Based on the writings of psychoanalyst R.D. Lang, which director Liam Steel refers to as a bit of a mind f**k, Knots explores the harsh realities of relationships as they begin to disintegrate and the reasons why.
Despite the abstract approach to the subject, Knots seems to find a way to make a profound impact on absolutely any type of person. Whether a dance fan or not, a fan of visual art or not, Knots is completely relatable and, at some point, everyone will feel as though this piece is speaking directly to him/her. After all, no matter what type of person one is, relationship troubles are a part of everyones life experience.
The performances by the dancers of Coisceim Dance Theatre are remarkable and it is difficult not to be completely impressed by their stamina. They are not only top notch dancers, but fantastic actors as well. Equally fascinating is the sterile whiteness of the setting into which they are absorbed. As the ending shows, nothing remains that pure forever.