TENT house for contemporary circus

Three movement stories like a perpetual motion

Three athletic bodies, three movements and the dazzling possibilities. Partner acrobatic trio Knot on Hands creates work from pure physical research, creating and recreating their movement material. And then there are those gems, a principle of a movement bursting with potential. It is like the chocolate bonbon that does not reveal its filling, the carefully wrapped gift whose shape cannot be guessed, that plot-driven story that has no end. Working from the urge to keep discovering and innovating, Knot on Hands skillfully responds to this audience need. 

CONCRETE works from three families of movement: the organic chapter Roll unravels a sense of continuity and evolution where one movement flows seamlessly into another. The movements are powerful and resonate the changing nature of life. The rhythmic and dynamic chapter Weave is a visual spectacle where three bodies intertwine to create living images, harmonious and expressive. The final chapter Stay defies the laws of gravity and forges an unbreakable bond between the acrobats and the wall, tilting the perspective. Knot on Hands zooms in and slows down, bringing partner acrobatics to its core. With this trilogy, they set a mechanism in motion time and again, that is essentially infinite. 

"Sometimes you see two legs sticking up with a walking man on either side. An upturned torso whose head is invisible or one arm poking out of a tangle of body parts. It is the deconstruction of the body. With a little imagination, it can be compared to a moving Picasso painting." Theaterkrant

"In this performance, the three acrobats of Knot on Hands demonstrate the power of the new circus. Concentrated, they explore the possibilities of their trained bodies." Het Parool

CREDITS CONCEPT • DIRECTION Knot on Hands PERFORMANCE Britt Timmermans • Mario Kunzi • Tijs Bastiaens OUTSIDE EYE Piet Van Dycke MUSIC COMPOSITION Roman Naef • Florestan Berset PROJECT LEADER Cahit Metin COSTUME Minka Parkkinen PRODUCTION Peggy Loch • TENT PRODUCER TENT RESIDENCIES Werkplaats Diepenheim • leeraum.offen • Circus Kapel LIGHT DESIGN Cahit Metin SUPPORTED BY Performing Arts Fund NL • Amsterdam Fund for the Arts • Werkplaats Diepenheim • CirkLabo • This is not a circus

Knot on Hands

Two Years