Nikki & JD
“What I said…it was the truth…it just wasn’t the whole truth…”
Two acrobats meet. They fall in love and dream of the future. But beneath the surface, there lies a truth that threatens to undermine their bond.
Heart-breaking yet humorous, Knot is the story of a very modern affair told sensitively through breathtaking acrobatics and dance.
Nikki & JD’s new show follows on from their appearance in the critically acclaimed Kin by Barely Methodical Troupe. Knot has been created in collaboration with award-winning choreographer, Ben Duke of Lost Dog Dance company.
Performers: Jean-Daniel Broussé, Nikki Rummer
Directors: Rosamond Martin, Jean-Daniel Broussé, Nikki Rummer
Dramaturg: Ben Duke
Choreography mentors: Ellis Saul, Martin Corri
Movement mentor: Pippa Duke
Lighting designer: William Ingham
Costume designer: Oliver Garcia
Nikki & JD are an acrobatic duo with a unique blend of skills in hand-to-hand, gymnastics and contemporary dance. 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. Jean-Daniel Broussé has six years’ performance experience with companies including Roundhouse Circus Company. He studied a BA (Hons) Degree at the National Centre for Circus Arts.
Nikki & JD have worked together for five years with companies including Barely Methodical Troupe and Square Peg Contemporary circus. They were finalists in Underbelly’s 2015 Circus Maximus competition and represented at the 2015 CANVAS Showcase.
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.
Running Time: 50-55 minutes, no interval
Age recommendation: 10+