Eve Mutso



Date: Saturday May 27, 8:00 PM | Sunday May 28, 2:00 PM
Location: Cowell Theater
Duration: 60 minutes (Shared bill with Alyce Finwall Dance Theater and Levy Dance)

Ticket Information

General Admission: $25
Children under 18: $12.50
Discounts: Full time students with ID and Seniors, $4 off cover price 
Limited early bird tickets available until March 31 from $12.50

Festival Pass

If you miss our early bird offerings, take advantage of our Festival Pass and see five shows for $70.00


Choreography: Eve Mutso
Lighting & Set Design: Matt Strachan {Scottish Ballet)
Sound Design: Merlin Bonning
Photography: Paul Muir, Maria Falconer

Artist Information

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Work Sample


It is said that creativity requires the courage to let go of certainties. We sometimes see life itself as a performance full of uncertainties. We breathe life into different roles and we need to do that - otherwise they will die and something in ourselves dies as well. These roles we play create conflicts, which we often fear. But taking risks and accepting the possibility of failure is an inescapable part of the performances of our lives. The experiences that result make us what we are.


Eve Mutso, born in Tallinn, Estonia, is a freelance dancer & choreographer and former Principal Dancer of Scottish Ballet, Scotland’s national dance company, where she danced from 2003 to 2016. Eve has choreographed and performed as part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe programme in the past three years, presenting elEven in 2014, Ink of Innocence (featuring dancers from Scottish Ballet) in 2015 and Unknown in 2016. She has also choreographed and danced in a short balletic film Death as a New Beginning (Composer and Director Leighton Jones) in 2013. She was nominated in the United Kingdom for the Critics Circle National Dance Awards in 2015, 2013 and 2005.

Eve is presenting Unknown at SFIAF following her tour with Scottish Ballet in Los Angeles and Berkeley as Blanche in Meckler/Lopez Ochoa’s award-winning A Streetcar Named Desire

Matt Strachan has more than 20 years of specialist experience working in stage lighting, both nationally and internationally. Over the course of his career with Scottish Ballet, Matt has worked closely with world-renowned designers in realising their vision for sets, props and special effects. 

Merlin Bonning is a freelance Location Sound Recordist working in film and television. Unknown is his third collaboration as Sound Designer with Mutso. He composes using analogue synthesis, contact/close microphone techniques and field recordings. 
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