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+
- 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 Minor – Op. 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.