29 June – 16 July 2017
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Tree of Codes

A contemporary ballet

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

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.

‘Sometimes, five stars is not enough’ The Independent

‘A joyous sensory overload’ Pitchfork


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.

MIF15
2-10 July 2015
Opera House, Manchester
World premiere 3 July 2015


MIF worldwide
27-29 April 2017 at the Musikhuset Aarhus, Denmark as part of European Capital of Culture Aarhus 2017

4-11 March 2017 at Sadler’s Wells Theatre, London, UK

6-23 February 2017 at the Palais Garnier, Paris, France

14-21 September 2015 at Park Avenue Armory, New York, NY, USA


Related events
Jamie xx’s band The xx were in residence at MIF13

Olafur Eliasson’s work featured in Il Tempo del Postino at MIF07