Knot may be at the Fringe for the first time but they have definitely made their mark. They won the Carol Tambor Best of Edinburgh Award and today they won a Herald Angel Award.

Nikki and JD show off their moves on Circus Lane PHOTO John Preece

Adrian Berry, Artistic Director of Jacksons Lane, who have produced Knot and worked on its development commented : “Jacksons Lane is thrilled that Nikki & JD have won a prestigious Herald Angel; this is such a major achievement for a show that started from such a small idea two years ago. We are proud and delighted for the artists and for the British circus sector.”

Knot is a finely crafted journey through the struggles of commitment, exploring the absurdity, mundanity and joy of a very modern affair. It tells the story of two acrobats, one gay and one straight, linked together in an unconventional relationship. Knot is a funny and moving piece that combines astonishing partner acrobatics, dance and storytelling to examine Nikki and JD’s own relationship, its durability and intensity. Using delicate sensitivity and exceptional circus skills, Knot is an exploration of LGBTQIA+ identity and the important bonds of companionship.

Created in collaboration with award-winning choreographer Ben Duke of Lost Dog Dance Company, Knot is supported by Jacksons Lane, Déda, Jerwood Choreographic Research Project II, the National Centre for Circus Arts, Arts Council England and Warwick Arts Centre.

The Herald Angels Awards began inn 1996 and are now an integral part of the festivals, whether that is the Edinburgh International Festival or the Fringe or Book Festivals – everyone has their chance.

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