A chance encounter between two acrobats: a frustrated lover and a jilted dreamer. This is the story of two hearts making sense of imperfection.
“What I said….it was the truth…it just wasn’t the whole truth…”
Two acrobats meet. They fall in love, settle down, dream of the future. But beneath the surface, there is a truth that threatens to erode their fragile world.
Heart-breaking and funny, Knot descends into an absurd competition over not-so-hidden secrets and lies. This is the story of a very modern affair, exposed through powerful acrobatics and movement.
Nikki & JD’s bold new show follows on from their appearance in the critically acclaimed Kin by Barely Methodical Troupe. Knot has been created in collaboration with rising-star choreographer, Ben Duke of Lost Dog Dance company.
“The circus skills on display are jaw-droppingly impressive”
“...their dexterity and artful mastery provoke involuntary gasps of disbelief in the audience.”
“Their timing and physical connection is flawless.”
Duration: 1 hour approx. (no interval)
Knot was developed in collaboration with rising star Ben Duke of Lost Dog Dance and with support from the Jerwood Choreographic Research Project. It first premiered at The Place, London, as part of the 2016 Resolution festival and has benefited from residencies and financial support from Déda, No Fit State, Jacksons Lane, Warwick Arts Centre and DanceEast.