Tree of Codes Headlines Sydney Festival 2018

The choreographer Wayne McGregor, the artist Olafur Eliasson, the musician Jamie xx will be bringing their collaborative spectacular, Tree of Codes, to headline the 2018 Sydney festival, the second curated by the artistic director, Wesley Enoch.

This dazzling contemporary ballet, performed by Company Wayne McGregor, brings together choreographer Wayne McGregor, installation artist Olafur Eliasson and electronic composer Jamie xx to reinterpret Jonathan Safran Foer’s haunting experimental novella.

Tree of Codes takes the cryptic text as its jumping-off point for an exhilarating mash-up of dance, visual art and electronic music, performed by soloists and 10 dancers from Company Wayne McGregor, with a spectacularly colourful visual concept by artist Olafur Eliasson and a pulsating and soulful soundtrack by composer Jamie xx.

Having premiered at Manchester International Festival in 2015, this is an unmissable partnership between three visionary artists.

“★★★★★ Extraordinary. Sometimes, five stars are not enough” The Independent

“★★★★★ An exhilarating, visually striking and relentlessly energetic contemporary ballet” The Stage

“Jaw-dropping… with breathtaking physical feats and visual dazzle” The New York Times


Have a look at Sydney Festival’s excellent programme on their website, which includes the political YouTube star Randy Rainbow, Inua Ellams’ acclaimed Barber Shop Chronicles, the world’s first underwater band ‘Aquasonic’ and their Seidler Salon Series where music and architecture come together.

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