Olafur Eliasson and Tree of Codes


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Wayne McGregor collaborated with artist Olafur Eliasson and producer/composer Jamie xx to create a new contemporary ballet for Manchester International Festival.

Eliasson’s large-scale projects, including The New York City Waterfalls and The Weather Project at the Tate Modern, have captured the attention of audiences worldwide. Mercury Prize-winning Jamie xx blurs the boundaries between artist and audience in sonic environments like the one he created with his band, The xx, at the Armory in 2014.

Triggered by Jonathan Safran Foer’s (an artwork in the form of a book which was in turn inspired by by Bruno Schulz), this new, evening-length work features a company of soloists and dancers from the Paris Opera Ballet and Company Wayne McGregor.

Tree of Codes – 2015
Company – Company Wayne McGregor
Duration – 75 minutes
Choreography and direction – Wayne McGregor
Music – Jamie xx
Visual concept – Olafur Eliasson