Nikki & JD

Knot by Nikki & JD.

Knot is an acrobatic pas de deux about the search for a significant partner. As the two performers execute athletic lifts and balances and sinewy choreography, their voices share the romantic dreams, falsehoods and confusion that underpin their complex relationship. Equally funny and heartbreaking, Nikki & JD reveal the raw underbelly of their friendship with an effortless balance between spectacle and intimacy.

Knot is equally funny and heartbreaking. A rare treat to see acrobatic prowess mixed with soulfulness.’ Culture Tiger

Knot is breathtaking in every way.’ The Place Reviews

Knot est un pas de deux acrobatique sur la recherche de son autre moitié. Tout en exécutant une chorégraphie faite de portés acrobatiques et d’équilibres, les deux artistes racontent leurs aspirations romantiques, les mensonges et la confusion qui se cachent derrière leur relation. Nikki et JD sont à la fois drôles et touchants, oscillants avec brio entre le spectaculaire et l’intime.



From the partners

  • ‘As one of the UK’s leading contemporary circus companies, celebrating our 30th anniversary this year, we feel that we have an important role to play within the UK sector in inspiring, nurturing and facilitating the creation and circulation of great circus. NoFit State has always encouraged and supported the development of new talents at home and to now take fresh and exciting UK work into the world to international platforms is a seriously exciting prospect.’


    Tom Rack, Artistic Director NoFit State Circus
  • ‘Spotlight UK Circus is an excellent new opportunity for UK based circus artists to improve their financial resilience and develop professionally by performing their work overseas on new platforms. Crying Out Loud has been forging international partnerships for 14 years and is delighted to join forces with NoFit State and are hugely grateful to Arts Council England who initiated the International Showcasing fund.’

    Rachel Clare, Artistic Director Crying Out Loud
  • ‘Subcase is an annual showcase of contemporary circus presenting mostly Nordic work. It’s a perfect opportunity to rub shoulders in a more personal and intimate way with international presenters and Nordic circus artists, in order to find new markets and co-producers as well as to exchange knowledge and experiences. The attending presenters are mostly from Europe, US and Canada but also some from Asia and South America.’

    Kiki Muukkonen, Artistic Programming Director Subcase
  • ‘Thanks to this collaboration between CIRCa, NoFit State Circus and Crying Out Loud, British circus will be present at the 30th edition of the CIRCa festival du cirque actuel, which showcases the upcoming circus trends every year in Auch. For the past 10 years, there has been an exceptional renewal of the art form in Europe. We are proud to present the best contemporary artists, those who speak the universal language of contemporary circus, whose work is not defined by borders.’

    Marc Fouilland, CIRCa Director

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