Nikki & JD Present Knot

Nikki & JD Present Knot

Location: Imperial Theatre

Date: Thursday, March 17, 2022

Show Starts: 7:30 PM

Tickets: $37.50 adults | $32.50 subscribers

After working together for four years and gaining experience with other British contemporary circus companies including Barely Methodical Troupe and Square Peg Circus, Nikki Rummer & Jean-Daniel Broussé (Nikki & JD) created their first show, Knot.

Featuring two acrobatic performers, Knot uses circus, dance and storytelling to examine love and conflict between two people seemingly in a relationship. However, there is a twist in the tale as the audience then discover that they are actually a single 30 something woman and a gay man.

Knot was created in 2016 as a 20-minute performance as part of Resolution! at The Place. The full 55-minute version premiered in February 2018.

Knot was a winner of the Total Theatre & Jacksons Lane Award for Circus 2019 and Herald Angel Award 2019, and runner up for the prestigious Carol Tambor Best of Fringe Award.

Performers: 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.


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.

  • Knot was up there amongst the best pieces of theatre I have ever seen. My wife and I were both deeply moved by the show – the balances and catches were, of course, unbelievable but the flow and liquidity of your dancing was utterly beautiful. And to thread it through with the storyline – perfect. You totally deserved the standing ovation.


  • Saw you today, you were great! very impressive of strength and harmony.”


  • Utterly fantastic show…. absolutely perfect…. heartbreakingly beautiful.


  • I loved the show tonight. Simultaneously emotional and amazing!”


  • Absolutely amazing performance tonight in Newbury guys. A really moving story, magnificently portrayed.


  • you were magic and breath taking!


  • it was stunning, thank you!


From audience members at Jacksons Lane, October 2018