Opera Bastille, Paris, France
Combining music, scenography and choreography, Tree of Codes is a real laboratory of experimentation. Bringing together the dancers of the Company Wayne McGregor and the Paris Opera Ballet, this piece is the fruit of an artistic collaboration in which space, bodies and architecture interact. Choreographed by Wayne McGregor, the work opens up the spectators’ field of perception by immersing them in a disturbing play of mirrors created by the artist Olafur Eliasson and a techno-pop sound space conceived by the musician Jamie xx. A perfect symbiosis between fluidity of movement and rhythmic pulsations.
Triggered by Jonathan Safran Foer's (an artwork in the form of a book which was in turn inspired by by Bruno Schulz), this work features a company of soloists and dancers from the Paris Opera Ballet and Company Wayne McGregor.
'EXTRAORDINARY BALLET WITH STARK SCORE FROM JAMIE XX IS FECUND WITH HUMAN CREATIVITY... SOMETIMES FIVE STARS ARE NOT ENOUGH'
The Independent (UK)
Produced by Manchester International Festival, Paris Opera Ballet and Studio Wayne McGregor.
Commissioned by Manchester International Festival, Park Avenue Armory, FAENA ART, Paris Opera Ballet, Sadler's Wells and European Capital of Culture Aarhus 2017.
Supported by the PRS Foundation for Music and MIF Commissioning Circle.
Image by Joel Chester Fildes.