a hundred”, Joel’s spin is fused and he jokes he only has 11.

visually striking” ***** The Herald

Shown as part of the Unlimited Festival at Tramway, Glasgow, 111 was a hit with audiences and critics alike. Listed in the Guardian as one of the top 12  shows at 2019’s Edinburgh Fringe, part of Made in Scotland it was a sell out success before touring to the Bounce Festival, Belfast, NI, Tblisi International Festival in Georgia, Dance Live in Aberdeen and IF, Oxford. This year we launched Southbank’s Unlimited’s digital festival with a film of our original Tramway show. Thanks to all who hosted us.

If you would like more information or would like to programme the show please contact us.

Thanks – 111 is commissioned and supported by Unlimited, celebrating the work of disabled artists, with funding from Spirit of 2012, The Work Room, The Place, Made in Scotland, Creative Scotland and Tramway.

Joel’s Tips and Tricks – have you ever wanted to learn new tricks in your wheelchair? If so, check out Joel’s new YouTube series, developed during Lockdown 1.0, thanks to Unlimited!___________________________




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Joel Brown ​(Lead artist) is a paraplegic dancer and singer-songwriter. He has toured extensively throughout the USA and internationally with Brown-Rice Productions and AXIS Dance Company from 2011-2014. He is currently a dancer with Candoco Dance Company since August, 2015.
He has performed work by and collaborated with choreographers such as Trisha Brown, Alexander Whitley, Arlene Phillips, Yvonne Rainer, Marc Brew, Victoria Marks, and Graham Brown.
He has produced two solo music albums and composed for Graham Brown’s A​ppl​e Falling (2013) and You (2015).
He was nominated for an Isadora Duncan Award ​for Outstanding Individual Achievement in Performance in 2013.


Eve Mutso​ (​www.evemutso.com​) is a freelance dancer & choreographer and former Principal Dancer of Scottish Ballet, Scotland’s national dance company.
Her repertory with Scottish Ballet included roles in the works of Ashton, Arias, Balanchine, Bruce, Caniparoli, Darrell, Elo, de Frutos, Forsythe, Hampson, Loosmore, MacMillan, Page, Pastor, Petronio and Pickett. In 2012 she created the leading role of Blanche in Meckler/Lopez Ochoa’s A​ Streetcar Named Desire.

Eve was born in Tallinn, Estonia and graduated from Tallinn Ballet School in 1999, going on to join Estonian National Ballet. She returned to Tallinn in 2011 as Guest Principal to dance the title role in MacMillan’s ​Manon.
In 2014, Eve choreographed ​and performed e​ lEven as part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe programme. This was follow​ed by ​Ink of Innocence in 2015, also part of the Fringe.

In 2016, after leaving Scottish Balle​t, she created ​Unknown, commissioned by Tramway in Glasgow and subsequently also performed at Dance Base in Edinburgh as part of the Fringe.
She also choreographed and danced for a short film ​D​eath As a New Beginning (director Leighton Jones) in 2013 and in 2016 collaborated with Emma Flett for a sho​rt film A​ Dancer’s Journey.

Eve was nominated by the Critics Circle for the 2015 National Dance Award for Outstanding Female Performance (Classical). She has previously been nominated for Best Female Dancer in 2005 and 2013.