Knot

14 Jan 2022 - 16 Jan 2022

London International Mime Festival

Nikki Rummer and JD Broussé

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JD Broussé crouches while Nikki Rummer leaps over his back, legs extended
Nikki Rummer and JD Broussé gaze at each other, while crouching on the stage and holding one another
JD Broussé carries Nikki Rummer on his back
Nikki Rummer stands on tiptoe as she leans into JD Broussé who is holding a microphone and pulling away from her
Nikki Rummer is in mid air, her legs pointed straight beneath her, while JD Broussé stands, his arms encircled around her legs, ready to catch her
Nikki Rummer is upside down, held aloft by JD Broussé who is holding only her hands while Nikki extends her legs at right angles to her body
Nikki Rummer is in the air, her feet inches away from JD Broussé's hands as if she has just jumped from them
JD Broussé stands half turned away from the camera, his arms raised ready to catch Nikki Rummer who is in the air above him, her hands reaching out to him

Physically exhilarating, touching and poignant, this internationally acclaimed circus-dance work highlights the knots we tie ourselves in. It uses superb hand-to-hand circus skills to tell the tale of an impossible choice and gives real insight into the performers’ feelings for each other.

“Great work, sophisticated, sexy and yearning” Lyn Gardner (Stage Door)

How can we be honest with ourselves without hurting those we love? Knot is a finely crafted journey through the struggles of commitment, with a surprising sting in its tail.

“Is there a word for the love an audience can feel towards two circus performers? If not, there ought to be” The List

Created in collaboration with choreographer Ben Duke, Knot is a very modern affair told with delicate sensitivity through breath-taking acrobatics and heart-wrenching dance.

“Brutally honest and highly personal” Herald (Scotland)

Knot was first seen as a short work as part of The Place’s Resolution season, subsequently winning a Herald Angel and the Total Theatre & Jacksons Lane Award for Circus at the Edinburgh Fringe.

LIMF 2022 features work by Nikki, JD and Ben Duke elsewhere in the programme.

Part of London International Mime Festival. Click here to see the full programme at Jacksons Lane

BSL interpreted performance: Sat 15 Jan
After-show discussion: Sat 15 Jan (BSL interpreted)

Suitable for ages 12+

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Credits
  • Performer: Jean-Daniel Broussé
  • Performer: Nikki Rummer
  • Director: Jean-Daniel Broussé
  • Director: Nikki Rummer
  • Director: Rosamond Martin
  • Dramaturg: Ben Duke
  • Choreography Mentor: Ellis Saul
  • Movement Mentor: Pippa Duke
  • Movement Mentor: Martin Corri
  • Lighting Designer : William Ingham
  • Costume Designer: Oliver Garcia
  • Original Music: : Tim Lenkiewicz
  • Producer: : Split Second

Other music: Aldo Romano, Louis Sclavis & Henri Texier Annobon
Chopin Nocturne in F MinorOp. 55, No. 1 (Variation) by Chad Lawson
Jay Hawkins Portrait of a Man by Screamin’

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.

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Fri 14 Jan 2022
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7:30 PM
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£18.00
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Sat 15 Jan 2022
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5:00 PM
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£18.00
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Sun 16 Jan 2022
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3:00 PM
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£18.00
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