performance art quartet

About

Knot Applicable is a performance art quartet. Our material is voice, percussion, dance and rope.

We use these elements as raw material to create pieces which involve intense physicality, improvisation, communication and play.

Our theatre pieces are studies on duration, stamina, concentration and presence.

We play with and subvert the hierarchies of

  • music and dance, by doing away with the concept of ‘accompaniment’;
  • of loose and composed forms, by devising structured pieces containing freedom for improvisation;
  • of audience and performer, by inviting the audience to take creative and physical responsibility, through their involvement in our use of ropes and body suspensions.

We create a polysemous environment with our rope play, in which we explore power, autonomy, dominance, consent, object and subject, tension and release.

We are interested in transformation, both yours and ours.

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