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Venue

Opera House
Quay Street, Manchester, GB

Tree of Codes

A contemporary ballet

2-10 July 2015
World premiere  3 July 2015

Wayne McGregor Director and choreographer
Olafur Eliasson Visual concept
Jamie xx Composer

Paris Opera Ballet alongside
Company Wayne McGregor

Inspired by Tree of Codes by Jonathan Safran Foer


A stunning collaboration between three world-class artists, Tree of Codes left audiences breathless. Jamie xx’s scintillating score, Olafur Eliasson’s dazzling designs and Wayne McGregor’s visceral choreography, danced by members of his own company alongside the stars of the great Paris Opera Ballet, came together to create something greater than the sum of their component parts – and drew standing ovations for the show’s run at the Opera House.

The essence of MIF distilled into a single show, Tree of Codes was presented to great acclaim in New York shortly after MIF15, and will be staged in four cities in Europe and the USA in 2017.

‘Sometimes, five stars is not enough’ The Independent

‘A joyous sensory overload’ Pitchfork


 On tour
14-21 September 2015 at Park Avenue Armory, New York, NY, USA
6-23 February 2017 at the Palais Garnier, Paris, France
27-29 April 2017 at the Musikhuset Aarhus, Denmark as part of European Capital of Culture Aarhus 2017


See also
Jamie xx’s band The xx were in residency at MIF13
Olafur Eliasson’s work featured in Il Tempo del Postino at MIF07


Paris Opera Ballet
Marie-Agnès Gillot
Jérémie Bélingard
Julien Meyzindi
Sébastien Bertaud
Lydie Vareilhes
Lucie Fenwick

Company Wayne McGregor
Catarina Carvalho
Travis Clausen-Knight
Alvaro Dule
Louis McMiller
Daniela Neugebauer
Anna Nowak
James Pett
Fukiko Takase
Jessica Wright

Sound Designer Nick Sagar
Lighting Realisation Rob Halliday

Commissioned by Manchester International Festival, Park Avenue Armory, FAENA ART, Paris Opera Ballet, Sadler’s Wells and European Capital of Culture Aarhus 2017.
Produced by Manchester International Festival, Paris Opera Ballet and Studio Wayne McGregor.
Supported by the PRS for Music Foundation and MIF Commissioning Circle.

 

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