PLAY - a series of guest performances
Season: 25. – 29. November 2020
(The performance contains spoken word material in English) KNOT is the internationally acclaimed circus and dance work by Nikki Rummer and JD Broussé. The performers interweave hand-to-hand circus skills with dance and storytelling in English in order to closely examine their own relationship. Physically exhilarating and touchingly poignant, KNOT is award-winning contemporary circus from London that is by turns daring and endearing.
How can we be honest with ourselves without hurting those we love? In KNOT, Nikki and JD tell the tale of an impossible choice, finely crafting a portrait of love and the struggles of commitment. Created in collaboration with award-winning choreographer Ben Duke of Lost Dog Dance Company, KNOT is a very modern affair told with delicate sensitivity through daring acrobatics and heart wrenching dance.
KNOT is a winner of the Total Theatre & Jacksons Lane Award for Circus 2019 and Herald Angel Award 2019, and runner up for the prestigious Carol Tambor Best of Fringe Award.
“Great work, sophisticated, sexy and yearning.” Lyn Gardner for Stage Door
“KNOT is brutally honest and highly personal” Herald Scotland ★★★★★
“KNOT is a beautiful, touching show, performed with magnificent skill and so much heart.” The 730 Review ★★★★
"Is there a word for the love an audience can feel towards two circus performers? If not, there ought to be." The List ★★★★
Duration: 55 minutes (no intermission)
Age recommendation: 7+
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About Nikki & JD
(hand-to-hand base and co-founder of Nikki & JD)
Jean-Daniel (JD) Broussé studied a BA (Hons) Degree at the National Centre for Circus Arts where he specialised in Icarian Games, Cradle and Hand to Hand. He has over 8 years’ performance experience with companies including Roundhouse Circus Company and Square Peg contemporary circus.
(hand-to-hand flyer and co-founder of Nikki & JD)
Nikki trained for 10 years as an artistic gymnast in Washington State, USA, and has since trained in hand-balancing and hand-to-hand at the National Centre for Circus Arts. In addition, she trained the Afro-Brazilian movement art, Capoeira, for 10 years under Brazilian-led schools Raizes de Rua and Cordao de Ouro.
Performers: Jean-Daniel Broussé, Nikki Rummer
Directors: Jean-Daniel Broussé, Nikki Rummer, Rosamond Martin
Dramaturg: Ben Duke
Choreography Mentor: Ellis Saul
Movement Mentors: Pippa Duke, Martin Corri
Light Design: William Ingham
Costume Design: Oliver Garcia
Music credits: Annobon by Aldo Romano, Louis Sclavis, Henri Texier; original music by Tim Lenkiewicz; Chopin Nocturne in F Minor – Op. 55, No. 1 (variation) by Chad Lawson, Portrait of a Man by Screamin’ Jay Hawkins and Sway by Dean Martin.
Producers: Split Second
KNOT is co-commissioned and supported by Jacksons Lane, Déda, Jerwood Choreographic Research Project II, The National Centre for Circus Arts, Arts Council England and Warwick Arts Centre.