111 – one hundred and eleven

visually striking” ★★★★★ The Herald

“the show that’s ignited India’s debate on inclusion” – The Guardian

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.

moving duet is something specialriveting, sexy and beautifully crafted‘ ★★★★ THE TIMES  

The power of intimacy burns through this beguiling duetwhat is conceptually simple is visually beguiling” ★★★★ THE LIST  

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. In 2021 we launched Southbank’s Unlimited’s digital festival with a film of our original Tramway show and joined Hay FestivalArequipa, Peru for a Q&A session.

2022 was a good year for 111, presenting the work at Gathered Together Festival in Glasgow and the Liberty Festival, London before touring to India in December: Spaces for Dialogue |  #TakeTheCityKolkata, Pickle Factory, Kolkata;  National Centre for Performing Arts (NCPA), Mumbai; Jyoti Ltd. Vadadora;  Darapana Academy, Ahmedabad
and finishing at India’s largest Arts festival – Serendipity Arts Festival, Goa.

Our 20 minute film also went international, being chosen for British Council’s Disability Arts Showcase of the Americas (DASH). Shown on Trasnocho Cultural‘s website in Venezuela and in Peru.

Eve Mutso rehearsing in Kolkata under a full moon: Photo: George Bushaway

Thanks to all who hosted us.

If you would like more information or would like to programme the film please email susan@ripplearts.co.uk .

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.