Choreographer Wendy Jehlen draws inspiration from Shakespare's sonnets and tragedies to reveal the complex power structures and forced negotiations that inform most relationships. "The knocking within" tells the story of two lovers: it unveils the violence and tenderness of intimacy through the juxtaposition of stillness and collision, silence and language. Latin poem "Odi et amo" by Catullus, who describes the feeling of hate and love intertwined in an unexplicably fluid emotion, comes to mind. The perception of fluidity emerges in Wendy Jehlen's choreography in a captivating way. We are pushed through a swing of extreme feelings that smoothly turn into their opposite; the dancers (Jehlen and Pradhuman Nayak) reenact the dynamics of difficult dialogues, alternating apparent calm with tormented dreams, mirrors of unspoken frustrations.