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.
Duration: 60 minutes (no intermission)
Age recommendation: 8+
Language: English. On Feb 12, additional live-translation to German Sign Language.
Tickets regular 20 € / with Circus Card 17 €
Special Date: On February 12, the performance will take place with a live translation into German Sign Language by Ute-Sybille Schmitz and Daniel Meixner. The musical sequences of the show will be accompanied by a musical performance by Markus Biersack.
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
Lighting designer: William Ingham
Costume designer: Oliver Garcia
Hero Image: Phil Fisk
Photos: Fabio Affuso
In the Press
Lyn Gardner for Stage Door
This is great work, sophisticated, sexy and yearning
Brutally honest and highly personal
Is there a word for the love an audience can feel towards two circus performers? If not, there ought to be
About the company
(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 handbalancing 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.
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23. February – 30. July 2023
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