After a successful run at this year’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe, dancers Joel Brown and Eve Mutso are delighted to be invited to be part of IF Oxford, Science and Ideas Festival, inspiring conversations across Oxford.

111 (one hundred and eleven) is a powerful duet between these two exceptional dancers 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 Joel and Eve have between them…hypothetically. Eve moves like she has a hundred, Joel’s spine is fused and he jokes he only has 11.

“The power of intimacy burns through this beguiling duet from Eve Mutso and Joel Brown” ★★★★ THE LIST

”…poignant, moving and forward-facing choreography.” FJORD REVIEW

Joel Brown and Eve Mutso first met in 2015 in Scotland, when Scottish Ballet, Indepen-dance and Marc Brew Company were exploring creating a new work. From the first time they danced together, there was an instant rapport. 111 is the result.

“…visually striking… their arms combining in a hybrid semaphoring of graceful resourcefulness.” ★★★★ THE HERALD

“moving duet is something special” ★★★★ THE TIMES

Performance:  Tuesday 22 October 7pm

Venue:  Old Fire Station, 40 George Street, Oxford, OX1 2AQ

Tickets:  £10 – £14 Book online here or call the Box Office on 01865 263990

Duration:  2 hours approx.

The performance will begin with a set from Parasol Dance Group, and be followed by a open discussion with the performers, a medical researcher and inclusive youth project workers.

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111 was commissioned and supported by Unlimited, celebrating the work of disabled artists, with funding and support from Spirit of 2012, Made in Scotland, Creative Scotland, The Place, The Work Room, Tramway, Candoco Dance Company, Wayne McGregor, Scottish Ballet, Aerial Edge, Ripple Arts, Journey Pictures and Check-It Scaffold.


Joel Brown is a dancer and singer/songwriter from the United States. He danced with AXIS Dance Company in Oakland, California, from 2012-2014. Joel grew up learning dance and gymnastics from his dancer-mother and gymnast-father. He has produced two solo music albums, From the Dance Studio and In Retrospect as well as created music for his dancer/choreographer-brother, Graham Brown’s dance-theatre pieces Apple Falling and You. Joel has performed work and collaborated with choreographers such as Yvonne Rainer, Marc Brew, Alex Ketley, Victoria Marks, Amy Seiwert, Sonja Delwaide, Sonsherèe Giles, Sebastian Grubb and Graham Brown. He has toured extensively throughout the United States and internationally in Russia, the United Kingdom and Sweden. Joel performed as a guest artist with AXIS on FOX’s So You Think You Can Dance in 2012. He was nominated for an Isadora Duncan Award for Outstanding Individual Achievement in Performance for AXIS’s 2013 home season performance. Since joining Candoco, Joel has performed the work of many incredible choreographers including Arlene Phillips’ duet You and I Know with Laura Patay. Recently, Joel was a guest performer on BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing.

Eve Mutso is a freelance dancer and choreographer and former Principal Dancer of Scottish Ballet. 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. Her repertory with Scottish Ballet included roles in the works of Ashton, Arias, Balanchine, Bruce, Caniparoli, Darrell, Elo, de Frutos, Forsyth, Hampson, Loosmore, MacMillan, Van Manen, Page, Pastor, Petronio, Brew and Pickett. In 2012, she created the leading role of Blanche in Meckler/Lopez Ochoa’s A Streetcar Named Desire. In 2015, she was nominated by the Critics Circle National Dance Award for Outstanding Female Performance (Classical). Her first choreographic work was elEven, performed as part of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2014. Her interests have led to various collaborations with film-makers, composers and photographers and in 2018 she danced with Scottish Opera in its production of Eugene Onegin. Her interest in aerial arts resulted in the creation of her aerial solo loop, commissioned by the Fruitmarket Gallery in 2018. Eve was commissioned by the Estonian National Ballet to create Echo in 2018. Recently, she worked with Lothian Youth Dance Company to create a new work FLOCK. Eve teaches the foundation course at Aerial Edge, Glasgow’s circus school.