Theatre Re14 - 16 Jan
String Theatre14 - 16 Jan
THE RED BALLOON
“Great work, sophisticated, sexy and yearning” Lyn Gardner (Stagedoor)
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.
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.
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.
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 – see it all!
“Is there a word for the love an audience can feel towards two circus performers? If not, there ought to be”
“Brutally honest and highly personal”
Nikki Rummer and JD Broussé
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
Original music: Tim Lenkiewicz
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’
Dean Martin Sway
Photos: Fabio Affuso, Phil Fisk
Producer: Split Second
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.