Dance, Physical Theatre and Circus (circus, dance)

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  • Assembly Roxy - Upstairs
  • 14:45
  • Aug 25
  • 1 hour
  • Suitability: 12+ (Guideline)
  • Country: United Kingdom - England
  • Group: Nikki & JD / Jacksons Lane
  • Warnings and additional info: Age Category: 12 and above (12+)
  • Babes in arms policy: Babies do not require a ticket
  • Policy applies to: Children under 18 months


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, this very modern affair is told with delicate sensitivity through breathtaking acrobatics and heart-wrenching dance. 'As unexpectedly delightful and heartwarming as it is impressive' (

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General venue access

  • Accessible entry: There is 25 steps into the performance space. The surrounding street area has some cobbles/uneven pavements.
  • Wheelchair access type: Not fully wheelchair accessible

  • Stairs: 20+
    Number of stairs is provided as guidance and is not in addition to any wheelchair access type (lift/ramp etc) stated above.

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  • Is a wheelchair user
  • Requires a complimentary personal assistant ticket to attend a performance

Nathalie Solandt de Araujo 119 days ago

Absolutely wonderful. Don’t hesitate - see it

Katie Worsick 121 days ago

A highly impressive acrobatic / dance show, with drama and humour thrown in. Well worth a watch. ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Cinzia Cagliesi 121 days ago

Fantastic show !!!

SharHunt 130 days ago

Ok we didn’t read any reviews or investigate further than basic outline appealed. We’ve just watched an amazing piece and we’re surprised to find we borh had tears in our eyes at the end. Amazing on all levels: physically, technically, emotionally, honesty and fun. Wow!

Kate Gaul 131 days ago

KNOT – circus meets dance in an exploration of relationships. Breathtaking hand-to-hand physical feats express joy and pain. Its unique as it investigates how our perceptions are easily manipulated by the way a story is told and the images we are shown. Even the way that we see bodies is coloured by who and what we think those bodies represent. 3 remnants of cheese

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Miro Magazine (4/5 stars) 99 days ago

Internationally acclaimed circus duo Nikki & JD take Edinburgh by storm with Knot, an exploration of LGBTQIA+ identity and the roots of their companionship.

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Broadway World (5/5 stars) 105 days ago

Knot, from circus artists Nikki and JD, began life as a 20-minute performance piece in 2016, growing over the past three years into this internationally acclaimed show. Knot explores intimacy in relationships - not just romantic - with focus on fears, insecurities, annoyance and arguments. Nikki and JD explore their...

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One4Review (4/5 stars) 112 days ago

Nikki Rummer and JD Brousse’ provide a very entertaining theatrical circus performance that tells the story of the impossible choice: how can we be honest with ourselves without hurting those we love? There are quite literally plenty of twists and … Read More...

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The Scotsman (4/5 stars) 114 days ago

Nikki Rummer and JD Broussé had partners before they met, although they didn’t like them very much. This is much better, this is clearly love. Or is it? ...

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The Herald [paywall] (5/5 stars) 114 days ago

HE holds out his hand, and when she takes it, he swings her off her feet - whirls her high, onto his shoulders where she stands, poised and confident. If Nikki were to slip and fall, JD would always catch her before she hit the ground. They have such a simpatico...

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Fest (4/5 stars) 120 days ago

The tensions and intimacy of a creative relationship receive a refreshingly smart, emotionally warm once-over in this circus-theatre two-hander by Nikki Rummer and JD Brousse. The opening scenes play with the truth. Without wanting to be coy about it, we think we're privy to one slant on them that actually...

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Total Theatre 122 days ago

As we wait for the show to start we’re treated to the sound of Dean Martin singing ‘That’s Amore’. Knot is a love story – but one whose Facebook relationship status might read ‘it’s complicated’. Nikki (Rummer) and JD (Broussé) arrive on stage and announce themselves. They’re dressed in baggy,...

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Edinburgh Festivals Magazine (4/5 stars) 122 days ago

I used to think “dance partner” was the solution to the problem of gender-neutral relationship terminology. After all, a relationship should be more like a dance than a business venture... OK, it was a stupid...

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The List (4/5 stars) 125 days ago

Magnificent circus duet from performers Nikki and JD...

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The Circus Diaries 125 days ago

This funny, touching, and gorgeously choreographed piece of acrobatic theatre has been around for a while, but so far I’ve never managed to be in the right place at the right time. I can safely say, however, that it was worth the wait.

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Stagedoor 125 days ago

Knot is both deceptive and brutally honest; clever and full of heart. It begins with Nikki and JD explaining how they met. He had just broken up with a girl who had moved to Australia. She was with someone else, a physical god who was blonde, tall and chiselled. But they still got together. They felt like a good fit.

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