Nikki & JD INT


Finely crafted theatrical journey through the struggles of commitment.

Physically exhilarating and touchingly poignant, Knot is the internationally acclaimed circus and dance work by Nikki Rummer and JD Broussé. These talented performers use hand-to-hand circus skills to tell the tale of an impossible choice:  How can we be honest with ourselves without hurting those we love? Knot is a finely crafted theatrical journey through 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 breath-taking acrobatics and heart wrenching dance.

“Brutally honest and highly personal.” ★★★★★

Herald Scotland 

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


 “This is great work, sophisticated, sexy and yearning.”

Lyn Gardner, Stagedoor
55 min.
Suitable from
6 years

Dates & Tickets

Now not showing. Current shows

Creators & cast

  • Cast 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
  • 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.
  • 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.